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CC | CBCS-president sworn in

The appointment of Mr. Doornbosch follows from the recommendation by the CBCS Board of Supervisory Directors to the Entitled Asset holders on March 11 this year, to nominate Mr. Doornbosch as president.

WILLEMSTAD – On August 7, 2020, Mr. R.A. (Richard) Doornbosch was sworn in as President of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), as he took the oath of office before the Acting Governors of Sint Maarten and Curaçao. Verder lezen

CC | Venezuela supreme court approves extradition request to Italy for ex-oil czar

Rafael Ramirez – ex-PDVSA directeur

CARACAS – Venezuela’s supreme court said on Friday it had approved a request to Italy for the extradition of Rafael Ramirez, a once powerful oil minister and former head of state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, on corruption charges. Verder lezen

CC | Rennox Calmes MP resigns from his party PIN

In a short statement, Calmes indicated there is no support from his own party for his work in parliament, there is no respect for him | Extra

WILLEMSTAD – Rennox Calmes has resigned from the political party he founded, the PIN. He will continue now as an independent Member of Parliament. Calmes was the one-man faction that supported Minister Suzanne Camelia-Römer. Verder lezen

CC | Raymond Faneyte takes on the role of SOAB managing director

Raymond Faneyte takes on the role of SOAB managing director | Extra

WILLEMSTAD – As of January 2021 Mr. Raymond Faneyte will take over the role of Managing Director of Government Accountants Bureau (SOAB). Mr. Raymond Faneyte will succeed Mr. Geomaly Martes, who previously led SOAB since its inception and who has played a key role in its impressive results over the past 25 years. Verder lezen

CC | Sweden’s Gaming Inspectorate gives a cease-desist directive to seven Curaçao-based unlicensed operators

Sweden’s Gaming Inspectorate gives a cease-desist directive to seven Curaçao-based unlicensed operators

STOCKHOLM, WILLEMSTAD – According to Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s Gaming Inspectorate, seven unlicensed operators registered in Curaçao are currently offering their services to customers without proper licensing. These companies must withdraw from the Swedish Market. Verder lezen

CC | Defense team Jamaloodin already on the attack

Ex Finance minister George Jamaloodin’s defense team with one oif his lawyer’s ex- Justice minister mr. Rutsel Martha and his PI Elise Krielen

WILLEMSTAD – George Jamaloodin’s defense team is in full attack just before the appeal on June 9. Lawyer and private investigator Elise Krielen of criminal investigation agency A Fondo from Vught does not want certain reports about her involvement in the defense team of George Jamaloodin to remain online. Verder lezen

CC | KPMG Meijburg settles with the Public Prosecution Service

Op de foto vlnr. Harry Canters, managing partner KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean, Paul Arets, tax manager KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean en tevens eindredacteur van de fiscale wettenbundels, de gouverneur van Curaçao mevrouw Lucille George-Wout en Wendell Meriaan, tax partner KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean. Foto KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean

Vlnr. Harry Canters, managing partner KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean, Paul Arets, tax manager KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean, Gouverneur Wout en Wendell Meriaan, tax partner KPMG Meijburg & Co Caribbean | Foto uit 2015

WILLEMSTAD – KPMG Meijburg Caribbean must pay an amount of 140,000. The KPMG employee who is involved in the case must also pay a hefty sum. Verder lezen

CC | COVID-19 Update: “We need two more weeks”

Dr. Gerstenbluth says that the aim is not to ‘flatten the curve’, but to crush it. | Persbureau Curacao

WILLEMSTAD – Epidemiologist Dr. Izzy Gerstenbluth indicated today during the daily briefing that the confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 14 and there is still 1 inconclusive who will be tested again. 10 are safe now and 3 are still active (1 is in the hospital). Verder lezen

CC | Venezuelan navy patrol ship sinks after collision with cruise ship

Venezuelan President: Ship that is docked in Curaçao carries mercenaries to attack Venezuela | Foto Ariana Cubillos/AFP

CARACAS, WILLEMSTAD – An encounter between the Venezuelan patrol vessel GC-23 Naiguata and the ice-class expedition cruise ship RCGS Resolute resulted in the patrol vessel’s sinking, according to the government of Venezuela. Verder lezen

CC | Celebrating United Airlines’ inaugural flight from Newark, NJ to Curaçao

United Airlines back on Hato | Curacao Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – Welcome, United Airlines! The inaugural flight marks United Airlines’ return to Curaçao after an absence of almost ten years. Verder lezen

CC | Curaçao Health Services: “Adopt coronavirus actions after WHO’s advice”

Het virus wordt via de adem en aanraking overgebracht.

WILLEMSTAD – Coronavirus measures will only be taken if the World Health Organization (WHO) proclaims an emergency situation. This is according to Melissa Arias, interim director of the Health Service in Curaçao. Verder lezen

CC | BOD Financial Group to appeal the Banco del Orinoco ruling

After constant irregularities committed by the Central Bank of Curaçao, Curacao Court does not admit an opposition filed by the shareholders and employees to the bankruptcy judgment of the bank, now employees and investors will appeal | AD

WILLEMSTAD – In early September, the shareholders of Banco del Orinoco NV agreed to a voluntary liquidation process of the bank. This natural liquidation process that aimed to prove the money deposited by the savers and the recovery of the investments of the shareholders, was interrupted because the Central Bank of Curaçao unexpectedly, to the detriment of savers, workers and shareholders, requested an emergency measure to the court in Curaçao. Verder lezen

PB | MRT ontkent berichtgeving salaris en media zonder hoor en wederhoor

Ministeriële Regisseur en Toezichthouder (MRT) Stanley Betrian ontkent de in de Vigilante en alle andere media verschenen publicaties inzake zijn salaris en voorwaarden en hekelt journalistiek zonder hoor en wederhoor | Chronicle

WILLEMSTAD – Het is de zoveelste keer dat de pers alsook individuen op social media incorrecte informatie verstrekken over zowel de functie van de Ministeriële Regisseur en Toezichthouder (MRT) en hetgeen hij zogenaamd als salaris zou verdienen, wat niet met de realiteit strookt. Verder lezen

CC | Money-laundering watchdog to clamp down on cryptocurrencies

The Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a coalition of countries from the United States to China, will tell countries to tighten oversight of cryptocurrency exchanges to stop digital coins being used to launder cash.

FRANKFURT, LONDON – Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are set to be subjected to rules to prevent their abuse for money laundering, a global watchdog will announce on Friday, the first worldwide regulatory attempt to constrain the rapidly growing sector. Verder lezen

CC | Five months without payment for employees Venezuelan Consulate Curaçao

Consulaat Venezuela op de Scharlooweg is gesloten sinds 20190228 | Extra

WILLEMSTAD – On Wednesday, local employees of the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Curacao, expressed their dissatisfaction through an open letter sent to the spanish news site Noticias Curazao. Verder lezen

CC | Motion adopted in Dutch Parliament: Curacao must comply with international rules for the protection of refugees

Motion adopted in Dutch Parliament: Curacao must comply with international rules for the protection of refugees

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – A large majority in the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament is of the opinion that the Dutch Cabinet should strongly urge the Curacao government to adhere to international rules for the protection of migrants/refugees. Verder lezen

CC | CHATA Board elects new Chairman

Mr. Hans Slier, Owner & CEO of Papagayo Beach Hotel and Papagayo Beach Resort

WILLEMSTAD – Mr. Hans Slier, Owner & CEO of Papagayo Beach Hotel and Papagayo Beach Resort has been re-elected as the Chairman of the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association. The CHATA Board elections took place on April 10, 2019 followed by a CHATA Board Retreat which took place on May 3, 2019.  Verder lezen

CC | Trust company directors failed to report unusual transactions

For these crimes, the STC directors both sentenced to conditional fines of NAf. 10,000 and 80 hours of community service, on two years’ probation | SoualigaNewsDay

PHILIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD – STC Administration and Management Service NV and Foundation Escrow STC’s directors Corinne de Tullio-Stamm and Jodi Lynn Garner were found guilty by the Court of First Instance on Thursday of violation of the Ordinance on Unusual Transactions. Verder lezen

CC | Several Curaçao-based online casino sites targeted by Danish regulator

Several illegal activities fromout Egaming datacenter Blue Nap Americas (UTS/ CTEX)

WILLEMSTAD – The Danish Gambling Authority Spillemyndigheden has blocked access to 25 sites, including several online casino sites, after petitioning the country’s telecommunications providers. Verder lezen

CC | Undersecretary Kingdom Relations to visit ABC Islands

The minister will make one-day visits to Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire from April 8 to 10

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – Undersecretary Raymond Knops of the Interior and Kingdom Relations will make a next working visit to the Caribbean part of the Kingdom in two weeks. Verder lezen

CC | CEO Liberty Latin America announces acquisition UTS

CEO Liberty Latin America announces acquisition UTS

DENVER, WILLEMSTAD – In a press release, the President and CEO of Liberty Latin America, Balan Nair commented that his company is excited to welcome the Curaçao telecommunication company UTS.
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CC | Volunteers Spread the Love Curaçao as part of Good Deeds Day

Good Deeds Day 2019

WILLEMSTAD – One hundred volunteers on Curaçao are expected to turn out on Good Deeds Day on Sunday April 7th, to do good for the benefit of others and the planet, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do a good deed, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively impact the world. Verder lezen

CC | Prosecutor demands 6 years for 350 kilos of coke

The captain of the boat says that they came through a navigation error near Curaçao, but the destination was Caracas | Foto archief

WILLEMSTAD – The Public Prosecution (OM) demands a prison sentence of 6 years against a group of four Venezuelans and one Dominican. They are accused of importing 350 kilos of cocaine on December 8 last year. Verder lezen

CC | Completion new hospital building delayed

The target date is now November 15

WILLEMSTAD – The new hospital will not be completed in April this year. That is what Clifton Walle, responsible for strategic communication, indicated. Construction by Ballast Nedam has been delayed. Verder lezen

CC | Official start shot 6th edition KLM Curaçao Marathon

The occasion took place in front of the Iconic Penha Building, which also happens to be KLM Delft Blue miniature traditional Dutch house #85, issued at the 70th anniversary of the air link between Amsterdam and Curacao.

WILLEMSTAD – Mr. Kevin Jonckheer, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Curacao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) and CEO of the Penha Duty Free Group, gave the symbolic starting shot for the official launch of the 6th edition of the KLM Curacao Marathon, in the presence of the press, partners and invited guests. Verder lezen

CC | Last week Friday Venezuela allowed locals to return to the island

The borders were opened just for a while to allow 1 flight to bring these citizens home

WILLEMSTAD – Last week Friday, the embattled President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro allowed several Dutch citizens from Curaçao to return to the island. Verder lezen

CC | SXM must sell its UTS shares same time as Curaçao or risk its shares being diluted

Het UTS hoofdkantoor op Curacao

PHILIPSBURG, WILLEMSTAD – St. Maarten must make its decision on the sale of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) soon and sell its minority shares at the same time as Curaçao, or risk having its shares diluted. Verder lezen

CC | International banks file formal complaint at Central Bank against closure local bank accounts

International Bankers in Curaçao (IBA)

WILLEMSTAD – In a letter to the Interim President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten, Mrs. Leila Matroos-Lasten, the Association of International Bankers in Curaçao (IBA) files a formal complaint against the closing of local bank accounts their IBA Members. Verder lezen

CC | RST management now formal task of Dutch Justice minister

Ferdinand Grapperhaus (CDA) | © ANP

THE HAGUE–The Dutch Minister of Justice and Security has formally been assigned the responsibility of managing and maintaining the special police task force, the Detective Cooperation Team RST in the Dutch Caribbean. Verder lezen

CC | Maltese bank says it can’t be forced to arbitrate $136m loan row initiated by Curaçao bank

Giro bank begint arbitragezaak tegen Maltese bank | Persbureau Curacao

MALTA, WILLEMSTAD – A Maltese bank urged a New York state court Monday to pause a $135.8 million arbitration initiated by a Curacao bank stemming from a dispute relating to a loan purchasing deal, saying it can’t be forced to arbitrate because it never signed the underlying agreement. Verder lezen