Young Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Apply for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Residents from Curacao, Aruba, and Sint Maarten are eligible to participate in the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) and are encouraged to apply. Last year two young entrepreneurs from Curacao and two from Aruba participated in the YLAI, which empowers entrepreneurs and innovative civil society leaders to strengthen their capacity to launch and advance entrepreneurial ideas and effec... Read More »

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 members, Consul General Hawthorne, Member o... Read More »

USFOL Volunteers Organize Fun Day for Curacao Youth Brigade

On March 17, 2017, 45 members from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) organized a Fun Day for 56 youth and five adults from Brigada di Seguridat I Formashon (BSF). Youth from the Brigade participated in workshops at the USFOL that provided hands-on opportunities to learn about firefighting, law enforcement, medical assistance, workplace safety, and fitness training. “The BSF is... Read More »

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Regarding Insel Air

The U.S. Consulate General Curaçao informs U.S. citizens that it has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate personnel from flying on Insel Air. The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. This policy applies only to the official travel of U.S. Consulate personnel and will be reevaluated as Insel Air’s safety condition improves. ... Read More »

USFOL Volunteers Bring Games and Music to Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo

On January 13, 2017, twelve members from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) supported a community event with FUIK (Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo). The USFOL members organized games, music and shared refreshments with 120 children. Since 2000, the USFOL has built strong partnerships with local community-based organizations to express their appreciation for the hospitality they have received... Read More »

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. ... Read More »

Secretary of State Kerry Releases 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

On June 30, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the U.S. government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights an... Read More »

Curacao Film Institute Working to Develop Film and TV industry in Curacao

Yesterday, the United States Consul General Margaret D. Hawthorne hosted a gathering for members and supporters of the Curacao Film Institute, which presented its plans for the development of the Curacao film and television industry in the presence of the Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations, His Excellency Ronald Plasterk and Economic Development Minister, His Excellency Eugene Rhuggenaath. ... Read More »

USFOL Volunteers Continue Their Support of Siloam

Ten members from U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) Curacao supported a community outreach event at the Siloam Christian Children’s Convalescent Home on June 1, 2016. The USFOL members helped the Siloam Director and Staff with landscaping, yard work, and beautification projects on the property. Additionally, the members spent some time playing football and interacting with the children. ... Read More »

Presidential Proclamation — National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2016

The dynamism and diversity of Caribbean Americans have contributed to our Nation’s story in extraordinary ways. Millions of people in the United States are connected to our Caribbean neighbors through ties of commerce and family — a relationship reinforced by the values and history we hold in common. During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the contributions of our Carib... Read More »

U.S. and the Four Entities of the Kingdom of the Netherlands sign MOU to Strengthen Law Enforcement Cooperation

On June 2, 2016 the Attorney General of the United States of America, the Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, the Minister of Justice of Aruba, the Minister of Justice of Curaçao and the Minister of Justice of Sint Maarten signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the enhancement of existing cooperation and strengthening of law enforcement and the criminal justice system in ... Read More »

U.S. Forward Operating Location Welcomes New Commander

Today, Lieutenant Colonel John F. Belo relinquished command of the United States Forward Operating Locations (USFOL) in Curaçao and Aruba to Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan F. McGowen. The Change of Command is a time-honored military tradition which symbolizes the continuation of leadership and unit identity despite the change in individual authority. Passing the ceremonial flag from the old commande... Read More »

U.S. Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Launches, Young Entrepreneurs Encouraged to Apply

Last year in Jamaica, President Obama launched the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) to expand opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs and civil society activists in the Americas. YLAI will incubate and accelerate the work of young business and civil society leaders from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. ... Read More »

USFOL Hosts “Operation Pet Care” at Dierenasiel Curaçao

On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) hosted “Operation Pet Care” for 56 abandoned animals during a visit to Dierenasiel Curaçao. USFOL volunteers spent the morning cleaning multiple kennels, grooming dogs and cats, and socializing with the animals. Dierenasiel Curaçao provides dogs and cats with a safe home until an adoption is made final. ... Read More »

USFOL Hosts “Kid’s Day”

On February 19, 2016, the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) hosted a “Kid’s Day” for 51 children and staff from Fundashon Amigunan di Cristo. The children had lunch with members of the USFOL and had the opportunity to tour the USFOL facilities. Additionally, volunteers from the USFOL educated the children about the importance of fire prevention, security, and safety. It was a great opp... Read More »

USFOL Volunteers Donate Christmas Gifts to Community Charity Organizations

During the holiday season, over 60 volunteers from the U.S. Forward Operating Location (USFOL) collected more than US $12,000 worth of toy donations for their annual Operation Curaçao Christmas program. The USFOL delivered toys, clothing and school supplies to various community charity organizations, such as Siloam Village Orphanage & Hospice, Encila Half Way House, and FUIK Afterschool Center, h... Read More »
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