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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...

Trago-girls
By Edition On Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Downtown full of prostitutes

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has at least 200 brothels in the city center. This is what the Famia Plania Foundation (Planned Family) reports. Around 2500 so-called trago girls (drinking girls or prostitutes) work in these More...

Plasa Bieu Willemstad
By Edition On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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Six months before new face Plaza Bieu (Old Plaza)

WILLEMSTAD - With the relocation of Plaza Bieu to Plaza Nobo, the renovation of the old market can begin. This will take six months, but then Plaza Bieu has a new face. The costs are taken care of by the Ministry More...

Beach 88
By Edition On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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City beach City Beach 88 officially opened

WILLEMSTAD - Swim and sunbathe in Pietermaai, while enjoying a freshly baked pizza or refreshing drink. Christina Sieperda of 2B Holidays has turned the previously derelict site in Pietermaai into a temporary city More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
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Curaçao Cruise traffic boosted by new pier

WILLEMSTAD - Traffic is skyrocketing in Curaçao as the 2018 calendar year is set to see a 16 percent increase in passenger arrivals boosted by a second mega pier, which opened to ships in late 2017. Additional More...

Beach 88
By Edition On Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
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Official opening City Beach 88 in Pietermaai

New city beach in Pietermaai officially opens its doors on Friday 23 March with a free live performance by Curaçao Junior Tecla. WILLEMSTAD - On Friday, March 23, pop-up beach club City Beach 88 officially opens More...

Jan-Peltenburg-Pietermaai
By Edition On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
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Jan Peltenburg (65) died

WILLEMSTAD - Jan Peltenburg passed away yesterday after a long illness. He was one of the founders of the newly restored Pietermaai. Together with Anne-Marieke Holten and Wilfred Hendriksen of the Governor, they More...

Willemstad
By Edition On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Towards a more inclusive community-based tourism development

Exciting Times for Punda WILLEMSTAD - Punda is unique compared to many other islands in the Caribbean. Curaçao’s city center has authentic historical buildings and our Handelskade is on the UNESCO world heritage More...

parking
By Edition On Thursday, December 21st, 2017
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Business owners want end paid parking in city center

WILLEMSTAD - The association of business owners of Punda and Otrabanda filed a lawsuit against the parking management which is in charge of the paid parking in downtown. According to the business owners, paid parking More...

Plaza Hotel
By Edition On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Martina in conversation with investors Plaza Hotel

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina spoke with investors interested in the Plaza Hotel in downtown Punda during his recent visit to the Netherlands. Martina indicated that he does not More...