Blackout Tuesday Message

Dear Friends on Curacao, Aruba, Sint Maarten, Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that” – M.L. King. These are troubling times for America and the world. Reports on the protests on American streets are confusing and painful. So we need to be clear: Americans support peoples’ freedom …

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Happy National Anthem and Flag day to Aruba

IMG_1007 Aruba, Felis dia di himno i bandera! Happy Anthem and Flag day! I’m sorry can’t be in Aruba today with you. As the world is facing difficult times, I want to stress the importance of the friendship between the United Stated and your beautiful island. In the face of this adversity, as with adversity we …

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Consul General Greenberg enjoyed Museo Ka’i Orgel experience

On October 8, Consul General Allen Greenberg visited the Museo Ka’i Orgel where he viewed and experienced one of Curaçao’s traditional musical instruments. ”I enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the history of the Ka’i Orgel and saw how the instrument is made by autodidact Serapio Pinedo. I liked playing the waltz and mazurka on the Ka’i Orgel …

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USS TORNADO Crew Participates in Community Project with Fundashon Venex

United States Navy Patrol Boat USS Tornado (PC-14) visited Curacao October 3-5. Last Saturday, crew members participated in a community relations project for, and together with, non-profit foundation Fundashon Venex. With the crew provided paint and supplies, they refurbished a building and conducted landscaping of the property. Venex plans to open a Center for Education …

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U.S. Consul General Hawthorne Hosts Visit of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green

U.S. Consul General Margaret Hawthorne hosted the visit of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green on February 18 and 19. Ambassador Green was sworn in as the 18th USAID Administrator in August 2017. Prior to joining USAID, he served as president of the International Republican Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated …

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Notice for U.S. citizens – Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 10

The Department continues to monitor requests from U.S. citizens in Sint Maarten. Concerned citizens may contact the Department at IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov The Department received information that the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship Majesty of the Seas will make a humanitarian visit to Sint Maarten to deliver supplies and board passengers seeking to depart the island. The …

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Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas Ports in Curacao with Evacuees from St. Maarten

On Sunday, Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas made a humanitarian stop in St. Maarten to drop off supplies and evacuate more than 300 people following Hurricane Irma. Before reaching Puerto Rico, the final destination of the cruise, the ship docked in Curacao today, before heading to Aruba. Staff of the U.S. Consulate General …

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Notice for U.S. Citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 7

Evacuation flights have resumed today, September 12. Proceed to the airport immediately. Expect long wait times. There is no running water at the airport. If possible, bring enough bottled water with you to last the day. Passengers may be allowed one small carry-on bag. Medications and other essential items should be carried on your person. Only service …

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Notice for U.S. citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 6

The Department of State is working with the Department of Defense to continue evacuation flights on September 11. U.S. citizens desiring to leave should proceed to the airport to arrive by noon on Monday carrying their U.S. passport or other proof of U.S. citizenship and identity. Passengers may be allowed carry on one small bag. …

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Pal’i Muhé; Women Today Event at U.S. Consulate

On Tuesday, March 28, U.S. Consul General Margaret Hawthorne organized a panel discussion at Roosevelt House to highlight the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. After all, the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, which was the day that also marked a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The panel …

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Consulate Hosts Networking Event to Promote Sustainable Energy on Curacao

The U.S. Consulate General Curacao and the Curacao Development Institute hosted a welcome reception for Professor Daniel M. Kammen and Professor Harrison Fraker from the University of California, Berkeley who are visiting Curacao together with Quanten, LLC and the World Bank to explore sustainable resource plans for the island.

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