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Willemstad
By Edition On Friday, April 13th, 2018
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Trade union: Inner city turns into a ghost town

WILLEMSTAD - Punda and Otrobanda are turning into a ghost town. This is according to Erwin Koenze of the BONECO union. In recent months more than 40 stores have closed their doors in the inner city. Some have moved More...

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By Edition On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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EM City Hotel declared bankrupt

WILLEMSTAD - Another one bites the dust. This time it’s the operator of the former Howard Johnson Hotel in downtown Otrabanda, EMC City Hotel. It has been declared bankrupt. The bankruptcy has been requested by More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Proposal to change downtown to tax-free shopping area

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Economic Development, Steven Martina wants to make the city of Willemstad tax-free. During the budget debate in Parliament, the Minister declared that the legislation is in the making More...

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By Edition On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Ballast Nedam: “New hospital will be operational in 2019”

WILLEMSTAD - The construction company Ballast Nedam, which in charge of building the new hospital in Otrabanda, expects that by this time next year they will be ready with the project. But that doesn’t mean that More...

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By Edition On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Doubts about location new theater

WILLEMSTAD - Architect Dennis Klaus has doubts about the new location of the theater. He welcomes the move to the inner city but wonders where all those people who will visit the new theater will have to park. Last More...

Otrabanda
By Edition On Monday, May 29th, 2017
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PAR wants to help Otrabanda

WILLEMSTAD – The Federashon Otrabanda (FO), Otrabanda Federation, invited the new coalition parties, PAR, MAN and PIN to an informative and interactive tour of the eight neighborhoods that are part of the Otrabanda More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
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New hospital goes according to plan

WILLEMSTAD - The construction of the new hospital is going according to the schedule and will continue without any further. This was the promise of the new Minister of Public Health, Nature and Environment Sisline More...

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By Edition On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Still unclear if ambulance service will be part of new hospital

WILLEMSTAD - It is still unclear whether Kuido di Ambulance (FKA) or the ambulance service will be included in the new hospital Hospital Nobo Otrobanda (HNO). During an investigation of the Court of Audit, it became More...

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By Edition On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Christmas decoration vandalized once again

WILLEMSTAD – The Christmas decorations in downtown are in the news again. This time, the decorations in Wilhelmina square in Punda have been vandalized. This is according to the utility company Aqualectra through More...

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By Edition On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Sad moment for downtown; fire destroys two stores in Otrabanda

WILLEMSTAD – Fire raged last night around 23:00 in downtown Otrabanda. It destroyed two stores in Main Street; Kris Kross and Favorite Shop. It didn’t take long for the flames to engulf the two buildings. The More...