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Venezuela’s crisis and the region

Last week, after months of growing street protests, detentions, escalating violence, at least 36 deaths, and shortages of almost all basic necessities, Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, announced the creation of a constituent assembly with the ability to re-write the country’s constitution. Although he has argued that this is a necessary step to restore peace and […]

Drukte bij herdenking Pim Fortuyn

De herdenking was bij het standbeeld van Fortuyn aan de Korte Hoogstraat in Rotterdam en werd georganiseerd door Leefbaar Rotterdam. Onder anderen PVV-Kamerlid Martin Bosma, schrijver Leon de Winter, journalist Wierd Duk en columnist Afshin Ellian waren aanwezig. Ebru Umar kreeg de Pim Fortuyn Prijs uitgereikt uit handen van oud-politica Rita Verdonk. Zanger Lee Towers […]

Cooperation needed

Today’s news that the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) amended the annual percentage rate (APR) is quite interesting. It regards all costs charged for credit. The move is intended to protect consumers against what the bank’s 2016 research said were “abusive rates” of an average 437 per cent and up to more […]

Names new Ministers announced

WILLEMSTAD – The formation process of a new government for Curaçao is progressing steadily. The three parties that committed to working together already announced the names of their candidate-ministers for the government. The ruling party emitted a press release announced that Eugene Rhuggenaath will be the Prime Minister and the Minister of General Affairs. He […]

Ebru Umar wint Pim Fortuyn Prijs

Umar krijgt de prijs voor ‘haar kritische geluid, de gave van haar pen en haar verbale kwaliteiten alsmede de onverschrokkenheid waarmee zij de vrijheid verdedigt, met alle consequenties van dien ook voor haar privéleven’, staat te lezen in het juryrapport. De Pim Fortuyn Prijs is een onderscheiding voor opiniemakers, politici of bestuurders die het gedachtegoed van Fortuyn het […]

Veel belangstelling voor herdenking Pim Fortuyn

In Rotterdam wordt de moord op Pim Fortuyn herdacht, vandaag vijftien jaar geleden. Daarvoor zijn meer mensen op de been dan voorgaande jaren. Het gaat om honderden mensen, misschien wel duizend, zegt NOS-verslaggever Jeroen van Dommelen. Leefbaar Rotterdam heeft de herdenking georganiseerd. Toespraken waren er van het PVV-Kamerlid Martin Bosma, schrijver Leon de Winter, journalist […]

Caribbean Banks see rise in cyber attacks

Imagine doing a routine check on your bank account only to discover that an entire month’s worth of credit had been swiped from your card. The nightmare became reality for one elderly Belizean couple, who fell victim to identity theft. For Alejandro and Leandra Chulin, the story started five years ago with a troubling phone […]

Central Bank to cap rates at 27 per cent

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG -A maximum annual percentage rate (APR) will be included as of May 5 in the Provisions on the Disclosure of Pricing Information on Consumer Credit (APR provisions), which became effective on May 5, 2015, the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten announced on Friday. The provisions are designed to protect consumers by providing them […]