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CC | Today sees the official launch of Caribbean-based online gaming site PowerPlay.com

Core offerings will center around football, cricket, tennis and basketball.

WILLEMSTAD The new gaming brand is launching their offering to Caribbean and Central American players. PowerPlay strongly believes that the Caribbean and Central American markets, with a passion for sports to match any region in the world, deserve a bookmaker and casino provider that customizes an offering for them. Verder lezen

CC | Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

Venezuela prisons ‘beyond monstrous’, warns UN

CARACAS – Conditions in Venezuela’s prisons are “beyond monstrous”, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said yesterday, before calling for an independent and transparent investigation into the death of a leading political opponent of the Government. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao will have direct flights from Sao Paulo starting December

Andre-Rojer CTB

WILLEMSTAD, SAO PAOLO – December 16 will be the beginning of the new direct flight between São Paolo and Curaçao. The charter operation, in partnership with CVC, Orinter, Flytour MMT, Schultz, Anchorage and Travel Agents, aims to help increase the number of Brazilian travelers, reaching the mark of 25 thousand visitors from Brazil during the next year, around 67% more compared to this year’s target. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao Pride 2018, an overwhelming success!

The Curaçao Pride will be organized next year from September 26th through September 29th 2019 | Persbureau Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Pride 2018 was an overwhelming success. A record number of people were present at the Curaçao Pride Walk and the Opening Concert at Wilhelminaplein. The other Curaçao Pride events were held island wide for the first time this year. Verder lezen

CC | Over 4.000 visitors at Flavors of Curaçao

Flavors of Curacao 2018 | Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – After several months of immense dedication and preparation, the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) successfully organized the island’s largest culinary festival, Flavors of Curaçao on the 29th of September. Verder lezen

CC | Venezuelan Supreme Court requests extradition of two Venezuelans for serious crimes

Hof van Justitie | Jeu Olimpio

WILLEMSTAD, CARACAS – The Supreme Court of Venezuela, through its president, Magistrate Maikel Moreno, requested the Kingdom of the Netherlands, specifically Curaçao, the extradition of Venezuelan citizens Archak Guerrino Badrossian Liberatoscioli (born in 1963) and Nathaly Elizabeth Gómez de Badrossian (born in 1974). Verder lezen

Opinion | Is Inselair worth saving?

By James Stewart Kim exclusive for Curacao Chronicle

Is Inselair worth saving?.

The current situation of InselAir has been spotlighted regularly, but there has been no tangible solution found yet. My firm and I have been advising and planning for the acquisition of InselAir until last Friday, for and on behalf of an interested party. A decision to withdraw has been made based on many grounds unknown at the time. Verder lezen

CC | America’s Got Talent in Curacao

 Glennis is a singer with roots in Curaçao | By Sharnon Isenia

Glennis Grace reached on Tuesday, September 18th the finale America’s Got Talent (AGT). She wins the audience but didn’t get the highest vote score from the public for the win. The forty-year-old singer was one of the ten finalists of the talent show. Verder lezen

CC | Carrefour to become part of Sambil

Carrefour to become part of Sambil

WILLEMSTAD – The largest shopping center on the island, Sambil, has just announced that Carrefour will be established on the island. Verder lezen

CC | Suriname accepts apologies from Kingdom Minister Stef Blok

Last week, a representative from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs traveled to Suriname to apologize on behalf of the minister | Chronicle

THE HAGUE, PARAMARIBO – The Surinamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs accepts the apologies of Minister Stef Blok (Foreign Affairs) after he had named Suriname a failed state, “and that has to do with ethnic division.” Verder lezen

CC | Court date case involving former Director Giro Bank postponed

Court date case involving former Director Giro Bank postponed | Extra

WILLEMSTAD – The case involving the former Director of the Giro Bank Eric Garcia will be postponed. This was announced by the spokesperson of the Public Prosecution, Norman Serphos. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao, Aruba and the Netherlands to participate in trade mission in Colombia

Hans de Boer, chairman VNO-NCW is the business leader for this trade mission

WILLEMSTAD – Minister Steven Martina of Economic Development and the Aruban Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Culture Xiomara Ruiz-Maduro of Aruba will be part of a trade mission to Colombia. Verder lezen

CC | Update: International corporations against Venezuelan PDVSA

Storage tanks stand in a PDVSA state-run oil company | Fernando Llano AP Photo

HOUSTON, CARACAS – US oil giant ConocoPhillips “seized” Venezuela’s export infrastructure in the Dutch Caribbean for compensation. Canadian gold company meanwhile resorts to Venezuela’s refineries in the US. Verder lezen

CC | ISACA organizes its annual IT conference

‘Mastering digital transformation -Building a robust future’

WILLEMSTAD – The IT platform ISACA Curaçao Chapter is organizing its annual conference on 4 and 5 September 2018 entitled ‘Mastering digital transformation-Building a Robust Future’ at the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten. Verder lezen

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

Helmin Wiels was murdered because he had encountered the world’s largest secret Egaming, terrorist financing, money laundering and underground banking infrastructure, hidden within the Dutch-Antillean financial offshore services | 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