WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A lawyer for a subsidiary of Houston-based ConocoPhillips said a court in the Dutch Antilles has authorized it to seize $1.94 billion worth of assets held on Bonaire island by Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A court on the Dutch island of Curacao has authorized the local subsidiary of U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips to seize $636 million worth of assets held on the island by Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA.
Conveniently sitting outside the hurricane belt, just 50 miles east of busy Aruba, laid-back Curaçao boasts vibrant architecture and history, multicultural neighborhoods, white sand beaches and iridescent turquoise Caribbean water.
The island is best known for its capital Willemstad, with its candy-colored Dutch colonial architecture lining a gorgeous bay.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — An appeals court in the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao has upheld the sentence of a former prime minister found guilty of corruption.
Gerrit Schotte faces three years in prison and is barred from running for office for five years. His attorney appealed Friday's sentencing to a higher court in the Netherlands.
5.5 quake hits southern Caribbean, no damage reported
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A 5.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken the southern Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela but caused no reported damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake hit Friday morning just before 10 a.m. local time about 40 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of Aruba. It occurred at a depth of a little more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) offshore from the city of La Vela de Coro.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao — Age, a sand floor and a powerful 150-year-old pipe organ, a gift of the Netherlands government, are what distinguish Mikve Israel-Emanuel, the oldest continuously operated synagogue in the Western Hemisphere and a major tourist attraction.
With the arrival tonight of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (year 5777 on the Hebrew calendar), it will come alive with worshippers just as it has virtually every Jewish holiday and weekend since 1732.
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao (AP) — A group of migrants from Venezuela has been detained off the coast of the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao, authorities say.
Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard spokesman Roderick Gouverneur said all 21 migrants remained in custody Monday.
The boat carrying the migrants was detected around midnight Friday about 6 miles (10 kilometers) south of the island in the southern Caribbean Sea, the Coast Guard said in a statement. Authorities found 20...