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Venezuelan Parliament: “Curaçao must take in refugees”

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD – The Venezuelan Parliament, appointed by President Nicolas Maduro, has called on Curaçao to grant asylum to a group of boat refugees. Parliamentarian Luis Stefanelli said to speak on behalf of the parliament and wants the survivors of a wrecked boat of Venezuelans who went to Curaçao to be treated as political refugees. […]

UN chief offers Colombia help with Venezuela migration crisis

Colombia’s president has warned of an unfolding “humanitarian crisis” on the border with Venezuela. Nearly half a million Venezuelans have fled to Colombia to escape economic deprivation and a crackdown on dissent. BOGOTA – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered Colombia more resources to manage a migration crisis that has seen nearly half a million Venezuelans pour […]

Towards a more inclusive community-based tourism development

Exciting Times for Punda WILLEMSTAD – Punda is unique compared to many other islands in the Caribbean. Curaçao’s city center has authentic historical buildings and our Handelskade is on the UNESCO world heritage list. Cruise tourism is growing rapidly, and tourists are spending locally. Punda is doing well, but we’re not there yet. Old Punda, […]

Large-scale gold smuggling from Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD – Under the watchful eye of the army, thousands of kilos of illegal gold are smuggled monthly from Venezuela to the Caribbean, including Curaçao and Aruba. The Dutch investigative journalist and international criminologist Bram Ebus reports this to NPO Radio 1 at Bureau Buitenland (VPRO). Ebus recently researched illegal gold mining in the south […]

Venezuela to lift ban after resolution has been signed

ORANJESTAD – Today a meeting took place in Aruba between the countries Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands and Venezuela to find a solution to the measures unilaterally imposed by the South American country. After this travel and trade ban, several Dutch citizens from Aruba and Curaçao remained in Venezuela without being able to return to their […]

Grenada to be removed from EU Tax Haven list

ST GEORGE’S – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says Grenada is expected to be removed from the European Union Blacklist by the end of January. The decision to remove Grenada, one of 17 countries blacklisted by the EU, is expected to follow a meeting of the Financial and Economic Unit of the OECD set for January […]

PAHO Boss: Climate Change could affect health

WASHINGTON – The Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned of the effects of climate change on health, as she called for building resilient health systems. Dr Carissa Etienne says climate change is increasing the risk of disease. She outlined the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on health at an event […]

Volcano in Martinique not erupting, assure officials

FORT-DE-FRANCE – The Volcanic and Seismological Observatory in Martinique has sought to dismiss reports of volcanic activity at Mount Pelée. Images were being circulated via WhatsApp yesterday accompanied by claims that the volcanic mountain in the northern end of the island was experiencing unusual activity, with more than 135 sulphur springs popping up over a four-day […]