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Andrea J.
04-09-2020, 12:57 PM
how much of a help?
who knows?

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/limited-budget-support-for-dutch-caribbean-countries

WaltVB
04-09-2020, 01:42 PM
Close to 24 million US, it will help but not sure how much.

Aruba4ever
04-09-2020, 01:45 PM
Not a ton of cash....I believe they asked for almost 10x that amount.


Close to 24 million US, it will help but not sure how much.

Arawak
04-10-2020, 01:41 AM
Ah yes, 47 million Florins of the 1.3 billion we asked for (half as a gift and half as a loan). They kingdom government made it clear though that the 47 million is just an up front initial liquidity support. This 47 million might be increased by about 100 million in the coming days if Aruba isn't able to secure a loan on the international market.

In other news, they caught the guys that committed the robbery at the Ritz in January.

WaltVB
04-10-2020, 06:56 AM
In other news, they caught the guys that committed the robbery at the Ritz in January.

Any more details on that?

Aruba4ever
04-10-2020, 11:10 AM
Love the fact they finally got the guys that robbed the place. I hope they are locked up for life...Nobody would ever want me on their jury, lol.


Ah yes, 47 million Florins of the 1.3 billion we asked for (half as a gift and half as a loan). They kingdom government made it clear though that the 47 million is just an up front initial liquidity support. This 47 million might be increased by about 100 million in the coming days if Aruba isn't able to secure a loan on the international market.

In other news, they caught the guys that committed the robbery at the Ritz in January.

Andrea J.
04-11-2020, 09:15 PM
Medical equipment on the way

LOCAL (https://www.curacaochronicle.com/category/local/1/) | By Correspondent (http://www.curacaochronicle.com/) April 11, 2020
THE HAGUE - Thirty ventilators, intensive care (IC) equipment, medication and protective material to care for COVID-19 patients in Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire left Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on a Royal Dutch Airlines KLM aircraft Friday morning.
With the large load of equipment and medication, an additional 30 IC units can be created for Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. In total, it concerns 12 units for Curaçao and Aruba each, and six for Bonaire. Twelve IC units were already flown to St. Maarten last Sunday on a military aircraft and have been installed this week.
The 42 IC units in total are dedicated for COVID-19 patients of all six Dutch Caribbean islands. If needed and in the case the IC units in either Aruba, Curaçao, St. Maarten or Bonaire are filled up, patients can be transported between the islands with additional air ambulances.
The Netherlands is supporting health care in the Dutch Caribbean in order to quickly expand the medical capacity on the islands. The cooperation has been intensive, said State Secretary of Public Health, Well-being and Sports Paul Blokhuis.
“A lot of work was done on both sides of the ocean to materialise the transport of this equipment today. With this load, the local hospitals cannot only technically ready 30 additional IC units, but also provide care with medication and protective material,” said Blokhuis in a press release of the Dutch government.
Blokhuis said that he has been working more intensively than ever with his colleague Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops. “Together we see a very tangible result that yields concrete assistance to the people of the islands. Naturally, we keep working together on other things that may be needed.”
Additional medical personnel are needed for the strengthening of medical capacity. An agreement is being made for Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire with an international company that dispatches medical personnel. The first team of medical specialists and nurses was dispatched in a similar way for St. Maarten and has started to work there this week.