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20
Feb

Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 Caribbean

Curacao hosted the Road to GES 2019 on March 14th & 15th  On March 14 and 15, 2019 Curaçao hosted The Road to GES2019 Caribbean. Ministers, government officials, thought leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the Caribbean, the United States, the Netherlands and even Africa attended the event. The event existed of plenary sessions...
20
Feb

Trade Mission to Curacao organized by 'Internationaal Ambitieus'

Trade mission March 18th – 20th, 2019 The Dutch organization ‘ Internationaal Ambitieus’ organizes the sixth trade mission to Curacao from Monday 18th of March until Wednesday 20th of March 2019. Internationaal Ambitieus connects countries where the Dutch language is spoken, such as Aruba, Belgium, Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, Suriname and...
18
May

Experts advise Bonaire on tourism

Representative Abraham recently gave the green light for the development of a ‘Strategical Tourism Plan Bonaire’. On 25th April 2016 various experts, invited by TCB Director Maurce Adriaens and Project Manager Mr Burney el Hage, participated in an important brain-storm session. Based on these results as well as input from the local stakeholders, the...
18
May

Solar power plant Sint Eustatius provides 23% of electricity need

With regard to the new constitutional relations it was obvious to dismantle the common electricity company of the Windward Islands GEBE. This meant Saba and Statia would no longer receive  ‘cross subsidies’ from St. Maarten. In order to make the new independent companies economically healthy without having to increase its consumer rates, the Ministry of...
01
Mar

Incubator at Freezone Curacao

The Freezone at Hato recently started the Incubator Project where new entrepreneurs in establishments of 50 square meters can start their business. The project was launched together with Curaçao Industrial & International Trade Development Company (Curinde), that uses this initiative to encourage local entrepreneurs to participate in international trade through the facilities of the...
01
Mar

Prime Minister Ben Whiteman signs cooperation agreement on renewable energy

Prime Minister of Curacao Ben Whiteman signed a cooperation agreement in Brussels on behalf of 22 members of the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA) with the European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, regarding renewable energy. The European Union (EU) will primarily assist with the promotion of recycling and the...
19
Feb

The Netherlands Named Most Attractive European Logistics Location

German brand study calls Holland a top trade partner The Netherlands is the most attractive logistics location among Germany’s top trade partners, according to the 2016 Image Ranking for Transport and Logistics Services, a brand study from German magazine VerkehrsRundschau. The Netherlands topped the list, scoring highest of 15 countries, with 748 out of...
10
Jul

Health Care Conference Aruba 2015 is huge success

Health Care Conference Aruba 2015 is huge success ORANJESTAD – The first Health Care Conference Aruba was held during the first days of June of this year. The three-day conference was held at the Renaissance Convention Center Aruba. The conference hosted prominent and very high-level speakers in the area of Health Care management, who...
16
Jun

Initiative Fast Ferry connection between Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire

The Netherlands supports the initiative of the development of a daily fast ferry connection between Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire The Netherlands supports the initiative of the development of a daily fast ferry connection between the three  islands of Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. Such an overseas connection can give a significant boost to the economy of...
12
Jun

Joint venture University of Aruba

Joint venture Caribbean Branch TNO, Arizona State University and University of Aruba: another example of Aruba as an “Island of sustainable solutions” Caribbean Branch TNO (CBOT) and the Arizona State University (ASU) have expanded their cooperation with the University of Aruba (UA). This joint venture started the Aruba Summer School, with a program called...
12
Jun

Colombians don't need visa for Curaçao

Colombians no longer need a visa to travel to Curaçao WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch Minister of Foreign Relations, Bert Koenders, announced during a press conference on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 that beginning July 1 of this year, Colombian citizens wishing to visit Curaçao will not need a visa. This is something that the Government...
12
Jun

New credit organization in Caribbean Netherlands

New credit organization in the Caribbean Netherlands, Qredits With support from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Dutch provider of microcredit, Qredits will unfold activities in Bonaire. The aim is to provide approximately 25 loans in 2015/2016 with an average of $ 15,000. Qredits has prepared an action plan with the Public Entity...
12
Jun

St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry opened Business Center

St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry opened Business Center On April 24th the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry opened its long awaited Business “Biz” Center in the presence of Chamber Board of Director members, management, professionals and guests and strategic partners of the Business Community of St. Maarten.  Among the guests...
12
Jun

Cooperation Bonaire & Port of Amsterdam

Cooperation between Bonaire and Port of Amsterdam Prior to Caribbean Netherlands week, the Executive Council of Bonaire has made several working visits in the Netherlands. Monday, the 1st of June governor Edison Rijna and commissioner Clark Abraham discussed possible forms of cooperation with the Port of Amsterdam. During the meeting in Amsterdam they have...
11
Jun

Trade Mission to Colombia

Successful Trade Mission to Colombia and opening Curaçao Tourism & Business Center CINEX, CTB and Chamber of Commerce & Industry Curaçao jointly opened the Curaçao Tourism & Business Center during the trade mission to Colombia organized by the Chamber and Holland House Colombia. WILLEMSTAD, BOGOTA – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with...
04
Jun

HAPPY FLOW opened

Aruba just opened its HAPPY FLOW: An innovative passenger process, unique in the world A unique and innovative passenger pilot project was launched at Aruba Airport:Aruba. Passengers traveling on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines between Aruba and Amsterdam will begin to be subjected to what airlines, airports, governments, and their vendors and suppliers envision as...