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Prime Minister Hodge in Parliament
By Edition On Monday, May 27th, 2013

Presumably oil and gas in Curacao territorial waters

WILLEMSTAD - According to outgoing Prime Minister Daniel Hodge there is most likely oil and gas in the Curaçao territorial waters. Hodge said this during the public meeting this morning in Parliament. The Prime More...

protest pensioners 3
By Edition On Friday, May 3rd, 2013
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Pensioners are protesting once more

WILLEMSTAD -  Curacao pensioners have taken the street of downtown Willemstad again to protest the austerity measures taken by the Transitional Government. This morning a large group went to Fort Amsterdam to More...

By Edition On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Amsterdam and Curacao continue working together

WILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE - The Prime Minister of Curaçao Mr. Hodge and the mayor of Amsterdam, Mr Van der Laan signed a cooperation agreement in the field of heritage, health , work and training, integrity policy More...

Government Center
By Edition On Monday, April 29th, 2013

Unions representing government employees would like to freeze salaries

WILLEMSTAD –  Unions representing civil servants have decided during their CGOA joint consultation that the salaries for all government employees should be frozen for two years. The indexing and holiday allowance More...

National Archive
By Edition On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Hodge viewed documents indicating oil and gas sites

WILLEMSTAD - Outgoing Prime Minister Daniel Hodge recently paid a visit to the National Archives to personally look at documents and maps supposedly containing information about where the deposits of oil and gas More...

Government center
By Edition On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

SOAW: 5.426 on welfare. ‘this must be reduced’

WILLEMSTAD – The Ministry of Social Development, Labor and Welfare (SOAW), in accordance with the new approach starting in the month of May, has as objective to clean up the list of people on welfare. Some of More...

By Edition On Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Demonstration against Sales tax plans

WILLEMSTAD – Several hundred people protested yesterday morning against the government’s plans to raise the six percent sales tax on certain products to nine percent. Parliament met yesterday about these plans. More...

By Edition On Friday, April 19th, 2013
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Pensioners: “No more measures please!”

WILLEMSTAD – About 400 pensioners gathered today in front of the Parliament building to protest the series of new measures the government will take to tackle the deplorable public finances of Curacao. Today, members More...

Jose Jardim
By Edition On Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Property owners will pay more tax starting January 2014

WILLEMSTAD – The Curacao Parliament approved a new law on real estate tax during yesterday public meeting. Minister of Finance Dr. Jose Jardim explained what this new law entails. This new law will be introduced More...

By Edition On Monday, April 15th, 2013

Parliament approves new Law on Real Estate

WILLEMSTAD – Parliament has approved the bill on Real Estate with 11 votes in favor and 10 votes against. This Law on Real Estates entails the increase of taxes on certain real estate properties with a value of More...