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Independence NO, Renegotiate COHO YES

WILLEMSTAD -- If anyone could have predicted that MFK would capture 9 seats in the Curacao elections, the party would have had 11 seats for sure.   MFK leader Gilmar 'Pik' Pisas himself was adamant that his party would get the 11 seats needed for an outright majority.   Nevertheless, it is clear he has immediately settled for the next best More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Large part of Girobank NV’s customers credit balances will soon be available

Willemstad/Philipsburg – On December 10, 2019, a moratorium was set at Girobank N.V. (Girobank), freezing all credit balances in excess of NAf 10,000 on Girobank’s current and/or savings accounts. A large part More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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Jamaloodin gets on appeal 30 years for ordering Wiels-liquidation

WILLEMSTAD – The Common Court of Justice sentenced former Minister of Finance George Jamaloodin on Friday on appeal to 30 years of imprisonment. The court found the defendant guilty of ordering the assassination More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Developing the Caribbean from within – part two

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In a previous essay, the “Development from within the Caribbean” was suggested. Up to five territories could be the Founders of such an initiative. Which territories is the first question More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 25th, 2020
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Explosion of corona-infections: Curacao and The Bahamas take action

PHILIPSBURG – Despite the official figures published, the latest reports indicate that there are now 35 active corona-infections on St. Maarten – and the number keeps trending upwards. Epidemiologist Izzy Gerstenbluth More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Banking with NIBanc comes to an end

PHILIPSBURG – The owner of NIBanc, Hushang Ansary, has requested the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten to withdraw the banking license. After thirty years, the curtain falls on the investment bank More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 8th, 2020
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St. Barths wants to reopen for international tourism

PHILIPSBURG – Unlike St. Maarten, the island of St. Barth’s has all its ducks in a row for reopening to tourism. But regulations put in place by the French government frustrate these efforts. Collectivité More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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RFHL RECORDS US$81.7 MILLION IN HALF YEAR PROFITS

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad — The President of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), Nigel Baptiste, announced today a profit attributable to shareholders of the parent of US$81.7 million for the six-month More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...







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