Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Torpedoing and Honoring of the Fallen of the USS Erie

The Following is an excerpt from the Classified report on the sinking of the USS Erie by U-163; from the Commanding Officer of the USS Erie to the Secretary of the Navy, 9th of December, 1942 The USS Erie was torpedoed on the afternoon of the 12th of November, 1942, while flagship of the convoy ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid non-essential travel to Sint Maarten while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Avoid non-essential travel to Sint Maarten while Hurricane Irma recovery efforts are underway. On September 9, 2017, Hurricane Irma struck Sint Maarten as a Category 5 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the island’s infrastructure.  While the Government of Sint Maarten is working to restore order and security, hotel capacity is ...
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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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Notice for U.S. citizens: Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 9

Planned Flights for Wednesday, September 13: Bring your passport and travel documents to the airport if you have them. U.S. citizens may still proceed to the airport for processing if you no longer have your documents. Dutch St. Maarten:   Several flights are planned to fly out of St. Maarten on Wednesday morning, September 13, by ...
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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 8

We encourage U.S. citizens who have successfully evacuated the hurricane affected areas to update their friends and family via social media. Friends and family of U.S. citizens in hurricane affected areas should continue to monitor the social media accounts of their loved ones. You can inform the Department of State about U.S. citizens affected by ...
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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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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 5

“The U.S. Consulate in Curacao wishes to remind U.S. citizens to continue to shelter in place if in overseas area impacted by Hurricane Irma & Hurricane Jose unless you have confirmed evacuation plans. If you have not already done so, please provide your location information to the U.S. Department of State by visiting  tfa.state.gov  or calling ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 4

The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is our top priority.  Over the last 24 hours, Department of State has worked in close coordination with the Department of Defense to  assist over 500 American citizens with air evacuations from St. Martin, beginning with those needing urgent medical care. These operations will expand as weather ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 3

We are considering every option to assist U.S. citizens in St. Martin, in close coordination with Dutch and French partners. Hurricane Jose is predicted to pass near St. Martin on Saturday, which has severely limited the window for safe departures. The airport remains closed to commercial traffic. U.S. citizens in St. Martin should not go ...
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Notice for U.S. Citizens: The Aftermath of Hurricane Irma – Sitrep 2

Please visit  https://travel.state.gov/…/travel/en/news/HurricaneIrma.html  for the latest updates on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. If you receive an error registering at  https://tfa.state.gov/ , please send an email to IrmaEmergencyUSC@state.gov. To alert us to U.S. citizens affected by Hurricanes Irma and Jose, including yourself, visit  travel.state.gov  and click Task Force Alert. For further inquiries about U.S. citizens, you can email ...
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St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustatius Hurricane Update – Sitrep 1

The Consulate is closely monitoring the situation in Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Saba. Hurricane Irma struck yesterday morning as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 185 mph (295 km/h) with higher gusts. Initial reports indicate widespread damage, flooding, and power outages in Sint Maarten. Princess Juliana International Airport is closed and ...
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U.S. Consulate Volunteers Join Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts

The United States Consulate General, in coordination with the Curaçao Sea Turtle Conservation, RAC/REMPEITC Caribbean, and the International Maritime Organization, is proud to do its part today in keeping Curaçao clean, green, and pristine for the people of today and children of tomorrow. Toward that end, on June 2, consulate employees volunteered to assist with ...
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Nos Pais TV Aired Live Interview with Consul General Hawthorne

U.S. Consul General Margaret Hawthorne was interviewed live at the studio of Nos Pais TV. During the interview she spoke about the International Women’s Day event that took place at the U.S. Consulate General earlier this week. “The best outcome of the women’s movement was that is gave women the right to choose,” CG Hawthorne said. ...
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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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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 ...
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