The Netherlands supports a fast ferry between islands
WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - Netherlands will assist the Antilles islands with their plans for a rapid and daily ferry service between Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. Such ferries can provide a huge boost to the three islands, especially for the economy and tourism.
The Dutch Minister of Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk announced last Tuesday in Willemstad that the Netherlands wants to play an active and coordinating role, including in technical and legal terms.
At present there is no good ferry service between the islands. Everything goes by air. Transporting goods and people with a boat is cheaper and faster. Companies may be active on several islands and get a larger market. Also, people could make more use of schools and work on another island.