Zika Virus

Zika virus has been reported in the Dutch Caribbean.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued travel notices for Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, and Sint Maarten regarding the Zika Virus. There is evidence that Zika is linked to birth defects in the fetuses of infected pregnant women and Guillain-Barré syndrome in infected individuals of any age or gender. Zika is typicall... Read More »

General Strike Planned for Curacao Thursday, September 15, 2016

During a press conference on Wednesday, Sep 14, 2016, the leaders of the majority of labor unions in Curacao declared that there will be a general strike on Thursday morning, Sep 15th, in support of the contract workers of the oil refinery. The U.S. Consulate informs U.S. citizens that, given the number of participating unions, it is possible the strike will disrupt traffic, transportation, and ai... Read More »
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