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By Edition On Monday, May 28th, 2018

OM demands 15 years against captain

WILLEMSTAD - The Public Prosecution Office (OM) has demanded 15 years of prison against the captain of the boat that hit the cliffs and killed at least five Venezuelans. That incident took place in January this More...

By Edition On Monday, April 30th, 2018

350 human trafficking victims rescued across 13 Caribbean, Latin American countries

INTERPOL - According to the British news site BBC, nearly 350 men, women, and children have been rescued by police in 13 Caribbean and South American countries. The human trafficking victims were freed by an Interpol-orchestrated More...

By Edition On Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Head of Immigration Service suspected of 9 cases of human trafficking

WILLEMSTAD - The head of the Immigration and Admission organization, Esther Cheri, is suspected of 9 allegations of human trafficking. This became clear during the first pre-trial session of her case. According More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 8th, 2018

OM: “Investigation into the phenomenon of sexual exploitation of minors”

WILLEMSTAD - The tackling of trafficking in human beings has been a high priority within the Public Prosecution (OM) Curaçao. Human trafficking is the exploitation of other people usually for the sole purpose of More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Public Prosecution: Increase in human trafficking cases in 2017”

WILLEMSTAD - The human trafficking cases in Curaçao have increased enormously in 2017 in comparison with previous years. In 2015, 4 cases of human trafficking were brought to court. In 2016 two cases and 14 cases More...

By Edition On Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Dead Venezuelans found on north coast are victims of human trafficking

WILLEMSTAD - The police officers have arrested two Venezuelans suspected of human trafficking. They are suspected of being involved in the crossing of the boat that shipwrecked on the north coast of the island last More...

By Edition On Thursday, August 10th, 2017

MP asks questions about illegal prostitution

WILLEMSTAD - The Member of Parliament for PAR, Anna-Maria Pauletta asked the Minister of Justice Quincy Girigorie several questions about the large number of people working as prostitutes outside the brothel Campo More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

US slaps Belize with worst rank in latest Human Trafficking Report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. State Department yesterday slapped the worst tier status on the Central American CARICOM nation of Belize as it released its annual Trafficking in Persons report. Belize is the only Caribbean More...

By Edition On Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Two Venezuelans arrested for human trafficking

WILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at around 10 am, the officers of the Organized Crime Unit of the Police, arrested two Venezuelans suspected of human trafficking. The arrest took place during an investigation More...

By Edition On Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Latin America lacks clear policies to tackle human trafficking

Migrants with tired faces laden with the hardships of the hazardous journey from Central America to the United States rest in a shelter in Mexico, which many reach after being cheated by “coyotes” out of everything More...