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Fraud, forgery and money laundering investigation in St Maarten results in searches and seizures

November 30, 2016
Fraud, forgery and money laundering investigation in St Maarten results in searches and seizures PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten -- House searches and seizures have been taking place in St Maarten since early Monday morning in an ongoing tax fraud, forgery and money laundering investigation code-named ‘Emerald’. The special anticorruption taskforce TBO of the Kingdom...

Curacao refinery operator in financial crisis

November 23, 2016
Curacao refinery operator in financial crisis WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Venezuelan state oil company PdVSA, operator of the Isla oil refinery in Curacao, is in financial trouble. According to the prime minister of Curacao, Dr Bernhard Whiteman, managers must hand in their cars and there is no money to fund the traditional...

Curacao government signs refinery agreement with Chinese companies

November 22, 2016
Curacao government signs refinery agreement with Chinese companies WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The government of Curacao, represented by Prime Minister Dr Bernhard Whiteman, together with the director of the public company Refineria di Korsou NV (Curacao Oil Refinery Inc.), Jose van der Wall-Arnemann, last Saturday signed a heads of agreement...

KLM suspends codeshare agreement with Curacao airline

November 18, 2016
KLM suspends codeshare agreement with Curacao airline WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Dutch airline KLM has suspended its codeshare agreement with Curacao carrier InselAir. This was announced by a spokeswoman for the company on the website Up in the Sky. KLM is doing this because of operational problems at the Curacao airline.

Massive corruption comes to light in Curacao

November 17, 2016
Massive corruption comes to light in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- There is massive corruption threatening to come to light in Curacao. From a leaked report of the Court of Audit for the years 2014 and 2015, it appears that ministers approved millions of guilders for projects when they did not have the authority to place their signature...

Formation of new government in Curacao stuck on division of ministerial posts

November 7, 2016
Formation of new government in Curacao stuck on division of ministerial posts WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The formation of the new government in Curacao has met a stumbling block over the distribution of ministerial posts between the parties MAN, PAR, PNP and Pueblo Soberano (PS), according to credible sources close to the negotiating parties.

Some regional central bank banks turn to SWIFT to combat de-risking threat

November 5, 2016
Some regional central bank banks turn to SWIFT to combat de-risking threat WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Eight regional central banks have signed up to adopt the sanctions screening service and Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry provided by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) in an effort to combat the threat posed...

Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series!

November 4, 2016
Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series! WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The 112th series of the US Major League Baseball (MLB) championship series featured a battle that came down to the line after a ninth inning rain delay in Game Seven between the Cleveland Indians, the American League champions, and the Chicago Cubs...

The Indians are taking over the world!

October 27, 2016
The Indians are taking over the world! WILLEMSTAD, Curacao – Centre-stage on Tuesday night had all eyes pinned on Progressive Field, home of The Cleveland Indians as they hosted the Chicago Cubs in the MLB 2016 World Series Championship. Catcher Roberto Perez's two home runs assisted Indians in a 6-0 defeat...

Commentary: Why affordable and clean energy matters

October 25, 2016
Commentary: Why affordable and clean energy matters Why affordable and clean energy matters? This is a clever and important question, especially for the gem of the Caribbean islands: Curacao. We are in the century where the sky's the limit. Where we can achieve more than those who came before us could only dream of. Global warming is...

Venezuela to resume export of fruits and vegetables to Curacao

October 24, 2016
Venezuela to resume export of fruits and vegetables to Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The governor of Falcon State in Venezuela, Stella Lugo, has lifted the decree banning the export of fruits and vegetables from the state that had taken effect on October 1, 2016. The move was announced by Venezuela’s consul general in Curacao and the...

Four parties show willingness to form new coalition government in Curacao

October 12, 2016
Four parties show willingness to form new coalition government in Curacao WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The MAN, PAR, PNP and Pueblo Soberano (PS) political parties have presented a joint letter indicating their willingness to form the next government in Curacao, representing a majority of 12 of the 21 seats in Parliament. The letter was presented to Governor...

Curacao elections result in another coalition government as predicted

October 7, 2016
Curacao elections result in another coalition government as predicted WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Wednesday’s general elections in Curacao produced yet another fragmented parliament that will require a new coalition to be negotiated from among the eight parties successful in gaining one or more seats to form the next government. The successful...

Haiti and Jamaica prepare for category four Hurricane Matthew

October 3, 2016
Haiti and Jamaica prepare for category four Hurricane Matthew MIAMI, USA -- Preparations were underway in Haiti and Jamaica on Sunday in anticipation of the approach of the powerful category four Hurricane Matthew on Monday. On Sunday afternoon, the interim president of Haiti, Jocelerme Privert, accompanied by several ministers and...

Hurricane warning issued for Jamaica and much of Haiti

October 2, 2016
Hurricane warning issued for Jamaica and much of Haiti MIAMI, USA -- Hurricane Matthew, which remained a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Saturday, is expected to approach Jamaica and southwestern Haiti on Monday, bringing life-threatening rainfall to portions of Haiti. The government of Jamaica...

Matthew strengthens to category 4; hurricane watch issued for Jamaica

October 1, 2016
Matthew strengthens to category 4; hurricane watch issued for Jamaica MIAMI, USA -- Matthew rapidly strengthened to a powerful category 4 hurricane on the Saffir- Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale on Friday and on its forecast track the centre will move north across the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, and be near Jamaica on Sunday.

Matthew now a hurricane after leaving death and destruction in the Eastern Caribbean

September 30, 2016
Matthew now a hurricane after leaving death and destruction in the Eastern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Matthew strengthened to hurricane force on Thursday after leaving one dead and causing widespread flooding and landslides as it slowly made its way across the Eastern Caribbean on Wednesday evening. Officials in St Vincent and the Grenadines confirmed...

Tropical Storm Matthew forms, moves into eastern Caribbean Sea

September 29, 2016
Tropical Storm Matthew forms, moves into eastern Caribbean Sea MIAMI, USA -- As expected, Tropical Storm Matthew formed early Wednesday as the system moved through the Windward Islands into the eastern Caribbean, bringing heavy rains and high winds and forcing the closure of government offices and schools in several islands.

Tropical cyclone expected to form in southern Caribbean Tuesday night or Wednesday

September 28, 2016
Tropical cyclone expected to form in southern Caribbean Tuesday night or Wednesday MIAMI, USA -- Reports from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft on Tuesday indicated that a tropical wave located about 250 miles east of Barbados does not yet have a closed surface circulation. However, the system is producing winds to near tropical storm force and...

Politics in Curacao is a nightmare...

September 27, 2016
Politics in Curacao is a nightmare... WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The 2016 Curacao Election Debate (CED-2016) on world affairs to be hosted by Caribbean News Now and moderated by Curacao correspondent, Josefina Josepha, takes place just 24 hours after the first Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton US presidential debate.

Curacao political candidates invited to participate in pre-election debate

September 26, 2016
Curacao political candidates invited to participate in pre-election debate WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- General elections are due to take place in Curacao on Friday and Caribbean News Now has invited the leaders of all 13 qualified political parties to participate in a public debate on Tuesday, a first of its kind in the Dutch Caribbean. Candidates have been asked to...

Poll shows that 90pct of voters in Curacao believe their vote doesn't make a difference

September 22, 2016
Poll shows that 90pct of voters in Curacao believe their vote doesn't make a difference WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The independent polling research for the 2016 Curacao general election conducted by Caribbean News Now indicates that almost 90 percent of those surveyed believe that their vote would not make a difference, compared to nine percent who believe it would.

Venezuelan state oil company will not renew Curacao oil refinery lease in 2019

September 21, 2016
Venezuelan state oil company will not renew Curacao oil refinery lease in 2019 WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Venezuelan state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA), will not renew its lease with Curacao's government to operate the 325,000 b/d Isla refinery when the current lease expires on 31 December 2019, the energy ministry said on Monday.

Curacao may be heading for another coalition government in 2016

September 20, 2016
Curacao may be heading for another coalition government in 2016 WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The independent polling research for the 2016 Curacao election conducted by Caribbean News Now has indicated that, if elections were to be held today, the Democratic Party would receive the largest percentage of the votes, while still falling short of an overall majority.

Results of 2016 Curacao election independent polling research

September 19, 2016
Results of 2016 Curacao election independent polling research WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Independent polling conducted by Caribbean News Now demonstrated that, if elections were to be held today in Curacao, the Democratic Party (DP) would walk away with a greater percentage of parliamentary seats, followed by Movementu Progressivo.

Curacao court hearing to consider motives for political assassination

September 8, 2016
Curacao court hearing to consider motives for political assassination WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Who gave the order to murder the popular Curacao politician Helmin Wiels on May 5, 2013? The actual assassin was previously convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in August 2014. But identifying and prosecuting the sponsors of the assassination has...

Curacao MP named as suspect in murder probe

September 6, 2016
Curacao MP named as suspect in murder probe WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A Member of Parliament of the ruling party in Curacao, Pueblo Soberano (PS), Elmber Wilsoe, has resigned from parliament after a leaked document from the Investigation Cooperation Team (RST) named Wilsoe as one of the suspects in the 2013 assassination...

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