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By Edition On Friday, December 14th, 2018
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Former Howard Johnson Hotel sold at auction

WILLEMSTAD – One of the hotels at the entrance of the harbor has been sold. The new owner of the former Howard Johnson Hotel is now the 33-year-old real estate developer Akash Soemeer. The entire complex was sold More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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Sections of the new hospital to be delivered this month

WILLEMSTAD - This month the first part of Hospital Nobo Otrobanda (HNO) will be delivered. This involves four departments of which the construction, including the electricity cables and water pipes, have been fully More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 26th, 2018
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DMO regrets the course of events concerning the contract between VVRP-PAC

WILLEMSTAD - The Downtown Management Organization (DMO) regrets that the business owners in Punda and Otrobanda are not involved in the contract negotiation between Ministry of Transport, Traffic and Urban Planning More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Hotel plans with pool Benny Leito

WILLEMSTAD - The Rif area is in the spotlight. The development of this has caused a lot of discussion in the past few days. Gold Investment Curacao keeps that discussion going with the launch of a plan for a hotel More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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The Rif Foundation wants to retain Parke di Palu di Mangel (mangroves)

WILLEMSTAD - The RIF Foundation is fiercely opposed to the construction of a road through the nature reserve at the Second Megapier. Yesterday they called a press conference to voice their concern about this situation. More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Bid for former Howard Johnson Hotel also on overdue payments

WILLEMSTAD - The highest bidder on the property and the associated leasehold rights of the former Howard Johnson Hotel in Otrobanda, will also have to pay the overdue land and real property tax and lease payments More...

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By Edition On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Construction Hospital Nobo Otrobanda will cost 200 million guilders more

WILLEMSTAD - The construction of the Hospital Nobo Otrobanda (new hospital) will cost about 200 million guilders extra. The board of the hospital under construction reported this in a press release. Initially, 421 More...

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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...