‘Wild cards’ are they coming out of the blue?


Curaçao's economy is experiencing what the minister of Economic Affairs Dr. Steve Martina called a ‘The Perfect Storm’. The name The Perfect Storm derives from a in 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on the 1997 non-fiction book of the same name by Sebastian Junger. The film tells the story of More...

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By Edition On Friday, September 7th, 2018

The Black must be discharged!

Racism was the bedrock of European colonialism in the Caribbean. The subjugation, oppression and exploitation of African people as ‘sub-human’ was justified by colonial powers based on race and colour. A crucial More...

By Edition On Friday, August 31st, 2018

“Eye-openers in the creative sector” as an option for the future development of Curaçao

Curaçao has a rich and varied past. Curaçao was used in the past as the largest slave depot in the western hemisphere. Using this history, Curaçao is given new opportunities within the contemporary socio-cultural More...

By Edition On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

“How to transform a society into the concept of Curaçao 4.0.?”

Supporting a circular economic growth strategy for Curaçao, the government could politically follow the example of Panama. Immigration is the secret of Panama's thriving economy, according to Harvard Professor More...

By Edition On Monday, August 27th, 2018

Curaçao 4.0

The creation of a circular economy leads to an increasing demand for more application-oriented knowledge-intensive workers (know-how). In an industrial society, it was mainly workers with little education who did More...

Coast Guard
By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018

Does Curaçao adhere to human rights?

ast week Thursday on Friday, 6 Venezuelans have been arrested by the police. The press and other stakeholders were kept far away. There is great uncertainty about the fate of these people, including a sergeant of More...

By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Drone attack or no, Venezuela’s Maduro regime is probably here to stay

An alleged assassination attempt by drones. A thwarted coup attempt. Calls for an international military invasion. Severe economic sanctions. Bankruptcy. Massive, nationwide daily protests. Regional isolation. More...

oil refinery flaring
By Edition On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Close the refinery, it’s enough!

Curaçao has approximately 52,000 employees. Approximately 2,000 of them find employment as long as the refinery is maintained. There are also 30,000 unemployed. 20,000 families live / work under the smoke of the More...

St. Croix refinery
By Edition On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Economic and policy Insight: ‘Possible implications of the restart of the St Croix refinery for the Caribbean’

In a marathon meeting that started last Wednesday and ended past midnight Thursday, the Senate of the USVI, voted in favor of a proposal to restart the refinery. Owners of the idled oil refinery in St. Croix, U.S. More...

Arthur Donker
By Edition On Monday, July 30th, 2018

Curaçao, what it could have been

I have been working in our tourism industry for close to 50 years and have seen a lot, heard a lot and have experienced a lot. I have met some very good people that tried to push our tourism with all they got and More...