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Attorney Tromp hopes that OM will ‘let it go’

WILLEMSTAD – Former Central Bank director Emsley Tromp has been acquitted of tax fraud today. While it is true that Tromp filled in his tax returns incorrectly, there is still insufficient evidence that he has done this deliberately. The Public Prosecution (OM) has two weeks to appeal this court’s ruling of today. “With the integral […]

Commercial Consul and Vice Consul of China visit the CTB

WILLEMSTAD – Representatives of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) and the Ministry of Economic Development were recently visited by the Commercial Consul of China, Ms. Ding Cuiyu and Vice Consul of China, Ms. Wang Qi. The island’s tourism industry, the sector’s functioning and opportunities, as well as efforts being made to market Curaçao abroad were […]

Dominican Republic to improve productivity, business climate with IDB support

WASHINGTON – The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $300 million policy-based loan to support Dominican Republic’s efforts to boost productivity and tackle the challenges hampering industrial growth. The funds will help implement reforms in three major areas: • Strengthening financial regulations to raise productivity, create new institutions to finance productive development, and enhance […]

Small decline in Curaçao’s economy

WILLEMSTAD – The Chamber of Commerce expects a drop in the economic climate for the whole of 2017. In the two previous years there was still a slight recovery. The first half of this year was disappointing with a growth of a quarter of a percent. This trend started in the fourth quarter of 2016. […]

Tech giants unveil new service to strengthen online privacy and security

IBM, Packet Clearing House and Global Cybersecurity Alliance launch Quad9 with strong presence in Africa and the Caribbean NEW YORK – Hard as you try to protect your privacy and stay safe online, certain major Internet industry players routinely collect and store your personally identifiable information and resell it wholesale to online marketers or other commercial […]

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne celebrates eightieth anniversary

WILLEMSTAD – To celebrate the 80th anniversary of VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, the firm launched a new event concept on Friday 10 November called ‘RECHT&’ (literally: ‘LAW&’), an interactive knowledge café. The first edition focused on the National ordinance on competition, which went into effect in Curaçao on 1 September of this year. During ‘RECHT& Concurrentie’ (‘LAW& […]

Luisa Ortega Diaz’s call for “regime change” rejected in the Dutch Parliament

THE HAGUE – On the 16th of November 2017, Luisa Ortega Diaz, Venezuela’s former Attorney General, spoke to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament, invited by the intensely anti-Bolivarian right-wing MP Sjoerds Sjoerdsma. Although her talk to the Dutch MPs contained the customary list of charges against the Bolivarian Government: […]

Acquittal for Tromp in Saffier case

WILLEMSTAD – The court in the first instance of Curaçao has fully acquitted (former) President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten, Emsley Tromp of intentionally filing income tax returns incorrectly. It is true, according to the court that the tax returns were incorrectly filled in, but there is insufficient evidence that Tromp […]

Recognition plaque to Mr. Marco Aurelio Aparecido

For visiting Curaçao for 24 years in a row WILLEMSTAD – Mr. Aparecido, from Brazil, has been visiting Curaçao for the last 24 years, and this prompted the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) to award him a special recognition. What attracts him most to the island are the beaches, the food and most of all the hospitality. […]