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Venezuelans must be vaccinated against yellow fever

WILLEMSTAD – Venezuelans who come to Curaçao have to prove that they have been vaccinated against yellow fever. Not because they have the chance to contract this disease, but because yellow fever is a health problem in Venezuela. Those who are planning to go to that country are also advised to have all vaccinations in […]

One Laser Group selected as partner InselAir

WILLEMSTAD – Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina announced in a press release that InselAir and the government have selected Miami-based One Laser Group as a strategic partner for the airline. One Laser Group was selected from various parties, four of which eventually remained. The press release states that both companies have had intensive consultations […]

US Ambassador

The newspapers of Tuesday, July 17, headlined that Pete Hoekstra, the US ambassador in The Hague, had a meeting with mr. Rhuggenaath. We are talking about the same Pete Hoekstra who stated in 2015 that the ‘Islamic movement’ caused chaos in Europe. That there is chaos in the Netherlands, that there are cars that are […]

Flights added to Curaçao, Aruba

WILLEMSTAD – Turks and Caicos-based interCaribbean Airways is introducing new routes from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Aruba and between Curaçao and Kingston, Jamaica. These new services add to the airline’s nonstop flights to Tortola, St. Maarten and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, reported Caribbean Journal (CJ). The announcement came from interCaribbean’s Chairman and Founder Lyndon […]

U.S. Ambassador visits CARMABI research station

WILLEMSTAD – The Ambassador of the United States in The Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, visited the Carmabi Research Station this week. The visit was planned because of the growing collaboration between Curacao and the United States (US) with regards to the coral reef research and the improvement of the protection of the coral reefs and other […]

Curaçao government strongly regrets Minister Blok’s statements

WILLEMSTAD – The government of Curaçao deeply regrets the statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in that capacity also Kingdom Minister, Mr. Blok, on multicultural societies. The government absolutely does not agree with these statements that most certainly also touch the core of the multicultural Curaçao society. “It is precisely our diversity that […]

Fewer Americans consider traveling to Cuba this year

RICHMOND – Two years after the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba for Americans, an annual survey by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance reveals that fewer people are interested in taking a trip to the island nation than before – and that there is lingering confusion surrounding the current travel policy. This year’s […]

European Union steps up support for three hurricane-hit Caribbean countries

BRUSSELS – Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and St Lucia yesterday signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in those Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. The financing agreements amount to €30 million (US$35 million). The agreements were signed in Brussels in the margins […]