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Curacao Dry Dock
By Edition On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Damen Shipyard and Curaçao Dry Dock start a new future together

February 1, 2017, is a historic day WILLEMSTAD - Wednesday, February 1, 2017, will be remembered as the date on which the Curaçao Drydock Company (CDM) began a new future. On that day Damen Shiprepair & Conversion More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
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Statistics: “Unemployment rate rose to 13.3 percent”

WILLEMSTAD - The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) held, in the months of September and October 2016, its Labor Force Survey (LFS) in Curaçao. The LFS is a sample survey of households which the CBS performs periodically More...

Tankers
By Edition On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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No cash: PDVSA tankers stuck off Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD - More than 4 million barrels of Venezuelan crude oil and fuels are stuck in tankers in the Caribbean because Venezuela’s state-run oil firm cannot afford to pay for cleaning dirty tankers and port More...

InselAir
By Edition On Monday, January 30th, 2017
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Government and InselAir reach agreement; 33 million guilders for the airline

WILLEMSTAD - The Government of Curaçao, together with the shareholders and management of local aviation company InselAir joined forces to safeguard the vital air links for the island by ensuring that InselAir is More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 27th, 2017
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China’s master plan for the Caribbean

Venezuela holds the world’s largest oil deposits in an area called the Orinoco Oil Belt. In 2012, Venezuela was the tenth largest oil exporter. The country is ranked nine in 2013. To sustain future long-term contracts More...

InselAir
By Edition On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Economic boycott against Venezuela

WILLEMSTAD – The Netherlands and Curaçao should institute an economic boycott against Venezuela. This is according to Henry van der Kwast, Chairman of the Board of the local airline Insel Air. The reason for More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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The latest developments related to the construction of the second mega pier

WILLEMSTAD - The construction of the second Mega Pier is on schedule. Several ships will be arriving in the harbor of Curaçao during the months of January and February carrying special equipment and material for More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Airbnb and Curaçao sign tourism agreement

WILLEMSTAD – Today, Curaçao’s Minister of Economic Development, Eugene Rhuggenaath and the Minister of Finance, Kenneth Gijsbertha, on behalf of the government, signed an important agreement with Airbnb that More...

Carnival
By Edition On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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Our Carnival history

Everywhere in the world that carnivals have taken root and grown, they have become unique events unto themselves, and the premier cultural and party festival within the region. Early Carnival Celebrations At first More...

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By Edition On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Travel with Minister Rhuggenaath to Panama

WILLEMSTAD - The Ministry of Economic Development invites entrepreneurs in the maritime and logistics sector from Curaçao to participate in the Kingdom Mission to Panama in the Panama Maritime Conference in 2017. The More...