Gerrit Schotte strikes back

Gerrit Schotte

WILLEMSTAD – The leader of the opposition party and former Prime Minister of Curaçao, Gerrit Schotte wants to take Premier Ivar Asjes, Minister of Finance, Dr. Jose Jardim and More...

The Dutch King’s speech – The peace and safety of our throne

King Willem Alexander

THE troonrede, the annual speech delivered by the Dutch monarch to parliament, is in part an occasion for sounding the national mood, and in part an occasion for prominent women More...

Thodé probably guilty of recording confidential meeting

Thode recording

WILLEMSTAD – There are strong suspicions that the Member of Parliament for the opposition party MFK Amerigo Thodé was the one who recorded the confidential meeting held More...


Curaçao to host 2015 CTO State of the Industry Conference

WILLEMSTAD – Curacao will be hosting the 2015 Caribbean Tourism Organization State of the Industry Conference, it was announced Friday. The conference comes as the Dutch More...

Forbes’ David Rosengarten: The real deal meal in Curaçao

Traveling anywhere in the world today, in my book, means a constant, frustrating search for authenticity. It is easier than ever to fall into the traps of non-local food, or More...

Why me? Let the Public Prosecution answer this

Public Prosecution

WILLEMSTAD – You have just been signaled by the police to stop. You are searched and your car and luggage were probably More...

Cause explosion of explosives storage magazine unclear

Firework warehouse

WILLEMSTAD – On December 15, 2012 around 14:50 pm an explosion occurred in the explosives storage magazine More...

Chikungunya Chikungunya death toll in the Caribbean passes 100 mark

WILLEMSTAD – The death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease Chikungunya continues to rise in the...

counterfeit_iphones Puerto Rico customs seize counterfeit iPhone 6 phones and accessories

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) field operations officers and import...

Venezuelan socialism Venezuela’s long-term ratings lowered on worsening economy; outlook negative

NEW YORK, USA — On Tuesday, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) lowered its long-term foreign...

Curacao journalists’ lonely and dangerous battle against corruption


It’s a Wednesday morning in May 2014, around 3am and still dark outside. Radio journalist Richeron Balentien, More...

Scotland’s September 18 Referendum: its consequences (for the Caribbean)

LONDON, England — If the people of Scotland vote for independence from the United Kingdom on September 18, they will be..

Can alleged criminal members of parliament stay on the job?

On suspicion of committing a criminal offense, the Public Prosecutor of Curacao has the authority to investigate, prosecute, arrest and indict..

Venezuela airline crisis makes travelers ever more inventive

Passengers walk at the airstrip as they arrive at Charallave airport outside Caracas

CARACAS - Buses across jungle borders, boats through Caribbean waters and private flights from small airfields More...

Dutch Airport test cameras that detect suspicious behavior

AMSTERDAM – Authorities at the Schiphol International Airport in the Netherlands are testing smart cameras that can detect suspicious behavior of..

ALTA member airlines passenger traffic increases 2.4% in July

The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announced that its member airlines carried 16.0 million passengers in July, up..

HBO Latin America and Disney Media Distribution Latin America extend exclusive film deal

The multi-year feature film agreement grants HBO pay television and extended rights to Disney content in Spanish speaking countries and the..
Ebola virus

CARICOM strengthens Chikungunya, Ebola response

Georgetown, Guyana - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is formalizing recommendations to deal with any possible incidence of the Ebola virus and is..

Presence with a purpose: Seven ways to create your style your way

Style is ultimately about knowing yourself and expressing who you are. It’s about being comfortable in your own skin. Despite the..