FTAC gets new director


WILLEMSTAD - Anton van der Schans will be the new director of the Fair Trade Authority Curacao, the FTAC. He succeeds Albert Scholten on October 1. Van der Schans is former Attorney General at the Public Prosecution Service and very experienced in the criminal investigation. The competition authority wants to expand the supervision of the competition More...

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Oil Refinery
By Edition On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Update: International corporations against Venezuelan PDVSA

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. As More...

By Edition On Monday, August 27th, 2018

364.7 million US dollars generated from Tourism in first seven months

19% more stayover arrivals in July 2018 WILLEMSTAD - The overall stayover arrivals in the first seven months grew by 4% compared to last year. Curaçao welcomed in total 240,214 stayover visitors in the first seven More...

Andre Rojer
By Edition On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Rojer: ‘With creativity we can reach the South American market’ (part 2)

WILLEMSTAD - In a quite extensive interview with the new South American marketing manager for the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Andre Rojer discussed the various possibilities for reaching the South American market. More...

Island Job Fair 3
By Edition On Monday, August 20th, 2018

Over 1.200 people attended the CHATA Island Job Fair

WILLEMSTAD - Over 1.200 people attended the Island Job Fair hosted by the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) on Saturday, August 18th. Over 25 companies within or related to the tourism sector More...

By Edition On Thursday, August 16th, 2018

CHATA wants mandatory registration private holiday rental

WILLEMSTAD - The hotel sector wants a mandatory registration of all apartment landlords on Curaçao. This makes it easier to collect the tourist tax. The Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) which More...

Andre Rojer
By Edition On Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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

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 More...

By Edition On Monday, August 13th, 2018

Is Venezuelan oil production falling even faster than expected?

The bad news from Venezuela continues. In July, Venezuela’s oil production came in lower than PDVSA had targeted, according to Argus Media. While PDVSA had hoped that it, along with its joint venture partners, More...

By Edition On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Venezuela dodges oil asset seizures with export transfers at sea

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD - Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA has limited the damage from an unprecedented slump in crude exports by transferring oil between tankers at sea and loading vessels in neighboring More...

By Edition On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Reorganization at the Tax Department

WILLEMSTAD - According to the Minister of Finance, Kenneth Gijsbertha, the process is underway to dismantle Centrale Debtors Ledger Management (CDA) and to centralize all collection service at the Tax Department. The More...