SZV and government St. Maarten sign lease accord for new building

PHILIPSBURG -- Social Health Insurances SZV and Prime Minister William Marlin on Friday signed a 30-year lease agreement to enable government to rent the new Administration Building on Pond Island for the next three decades.

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Venezuela Delays Crude Shipments

CARACAS - Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA has delayed and cancelled crude deliveries to commercial partners in recent months, according to documents seen by Reuters, a further sign of the steady production decline of the country's top export.

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Caribbean tourism arrival numbers hit all-time high

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Caribbean tourism broke new ground last year, surpassing 29 million arrivals for the first time ever and once again growing faster than the global average.

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‘Zakendoen met Curaçao’ biedt mogelijkheden voor lokale economie Suriname

PARAMARIBO - Op maandag 13 februari 2017 hebben de organisatoren Lloyd Cameron van 4U business solutions en de oprichters van Internationaal Ambitieus, het congres ‘zakendoen met Curaçao’ gelanceerd.

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Heineken N.V. enters into agreement to acquire Brasil Kirin Holding S.A.

AMSTERDAM - Heineken N.V. ("HEINEKEN") announces today that it has entered into an agreement with Kirin Holdings Company, Limited ("Kirin") to acquire Brasil Kirin Holding S.A. ("Brasil Kirin"), one of the largest beer and soft drinks producers in Brazil.

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Audits InselAir and InselAir Aruba

WILLEMSTAD – A team of inspectors of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate have conducted a partial audit at InselAir Aruba and a preliminary audit at InselAir Curacao this week.

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Agreement signed between NuStar and Statia Government

ST. EUSTATIUS--Despite the instruction of Dutch Government’s Representative in the Caribbean Gilbert Isabella to Island Governor of St. Eustatius Julian Woodley not to sign the Executive Council’s decision to approve the agreement with NuStar, and the request filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations to ask the State Attorney of the Netherlands to provide and advice on the matter, the Executive Council and NuStar signed the agreement on Friday.

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Agreement between Nustar and Statia Government delayed

ST. EUSTATIUS--Commissioner Charles Woodley announced late on Thursday that, on the instruction of the Kingdom Representative Gilbert Isabella, Governor Julian Woodley refused to sign the decision by the Executive Council to approve the agreement with NuStar, as well as the agreement itself, without any explanation.

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Damen Shipyard takes over Curaçao Dry Dock

WILLEMSTAD - Today Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) took over the responsibility for the operational activities of the Curaçao Drydock Company (CDM) and with this gave the Dokmaatschappij a new future.

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Rescue plan for InselAir

WILLEMSTAD--The Government of Curaçao says it joined forces with the shareholders and management of InselAir “to safeguard the vital air links for the island by ensuring that aviation company InselAir is financially and operationally healthy and strong,” stated a press release.

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Miljardenclaim van beleggers tegen Braziliaans staatsoliebedrijf Petrobras wordt vanuit Nederland gevoerd

ROTTERDAM - Gedupeerde investeerders die naar eigen zeggen miljarden hebben verloren met hun investeringen in het Braziliaanse staatsoliebedrijf Petrobras stappen naar de rechter in Rotterdam.

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Suriname

PARAMARIBO - On December 19, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Suriname.[1]

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Bistro Le Clochard bankrupt

WILLEMSTAD - On 19 January 2017, restaurant Bistro Le Clochard was declared bankrupt by the Court of First Instance of Curaçao.

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De Mol overtroeft Mediahuis met bod op Telegraaf Media Groep

THE NETHERLANDS - Talpa, het bedrijf van John de Mol, brengt een bod van €5,90 per aandeel uit op Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG). Dat heeft Talpa vanochtend bekendgemaakt.

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'Aruba te optimistisch over effect herstart olieraffinaderij'

ORANJESTAD - Aruba is te optimistisch over de economische bijdrage van de heropening van de olieraffinaderij op het eiland. En het is mogelijk dat het opstarten of de continuïteit van de raffinaderij in het geding is ‘bijvoorbeeld als gevolg van financieringsproblemen’.

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Cuba To Resume Exports To US After Half Century

HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban company CubaExport has signed a landmark agreement to sell vegetable charcoal to US firm Coabana Trading, marking the first time in more than half a century that a Cuban-made product will be exported from Cuba and sold in the United States.

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Could Guyana End Up Among The World’s Major Oil Producers?

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – A leading consultancy firm says Guyana is poised to join the world’s major oil producing countries on the heels of the latest oil find.

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Alcoa to close Suralco refinery in Suriname

PARAMARIBO-  - Alcoa Corp said it would permanently close its Suralco alumina refinery and bauxite mines in Suriname, more than a year after stopping production at the plant.

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CBCS warns: El Mas Rapidito operates iIlegal money transfer business

PHILIPSBURG--El Mas Rapidito Courier Services N.V. is illegally operating a money transfer company in St. Maarten. The Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten issued a warning notice to the community on Wednesday.

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China suitor tightens grip on Curacao oil project

BEIJING/HOUSTON - China's Guangdong Zhenrong Energy Co will submit a plan by April to revamp a century-old oil refinery in Curacao, as it seeks to secure a $5.5 billion project that will give China a foothold in the Caribbean's second-largest oil refinery.

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