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By Edition On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Innovation-driven prosperous Curaçao

WILLEMSTAD - Implementation of the systemic innovation to generate growth and prosperity was the focus of Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, OCTA Innovation Team Leader, mission to Curaçao in the week January 22-26. Mr. More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Barbados, Grenada removed from EU tax haven list

BRIDGETOWN - Barbados and Grenada are among eight jurisdictions have been removed from the EU’s tax haven blacklist released late last year, following commitments made at a high political level to remedy EU concerns. The More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Minister Zijlstra wants new consultations between ABC islands and Venezuela after EU sanctions

BRUSSELS - The Netherlands together with Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao wants to consult with Venezuela again. This new consultation round will take place after the European Union has imposed sanctions against Venezuela More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Trade and travel ban between Venezuela and ABC Islands remains in force

BRUSSELS - Venezuela continues to block trade and travel with the Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. According to the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is in charge of foreign relations for the entire Kingdom, Halbe More...

Paradise papers
By Edition On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Grenada asks European Union to take it off tax haven blacklist

ST GEORGE’S - Grenada is asking the European Union (EU) to remove it from the global tax haven blacklist released earlier this week. Grenada was one of four Caribbean countries on the list of 17 non-cooperative More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

EU releases tax haven blacklist; Netherlands not on it

THE HAGUE - The European Union published its black list of tax havens. It consists of 17 countries the EU believes help multinationals and rich people avoid the tax authorities. The Netherlands does not appear on More...

By Edition On Thursday, November 30th, 2017

EU places Venezuelan Avior Airlines on black list

BRUSSELS - The Venezuelan airline Avior Airlines is no longer allowed to fly in European airspace. The company has been placed on the list of unsafe companies, the European Commission announced. Avior Airlines flies More...

By Edition On Monday, November 13th, 2017

EU adopts sanctions against Venezuela

BRUSSELS -  The European Union is banning arms sales to Venezuela and setting up a system for asset freezes and travel restrictions on some Venezuelan officials to ramp up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The More...

By Edition On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

William: EU to provide aid for joint projects of Dutch and French sides

PHILIPSBURG - The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide assistance to the island for joint projects that would benefit both Dutch St. Maarten and French St. Martin, Prime Minister William Marlin said at a press More...

EU Funds SXM
By Edition On Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

EU funds also for St. Maarten

THE HAGUE - Dutch caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders expressed his commitment to seek the assistance of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) following a meeting of the Kingdom Council More...