WILLEMSTAD — The British Royal Navy support ship RFA Mounts Bay has joined forces with specialist U.S. take-down teams from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in order to combat drug smuggling in the Caribbean. USCG drug enforcement experts have been deployed to stop illegal narcotics produced in South and Central
[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CARACAS — Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA suspended oil storage and shipping from its Caribbean facilities following a move by ConocoPhillips to temporarily seize the firm’s assets on four islands, according to a PDVSA source and Reuters data. PDVSA has begun concentrating most shipping in
[ad name=”HTML-68″] WILLEMSTAD — Customs officials in the German port of Hamburg say they have seized 717 kilograms (1,580 pounds) of cocaine, which they estimate would have produced drugs with a street value of 145 million euros ($156 million). The head of the Hamburg customs investigation office, Rene Matschke, said
CHRISTIANSTED — Curacao finished its domination of the seven-team Caribbean regional tournament Saturday with a 5-0 win over St. Thomas at Canegata Ballpark to earn a berth in the Little League World Series. The Pariba League team from Willemstad outscored its opponents 61-1 in six tournament games. It defeated St.
Green-speckled scorpionfish WILLEMSTAD — A riotously colorful new species of scorpionfish has been found deep in the region near Curaçao. The fish is orange-red, with splashes of yellow and pink decorating its fins and face. Its scientific name is Scorpaenodes barrybrowni, after nature photographer Barry Brown, who works with
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WILLEMSTAD — There has been yet another oceanic discovery, this time, deep in a coral reef off of Curacao in the Caribbean. Scientists have found a new fish, named the Coryphopterus curasub, which is a species of Goby different from any Goby yet known to man. The discovery was
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — A Texas woman vanished while snorkeling off the northwestern coast of Curacao last week, and the local coast guard stopped looking for her after three days of fruitless searching, authorities reported Monday. Amanda Waller was last seen Thursday while swimming back to Curacao’s popular Cas Abao beach.
ORANJESTAD — The quest by three modern-day slaves for $80 million in restitution has come to Curacao. Three Cuban slave-labor victims were given the High Court’s go-ahead to enforce a $50 million claim won in a United States court against any assets that a drydock firm based in the Caribbean