News from Curacao:
June 26, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Cuban President Raul Castro summons Curacao's Prime Minister Asjes? This could be interpreted as a headline, depending on how much information was released from that four-man private meeting in Havana, Cuba, or that the general public is led to believe or understand.
June 25, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Former minister of public health and member of parliament for the opposition party MFK, Jacintha Constancia, will remain behind bars in Curacao pending the investigation into the so-called Dubnium case. Her detention has been extended by eight days, the Public Prosecutor reported.
June 24, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The investigation into the so called Dubnium corruption case in Curacao has taken a different course now with the arrest of former minister of public health and current opposition member of parliament, Jacintha Constancia. The case involves the purchase of 40,000...
June 23, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- An investigation in Curacao into allegations of health care fraud has led to another arrest. This time it was the former minister of public health and current member of parliament for the opposition party MFK, Jacintha Constancia. She is accused of fraud, misappropriation of...
June 20, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The former prime minister of Curacao, Gerrit Schotte, must defend himself before the court starting on September 9 of this year, according to the judge on Thursday. Schotte is accused of forgery and money laundering. Schotte (40) is also accused of passive bribery and...
June 20, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Call the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security; this is a matter of national security, call President Obama to issue an executive order... Call Interpol, call the voodoo priest, call the Chinese witch doctor, call Jerry Springer, call Fidel Castro, call Sylvester Stallone, Rambo and the Expendables!
June 18, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Now in its sixth year, the popular Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival returns to the stage this September 3-5, 2015. This year’s festival will play host to some of the world’s most iconic musicians, including international superstars John Legend, Enrique Iglesias, Wyclef Jean...
June 18, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Warriors won the opening tip off and quickly dropped behind by a handful, but by the end of the first quarter Cleveland was down by 13 points with 9 turnovers. Cleveland started off the second quarter with the "Russian Mason" Mozgov building a house from three blocks...
June 16, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- His Royal Highness King Willem-Alexander ("The Great") is the supreme monarch of the autonomous glorious land of Curacao, but a battle is in the offing as another king approaches from the northeast, looking to take over the small Dutch Caribbean islands by his sheer will...
June 15, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- An internationally sponsored cyber security and ethical hacking training event that was originally scheduled to be held last Wednesday and Thursday (9 and 10 June) in Curacao has now been deferred to the 29 and 30 June. The event is being sponsored by Cyber Watchdog...
June 15, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- InselAir will start its Curacao-Manaus operations on July 3 on Mondays and Fridays. Puerto Ordaz flights start on July 14 and will be flown on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The largest Caribbean-based carrier offers its customers a total of 24 destinations and offers passengers...
June 12, 2015
NEW YORK, USA -- The islands of the Caribbean are well known for their beauty, delicious food, the warmth of its people, and stunning beaches. But each island has something that is unique about it, and all have one thing in common: they excel in their respective cuisines. The month of June is when...
June 6, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Venezuela is no threat to the former Netherlands Antilles, but it is a risk, according to Dutch foreign affairs minister Bert Koenders last Thursday after the debate on the tensions in the South American country. “The economic situation is very bad, even the political tensions...
June 5, 2015
LYON, France -- Car parts, fuel, food, detergent, cigars, shampoo and steel were among fake goods worth nearly US$60 million seized in a two-week operation across the Americas and the Caribbean. Codenamed Maya II, more than 2,000 interventions by police, customs, investigators and...
May 26, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Citing renewed evidence that cyber terrorists and hackers are now heavily targeting the Caribbean region, a three-man team of ethical hackers and cyber security trainers are expected to fly into the Netherlands Antilles next month to hold a two-day training workshop.
May 20, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- A delegation from China is visiting Curacao to seek more information about the state of the oil refinery and future plans. On Saturday, the delegation toured the facility and the management of the Curacao Refinery Utilities (CRU) also gave a presentation on the growth opportunities...
May 18, 2015
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- With the final cash distribution to be executed on 19 May 2015, Lehman Brothers Securities NV (LBS) in Curacao will be one of the first Lehman Brothers companies worldwide to finalize its bankruptcy proceedings. The final cash distribution to the creditors will be made...
May 13, 2015
During a Master Class Corporate Governance, a participant asked me: how does the governance of Curacao compare to the other Caribbean islands? How can we compare them? Is there a universal system to compare them? Before that we should answer the question what is good governance?
May 5, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Starting July 3, 2015, InselAir, the largest Caribbean-based carrier, will start two flights per week, on Monday and Friday, to Havana, its 23rd destination. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at any InselAir ticket office, via InselAir’s Contact Center and via local travel agents.
May 4, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Dutch minister of foreign affairs, Bert Koenders, will visit the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom and three Latin American countries in the region from May 4 until the following Monday. He will in turn visit Aruba, Curacao, St Maarten, Cuba, Guatemala and Mexico.
May 2, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- InselAir has introduced another destination to its network. Starting July 2, InselAir takes you from Curacao, via its hub on Aruba, to San Juan in Puerto Rico on Thursday and Sunday. InselAir now serves 22 destinations and offers passengers the largest network in the Caribbean.
May 1, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands on Saturday, May 2, will open the exhibition ‘Guera na Kòrsou’ War in Curacao 1940-1945 at the Curacao Museum. However, one part of the exhibition, sponsored by the Foundation for Rehabilitation of War Victims Curacao (SEOC)...
April 29, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- Some politicians in the Netherlands continue to criticize Curacao without knowing what they are talking and Prime Minister Ivar Asjes indicated during his last press conference that he is fed up with these politicians. When he was asked for his reaction to the motion adopted...
April 25, 2015
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...
April 23, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The Curacao Tourist Board (CTB) has reported an additional 3,986 visitors in the third month of this year. Visitor arrivals in March 2015 increased by double digit growth of 11% compared to March 2014, continuing the positive development reported at the start of the year.
April 22, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) -- Immigration and airport personnel from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao as well as a member of the St Maarten legislature were in Jamaica recently on a fact-finding mission to observe the island’s use of automated immigration kiosks at its main international airports.
April 22, 2015
WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The harbour in Curacao has been the topic of debate during recent parliamentary meetings. The private company Curacao Port Services (CPS) has been at the centre of these debates. According to various members of parliament, CPS, which has the monopoly...