Categoriearchief: Curacao Chronicle

CC | Rojer: “South America to become an important market for Curaçao”

Andre Rojer CTB | Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – The South American market has a new marketing manager for the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB). Mr. Andre Rojer has recently been appointed to that market after his work in that same position but for the North American area. Verder lezen

CC | New legal study: “The Kingdom in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of the ‘Isla’ oil refinery on Curaçao”

Snijders  deals with international law and the Charter for the Kingdom of the Netherlands

WILLEMSTAD – Various studies have already been published when it comes to the Isla refinery and the violation of human rights because of the polluting emissions and the associated improper management. A new study has recently been added: “The Kingdom in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of the ‘Isla’ oil refinery on Curaçao ‘(Jojanneke Snijders, VU University Amsterdam). Verder lezen

CC | KLM Curaçao Marathon and Ride for the Roses walk hand in hand

KLM Curaçao Marathon and Ride for the Roses | Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – Curd Evertsz, Vice-president Ride for the Roses and Head of the Safety & Emergency Team of the KLM Curacao Marathon and Kees van Muiswinkel, Chairman of Foundation Run in the Sun/ KLM Curacao Marathon, finished hand in hand after the Half Marathon distance walk. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao wins Senior League Championship

Senior League World Series

WILLEMSTAD – This tiny island in the Caribbean did it again. Curaçao wins the Senior League Championship against Delaware. Pariba Little League of Willemstad overcame a first-inning two-run deficit to down Delaware 7-2 in the championship game. Verder lezen

CC | EZ Air acquires two Beechcraft 1900D

The aircraft will be registered as PJ-EZY and PJ-EZA.

WILLEMSTAD – The small regional service airline AZ Air announced on its social media that it had acquired two aircraft of the model Beechcraft 1900D. According to the airline’s announcement the aircraft numbers 207 & 209 are in line for maintenance inspection and certification. Verder lezen

Opinion | ‘Continuous biased attitude towards AVA Airways’

By Oliver Arrindell for Curacao Chronicle

AVA Airways gaat beslissing Camelia-Römer aanvechten

WILLEMSTAD – The current Minister of Traffic and Transportation (Jesus-Leito) and Minister of Economic Development (Steven Martina) are continuing the biased attitude of the government towards Ava Airways Curacao that was instituted by the previous Minister of Traffic and Transportation, Camelia-Römer. Verder lezen

CC | European Union steps up support for three hurricane-hit Caribbean countries

The financing agreements amount to €30 million (US$35 million) © epa

BRUSSELS – Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia yesterday signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in those Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. Verder lezen

CC | Prime Minister Rhuggenaath speaks in the UN Security Council

Eugene Rhuggenaath speaks on behalf of the Netherlands in the United Nations

NEW YORK – Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath today represented the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the debate in the UN Security Council on climate-related security risks. Below his contribution: Verder lezen

CC | Conoco to depose Citgo in hunt for PDVSA’s Caribbean assets

ConocoPhillips statement on ruling court

HOUSTON – ConocoPhillips moved to bring Venezuelan PDVSA’s U.S. refining unit Citgo Petroleum into its legal battles to enforce a $2 billion arbitration award against the South American country’s nationalization of its Venezuelan assets. Verder lezen

CC | Surinamese, Venezuelan airlines on EU blacklist

Of the list of over 120 airlines, Suriname’s Blue Wing Airlines BWI and Venezuela’s Avior Airlines ROI are completely banned from flying into or over EU airspace

BRUSSELS – Over the weekend the European Union (EU) Commission on Transport and Mobility (COTM) revised and released its airline “blacklist,” the EU Air Safety List, of countries, airlines and carriers that are banned or sanctioned with “heavy restrictions” from flying into EU countries and over EU territory. Verder lezen

CC | His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander will reveal the nameplate of Mega pier Tula

Megapier Tula en Jacky Voges Megapier

WILLEMSTAD – In the context of the flag day, His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander will reveal the nameplate of Mega pier Tula. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao brings innovation and creativity to its ‘Travel Agent educational events’ in Brazil

CTB and private sector partners successfully executed a 5-day promotional roadshow in São Paulo, connecting with Travel Agents, Press/Media and Wholesalers

WILLEMSTAD – From the 18th to the 21st of June 2018, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and a number of private-sector partners organized a “Curaçao Promotional Roadshow” in the cities of São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil. Verder lezen

CC | Russian oil bought by PDVSA for Cuba discharges in Curaçao

Russian oil bought by PDVSA for Cuba discharges in Curaçao | Bea Moedt

HOUSTON – A tanker that for more than a month was unable to deliver Russian crude to Venezuela’s PDVSA amid a dispute between the state-run firm and ConocoPhillips has discharged its cargo in the Caribbean, and a second vessel is soon to follow. Verder lezen

CC | Dutch Sandwich 2.0: the most successful and dangerous underground banking infrastructure ever

“Helmin Wiels is neither the first nor the last they killed”
By Nardy Cramm, blogger and chief editor of Knipselkrant Curacao

c The popular politician Helmin Wiels died because he struck upon the world’s largest secret money laundering, terrorism financing and underground banking infrastructure (via government body UTS and data center CTEX (Blue Nap)) | Foto NRC

WILLEMSTAD – Recently it is exactly 25 years ago that the then prime minister Maria Liberia-Peters and the minister of Justice Suzanne “Suzy” Camellia-Romer put their signature under the Netherlands Antilles Ordinance called: ‘Landsverordering Buitengaatse Hazardspelen’ (National Ordinance Offshore Gambling) of June 8th, 1993. Five years after the death of Helmin Wiels they still have not picked up the commissioners while there are at least two people in hiding for already more than 5 years. Closely related cases. RST, please read with me? Verder lezen

CC | Consumer prices on Curaçao: April and May 2018

Average price level rose 0.2 percent in April and decreased 0.1 percent in May; Inflation April and May stable at 1.6 percent. Price development month April and May 2018 compared to the previous month | Persbureau Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – The consumer price index (CPI) of Curaçao increased by 0.2 percent in April, while it fell by 0.1 percent in May, from 127.7 in March to 127.9 in April and 127.8 in May. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao Ministers visit Chairman VNO-NCW

Curaçao Ministers visit Chairman VNO-NCW

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath, together with Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina and the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curacao in the Netherlands, Anthony Begina, paid a visit to Hans de Boer, chairman of the Dutch employers’ association VNO-NCW. Verder lezen

CC | Restaurants present themselves at Pietermaai Proeft

Restaurants present themselves at Pietermaai Proeft

WILLEMSTAD – For the fifth year in a row Evento Curaçao organizes Pietermaai Proeft. On June 22 and 23, the new location, the Marichi area, opposite Pietermaai Parking & Mall, in Pietermaai District will be transformed into a festival site for the two-day culinary event. Verder lezen

CC | Press release Curaçao International Financial Association (CIFA)

The OECD has indicated that the E-zone, export regime and the legislation with regard to profits from Intellectual property (IP) have aspects that are considered harmful

WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao International Financial Association (CIFA) has for many years, and together with other organisations such as the VAB (Association of Antillian Tax Advisors), cooperated with the Curaçao Government to ensure improvement and amendment of the legislation to keep pace with the constantly changing international requirements regarding compliance, substance and transparancy. Verder lezen

CC | Second bilateral technical meeting between Venezuela and the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are the closest gateway to the European Union for Venezuela

CARACAS – As part of the bilateral agreements undertaken by the Venezuelan Government to promote trade, on Monday Governor Rafael Lacava led the Second Bilateral Technical Meeting between Venezuela and the Netherlands, held at the Capitol of Valencia, which included the participation of a diplomatic delegation from the Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire, together with representatives of the Venezuelan national and regional governments. Verder lezen

CC | Venezuela named world’s most dangerous country again, poll finds

Venezuela named world’s most dangerous country again, poll finds

CARACAS – Venezuela ranked as the most dangerous country in the world for the second straight year according to a new Gallup survey, falling below conflict-torn nations including Afghanistan and South Sudan in terms of perceptions of security. Verder lezen

CC | Arrests in India linked to local medical school

St. Martinus University opnieuw in opspraak

WILLEMSTAD, NOIDA – According to reports from the media in India, a fake admission racket was busted and five persons were arrested for providing forged documents to students for MBBS programs in foreign universities. The accused were identified as Anuj Dwivedi, Shushil Kumar, Raghav Singh, Marut Sharma and Harjeet Singh. Verder lezen

CC | US Forward Operating Location welcomes new Commander

Good luck to US Commander Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Clancy III

WILLEMSTAD – Today, Lieutenant Colonel James E. Wells relinquished command of the United States Forward Operating Locations (USFOL) on Curaçao and Aruba to Lieutenant Colonel Joseph T. Clancy III. Verder lezen

CC | ConocoPhillips statement on ruling court

ConocoPhillips statement on ruling court

WILLEMSTAD, HOUSTON The Courts in Curacao and Bonaire partially lifted the attachments only to the extent necessary to supply fuel to Curoil, the local oil company that supplies products to the public utilities.  Verder lezen

CC | American Airlines goes cashless at Curaçao International Airport

American Airlines goes cashless at Hato | Persbureau Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – American today announced that effective June 1, 2018 the airline will be going cashless at Curaçao International Airport (CUR). Passengers will be required to use a credit or debit card to make any transactions at the airport, including purchasing tickets and paying for checked baggage. Verder lezen

CC | Economic growth in Latin America and Caribbean picking up

Following recovery in private consumption in 2017, business investment is expected to rise and become the main driver of economic activity, after a 3-year contraction.

WASHINGTON – Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is picking up, thanks to stronger demand at home, and a favourable global environment helped also by rebounding commodity prices. Verder lezen

CC | Update: “Czar” of the illicit traffic of Venezuelan gold arrested

Venezuelan “Czar” of the illicit traffic of Venezuelan gold arrested in Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Yesterday, Curaçao Chronicle reported on an arrest made by the Public Prosecution and requested by Venezuelan authorities. The website DolarToday indicated that this was the arrest of the Venezuelan Archak Guerrino Badrossian Liberatoscioli. Verder lezen

CC | $47.3 million generated from tourism in March for the local economy

5% more stayover arrivals

WILLEMSTAD – A direct impact of $ 47.3 million US dollars is generated for the local economy in March 2018. Last year, the same month generated $ 42.6 million US dollars. This is an 11% increase of the direct impact to the local economy. Verder lezen

CC | Xin Guang Hua safe and secure in the port of Curaçao

The Xin Guang Hua in the harbour of Curacao | Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – The second largest cargo ship in the world, the Xin Guang Hua, was safely sailed into the port of Willemstad on Sunday, April 29th. This so-called ‘heavy lift vessel’ entered with two floating docks of Damen Shiprepair Curaçao, one of 230 meters long and one of 120 meters. Verder lezen

CC | Turtles all set for nesting season

Thanks to Clean up efforts of several organizations

WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Clean Up together with the Curaçao Dive Task Force of CHATA and Sea Turtle Conservation organized a special clean-up on “Klein Curaçao” in support of the upcoming turtle nesting season. This event was organized on April 21st in honor of Earth Day. Verder lezen

CC | Diving once again allowed at Superior Producer

CPA announces that the waterside construction of the second mega pier Tula has finalized and that  the prohibition to dive at the wreck “Superior Producer” is canceled

WILLEMSTAD – Diving in the vicinity of the two mega piers Jacky Voges and Tula and or the Superior Producer wreck when vessels are not moored, is at the diver’s own risk. Diving in the vicinity of the two piers and or the Superior Producer when vessels are moored at one of the piers is strictly prohibited. Verder lezen