Tag: Curacao Netherlands Antilles

The New Resort That’s Bringing Curaçao Into The Caribbean Mainstream

The Dutch island is best known for its blue liqueur, but that’s set to change with the arrival of the all-inclusive Sandals chain and its heart-shaped lounge chairs WILLEMSTAD — Just like the famous blue holiday liqueur, Curaçao is a potent blend. True, it follows the recipe for a typical Caribbean island — beaches, bars, […]

Dutch State Secretary Alexandra Van Huffelen Plans Working Visit To Curaçao On February 10

WILLEMSTAD — Dutch State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen of Kingdom Relations and Digitization will pay a working visit to Curaçao on February 10. In the space of two weeks, Van Huffelen will visit all the Caribbean Islands. At the end of January, the State Secretary submitted a request to postpone the debate on the BES islands […]

Curacao’s U.S. Military Corps Builds Strong Relationships During COVID-19 Lockdown

WILLEMSTAD — Taking advantage of the reprieve from COVID-19 restrictions, the 429th Expeditionary Operations Squadron at Forward Operating Location Curacao reinvigorated their community outreach efforts and key leader engagements. In September 2021, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Transport visited with the leadership team at the FOL; this was the first visit for Prime […]

Sandals All-Inclusive Resort Set To Open In Curacao In 2021

WILLEMSTAD — Sandals Resorts International said this week they have signed an agreement that will bring Sandals® Resorts to a brand-new destination, at the Santa Barbara Resort on the island of Curaçao. This will mark the ninth island destination for the brand in the Caribbean region. The new Sandals Curaçao will initially include 350-luxurious rooms and suites […]

U.S. Air Force To Support Anti-Narcotics Efforts In Curacao

WILLEMSTAD — Four U.S. Air Force planes will be deployed to Curacao for counter-narcotics operations, the U.S. Southern Command announced on Friday. An E-3 Sentry surveillance plane and an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System plane, supported by two KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft, will fly detection and monitoring missions in international airspace, Pentagon officials […]

Netherlands, U.S. Agree On Use of Curacao As Possible Aid Hub For Venezuela

AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands and the United States reached an agreement to use facilities on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao for possible distribution of aid to nearby Venezuela, Curacao’s prime minister said. The island will only be used for civilian operations to deliver aid, such as food and medicines, to Venezuela if the Venezuelan […]