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By Edition On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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December 2015: huge emissions

WILLEMSTAD – According to the environmental organization SMOC, the oil refinery did it again in December 2015. “The emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) was huge.” The people under the smoke have ever proved that More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 4th, 2016
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Dutch MP to Curaçao to delve more into oil refinery file

WILLEMSTAD - Dutch MP for the GroenLinks party, Liesbeth van Tongeren will make use of her participation in the Inter-Parliamentary Consultation Kingdom (IPKO), which will be held next week in St. Maarten, to delve More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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COP21 alert – Caribbean part of Dutch Kingdom belongs to top 5 CO2 emissions per capita

It is through the burning of fossil fuels that CO2 is released to the atmosphere, which is accompanied with ocean acidification and an increasing sea level. In the end, small island development states (SIDS) and More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
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Judge: “Seizure against the oil refinery needs to be lifted”

WILLEMSTAD – The Court of Justice ruled today in favor of the Curaçao oil refinery Isla. The environmental organizations SMOC and Humane Care Curaçao and the 22 civilians have seized the oil refinery’s accounts More...

Oil refinery
By Edition On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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Curaçao unable to fix pollution problem

WILLEMSTAD –According to the Humane Care Foundation Curaçao (SHZC) politicians are playing with the health of the people on the island. “This is clearly a slap in the face of these people.” “It is evident More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Business Association: “Economy before environment”

WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Business Association (VBC) believes that the seizure of the oil refinery’s bank account by environmental groups and citizens living under the smoke is very irresponsible. The VBC made More...

Oil refinery
By Edition On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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SMOC: “75 million guilders oil refinery is not for SMOC!”

WILLEMSTAD – From various media reports in the last days it seems as if the environmental foundation SMOC is after the 75 million guilders of the oil refinery to bring the company’s existence in danger. These More...

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By Edition On Friday, October 23rd, 2015
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Isla files lawsuit against citizens and environmental organizations

WILLEMSTAD – The oil refinery Isla has filed a lawsuit against the environmental groups and residents, who have recently seized 75 million guilders in the assets of the refinery. According to these citizens and More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
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Environmental groups seize accounts oil refinery

WILLEMSTAD – Environmentalist groups SMOC and Humane Care will collect 75 million guilders from the oil refinery Isla and the Build Own and Operate (BOO) plant. Through a so-called garnishment. The judge imposed More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
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Tribute to Hachchi and Van Raak: Plasterk must work proactively

WILLEMSTAD - Last week the Dutch MPs Hachchi (D66) and Van Raak (SP) presented two motions to the Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk to persuade him to make the problems around the oil refinery in Curaçao More...