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Analysis: Cuban president summons Curacao's prime minister? Curubacao Part1

June 26, 2015
Analysis: Cuban president summons Curacao's prime minister? Curubacao Part1 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.

Former Curacao minister's detention extended

June 25, 2015
Former Curacao minister's detention extended 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.

Curacao health services paid $5 for ten-cent face masks in corruption case

June 24, 2015
Curacao health services paid $5 for ten-cent face masks in corruption case 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...

Former Curacao minister arrested on fraud and money laundering charges

June 23, 2015
Former Curacao minister arrested on fraud and money laundering charges 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...

Former Curacao prime minister to be tried on money laundering charges

June 20, 2015
Former Curacao prime minister to be tried on money laundering charges 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...

MVP title stolen in an arena full of eye witnesses

June 20, 2015
MVP title stolen in an arena full of eye witnesses 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!

Curacao announces North Sea Jazz Festival line-up

June 18, 2015
Curacao announces North Sea Jazz Festival line-up 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...

Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king's men; the kingdom has fallen

June 18, 2015
Warriors disarm and overthrow the king and king's men; the kingdom has fallen 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...

Is Curacao 'King James' territory?

June 16, 2015
Is Curacao 'King James' territory? 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...

Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled

June 15, 2015
Curacao ethical hacking and cyber security training event rescheduled 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...

InselAir commences non-stop service from Curacao to Manaus and Puerto Ordaz

June 15, 2015
InselAir commences non-stop service from Curacao to Manaus and Puerto Ordaz 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...

Caribbean rum and rhythm comes to New York City

June 12, 2015
Caribbean rum and rhythm comes to New York City 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...

Venezuela is not a threat, but a risk, says Dutch foreign minister

June 6, 2015
Venezuela is not a threat, but a risk, says Dutch foreign minister 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...

Counterfeit goods worth US$60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean

June 5, 2015
Counterfeit goods worth US$60 million seized in operations across Americas and Caribbean 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...

Netherlands Antilles prepares for cyber attacks

May 26, 2015
Netherlands Antilles prepares for cyber attacks 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.

Chinese delegation on fact finding mission to Curacao

May 20, 2015
Chinese delegation on fact finding mission to Curacao 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...

Lehman Brothers firm in Curacao one of first to complete bankruptcy and close down

May 18, 2015
Lehman Brothers firm in Curacao one of first to complete bankruptcy and close down 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...

Commentary: Good governance in the Caribbean SIDS

May 13, 2015
Commentary: Good governance in the Caribbean SIDS 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?

InselAir to launch service to Havana

May 5, 2015
InselAir to launch service to Havana 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.

Netherlands seeks to strengthen Caribbean ties

May 4, 2015
Netherlands seeks to strengthen Caribbean ties 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.

InselAir adds Puerto Rico to its destinations

May 2, 2015
InselAir adds Puerto Rico to its destinations 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.

Royal visit to Curacao Museum leads to censorship controversy

May 1, 2015
Royal visit to Curacao Museum leads to censorship controversy 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)...

Curacao prime minister fed up with insinuations by Dutch MPs

April 29, 2015
Curacao prime minister fed up with insinuations by Dutch MPs 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...

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people 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...

Curacao reports 11 percent tourism growth in March

April 23, 2015
Curacao reports 11 percent tourism growth in March 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.

Curacao and St Maarten learn from Jamaica's experience with immigration kiosks

April 22, 2015
Curacao and St Maarten learn from Jamaica's experience with immigration kiosks 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.

Is Curacao's harbour ready to become a hub for the region?

April 22, 2015
Is Curacao's harbour ready to become a hub for the region? 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...

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