Dannawi resigns from MAN becomes Independent MP


WILLEMSTAD – Parliament has another Independent member. Gassan Dannawi resigned from MAN to become an Independent MP. Since after the elections of October 5 last year, Dannawi More...

Koeiman: “They tried to bribe one of our MPs!”


WILLEMSTAD - There is one prominent Member of Parliament for the ruling party MAN that they tried to bribe with the purpose to change affiliation and drop support for the coalition. More...

Crucial parliamentary meeting today after ‘illegal’ urgent meeting last Tuesday


WILLEMSTAD - Today the planned parliamentary meeting takes place and the proceedings will be crucial. During the ‘illegal’ emergency meeting last Tuesday, the group of eleven More...

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4 easy island getaways to help you forget about the snow and ice

Here it is, only February and we are already sick and tired of snow and ice. The sure cure for this illness is a warm sunny island getaway. To make the grade as a spur-of-the-moment More...

Caribbean Tourism Organization performance of the tourism industry

WILLEMSTAD – The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) published its Performance of the Tourism Industry Report December 2016. The download the report click on the link below. Performance More...

“SWORDFISH” investigation still ongoing


PHILIPSBURG – February 15th of 2017 marks exactly one year since the escape of K. Fortune, aka “Kuchi”. The Prosecutor’s More...

Appeal case Schotte and Van der Dijs expected before the elections

Cicely and Gerrit

WILLEMSTAD - Former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte should probably appear before three judges soon. This could take More...

Tareck-El-Aissami Venezuela’s VP shrugs off US sanctions identifying him as international drug trafficker

CARACAS – Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami has dismissed US sanctions identifying him as an international...

Havana Cuban Deputy Minister highlights Chinese construction experience

HAVANA - Cuban Deputy Minister for Construction, Angel Vilaragut, has highlighted here today the importance of exchanging...

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) and Venezuela's Vice President Tareck El Aissami, shake hands during a meeting with governors in Caracas, Venezuela February 14, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS Sanctioned for drugs, Venezuelan vice president slams U.S. ‘aggression’

WASHINGTON - Venezuela's powerful vice president on Tuesday called his blacklisting by the United States on...

Elections again

Jacob Gelt Dekker

Curaçao chose to govern itself as a democracy, but its constitutions and institutions turn out to be weak and More...

If at all possible

It happened once before with a then Central Government of the – since dismantled – Netherlands Antilles, but the latest precedents..

Waning hope for monetary union Sint Maarten – Curaçao

In 2008 I vehemently objected to the decision to have a monetary union between Sint Maarten and Curaçao in anticipation of..

St Vincent’s argyle international airport begins operations after years of delays


KINGSTOWN – Today was the first full day of business at St Vincent’s “bridge to the world”, the new More...

LIAT announced route cuts

ST JOHN’S  – Regional airline LIAT has announced the first causalities of its route cuts. The Antigua-based airline said in a..

Fokker 50 stranded in Barranquilla is back home

WILLEMSTAD - The stranded plane from the local airline InselAir has been repaired in Colombia and is back home. On Wednesday..

Digicel to stream Bob Marley tribute concert

Among the slate of events to celebrate the 72nd birthday of world reggae icon, Bob Marley, is this year’s Redemption Live..

Why lack of sleep makes you sick

A new American study has shed light on why many of us get sick with insufficient rest. Researchers at the University..

Miss Universe Curaçao Chanelle de Lau visits Council of Ministers

WILLEMSTAD – The Miss Universe Curaçao Chanelle de Lau recently visited the Council of Ministers. During her visit she shared her..