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By Edition On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Faster military assistance on the islands

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten can now receive assistance from the Navy even faster if they want to. The previously requested permission via the Governor and The Hague is no longer needed. Applications More...

Security sector Curacao
By Edition On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Security partners Curaçao on board Zr. Ms. Zealand

WILLEMSTAD - On Monday, several partners from the security sector met on board of the naval vessel Zr.Ms. Zeeland for a theme day. This theme day was devoted to the (simplified) military assistance requests and More...

By Edition On Monday, November 12th, 2018

Militaries prosecuted for death navy diver

WILLEMSTAD - Three soldiers are being prosecuted for a diving accident in which a marine diver died in November 2015. According to the Public Prosecution Service (OM), they violated service regulations that could More...

By Edition On Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Defense personnel Caribbean awarded for emergency relief Hurricane Irma

WILLEMSTAD - Military and civilian personnel from the various sections of the Defense in the Caribbean were awarded the Commemorative Medal for Humanitarian Assistance in Disasters at Naval Base Parera. The awards More...

By Edition On Monday, June 11th, 2018

Armored vehicles in Curaçao not because of concerns about Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The Dutch Ministry of Defense strongly opposes reports that it has strengthened the military presence in Curaçao because of concerns about the instability of neighboring Venezuela. Commander More...

By Edition On Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Dutch marine found dead in Curaçao, husband arrested

WILLEMSTAD - Navy corporal Iris Homan from Hengelo, the Netherlands was found dead in a swimming pool on the island of Curacao on May 21st. Her husband Bart D., also a corporal in the Dutch navy, was arrested. D. More...

By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

‘Military adventurism’ real threat for ABC islands

THE HAGUE - 'Military adventurism' poses a real threat to Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. The Lieutenant General of the Marines Rob Verkerk warned the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament. This is according to a More...

By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Zr. Ms. Holland arrived in the Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD - Zr.Ms. Holland has arrived in the Caribbean. The new station ship will be used for the next 3.5 months to intercept drug transports and to support the Coast Guard. Even before her ceremonial entry, More...

Coast Guard_new boats
By Edition On Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

The first four ‘Metal Sharks’ to substitute the Super Rhibs are at the Naval base in Parera

WILLEMSTAD - The first four 'Metal Sharks' to replace the Super-RHIBs were launched this morning at the Naval Base in Parera. After the registration and inspection process, the future crew will follow a driver course More...

Dutch navy
By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Staff shortages Defense can have consequences for presence in the Caribbean

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Staff shortages at Defense can lead to pressure on the strength of the armed forces that are stationed in Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten. Chairman Jean Debie of the trade union for defense More...