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Passengers likely off measles-hit ship this week: Curacao official

Passengers confined to a Church of Scientology cruise ship after a crew member came down with measles could be permitted to disembark in Curacao as early as Tuesday, health authorities said.

Curacao vows to stop measles spreading from Scientology ship

The Dutch territory of Curacao said Saturday it would do what was needed to prevent measles spreading from a Scientology cruise ship, after a crew member came down with the disease.The Freewinds, which left the Caribbean island of St.

Venezuela boat migrants float in Curacao asylum limbo

Colon - Just 60 miles across the water from Aron's town lay a quiet island of white beaches and palm trees: a paradise compared to his violent and impoverished homeland of Venezuela.But the island of Curacao did not want him.

Venezuelans park aid boats, retreating from navy threat

Colon - US-based Venezuelan opposition supporters have parked two boatloads of humanitarian aid in Curacao, retreating from a bid to ship it to their country following a warning from the navy.

Venezuela aid boat reaches Curacao after reported standoff

Colon - A boat carrying aid from the United States docked at the island of Curacao on Sunday after officials said the Venezuelan military had stopped it reaching the crisis-hit country.

Prayers, holy water as Venezuelan Curacao aid shipment delayed

Colon - Venezuelan opposition supporters rallied in Curacao's port Saturday, pushing for their own shipment to join in a dangerous aid effort for their country, but the vessel's captain declined to sail yet for security reasons.

Curacao blocks Venezuela aid ship cargo, citing security

Colon - Curacao authorities Friday blocked Venezuelan opposition supporters from loading aid donations onto a ship to sail to their country, the vessel's captain said, with the island's government citing security concerns.

Venezuela sea aid bid puts quiet Curacao in spotlight

Colon - A sleepy island best known for beaches and a blue liquor named after it has become the focus of a tense bid to bring aid by sea to Venezuela, in the face of warnings that the country's military will block it.

Venezuela aid from US lands in Curacao

Colon - A plane carrying food and medical aid from the United States landed on the Caribbean island of Curacao Thursday en route to Venezuela, whose government has vowed to block it.

Senior Curacao politician shot dead while drinking beer on beach

Willemstad - A prominent politician on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao was shot dead as he drank a beer with friends at a beach close to his home.

As one country ceases to exist, it gives birth to two new ones

Willemstad - From today onwards, the country known as the Netherlands Antilles will not exist anymore. In its place, two new countries come into existence -- Curacao and St Maarten -- and the rest of the islands become municipalities of the Netherlands, 8000 km away.

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