Willemstad

Willemstad, Curacao
Nov 5 '19 09:20

A power outage affected the entire island of Curacao on Monday. The power went out at around 9:15 a.m. local time. Nine hours later, some parts of the island were getting power again, including the hospital in Otrobanda and hotels along the coast, NOS reports.

According to electricity supplier Aqualectra, the outage was caused by a fire in the power plant on the site of the Isla oil refinery. The fire caused a short circuit, which affected the island's entire electricity network. 

Sinterklaas Amsterdam 2
Oct 31 '19 08:44

Action group Kick Out Zwarte Piet is planning to protest in twelve different cities in November against the use of blackface makeup and costuming often adorned by white actors portraying Sinterklaas's helper. The activists consider Zwarte Piet in his traditional form a racist stereotype. On Thursday there were protests in Apeldoorn and Deventer calling for Zwarte Piet to remain in the blackface costume seen mainly over the last hundred years, and which some say is adhering to Dutch tradition.

Willemstad, Curacao
Sep 3 '19 17:30

A man from Amsterdam was shot and killed in Willemstad on Curacao on Monday. Het Parool identifies the victim as Amsterdam criminal Genciel 'Genna' Feller. The 23-year-old man was in hiding on Curacao after another attempt on his life in Almere last month, according to the newspaper.

Feller was sitting in a white Hyundai parked in Willemtad when two persons opened fire on him, according to surveillance camera footage shared by local media. The shooting happened at around 10:00 a.m. local time, across the street from a supermarket and restaurant. 

A Cessna 172R
Jun 21 '19 16:00

Two people were killed in a sport plane accident in Willemstad in Noord-Brabant on Friday. Their aircraft collided with another sport plane in the air, NOS reports

Both planes had to make an emergency landing. One aircraft landed safely, the other one crashed. The two people in the plane that landed safely were unharmed.

The two sport planes took off from Breda International Airport at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning. The plane that crashed, a Cessna 172R was on its way to Rotterdam, according Flightradar.

Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen
Dec 11 '17 16:00

Inter Scaldes in Kruiningen was awarded a third Michelin star at the presentation of the stars in Amsterdam on Monday. Inter Scaldes is the third restaurant in the Netherlands to get 3 Michelin stars, joining De Librije in Zwolle and De Leest in Vaassen, both of which managed to hold on to their three stars over the past year, NU.nl reports. 

No restaurants in the Netherlands were awarded their second star this year. The Duchess, Le Restaurant and The Whiteroom in Amsterdam, AIRRepublic in Cadzand, Fitzgerald in Rotterdam, and Vista in Willemstad all got their first star. 

Curacao Police cars
Aug 8 '17 07:29

Four people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting in Willemstad on Curacao on Monday night. The injured people were rushed to the hospital. The gunmen are still at large, AD reports.

According to broadcaster NOS, the shooting happened at a birthday party for two brothers in te Buena Vista neighborhood. Unknown gunmen drove up in a car and opened fire on a home with automatic weapons. The area is known for gang violence. Newspaper AD reports that the shooting happened at a bar annex small supermarket.

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Aug 11 '16 08:45

On Wednesday the Judiciary on Curacao raided the home of Emsley Tromp, the president of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten. The Public Prosecutor in Willemstad would not comment on why he was raided

Jun 9 '15 15:30

After years of living under a haze of waste gases from the Isla refinery in the middle of Willemsad, Curacao, residents now also have to deal with a strange green substance covering the Wishi neighborhood.

Curacao shootout
Jul 16 '14 13:14

Two people are dead, and at least six others are injured after passengers drove a car up to the arrivals hall of the Curacao International Airport and started shooting at some of the passengers.

Jun 24 '14 13:12

In Curaçao, an escaped convict has been caught, after being on the run for two months. Liomar W. was arrested sitting in a car with his father.

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