Martina: promote Curaçao as boarding harbor in Europe

WILLEMSTAD — The weekly visits to Curaçao of cruise ship Monarch from the Pullmantur – on Wednesdays – was officially inaugurated yesterday on board the ship. “It was a very pleasant experience, emphasizing the additional potential value of the visits to the island”, said Minister of Economic Development, Steven Martina (Pais).

“It’s attractive to offer package trips considering Curaçao serves as boarding harbor of the cruise and 50 huts are reserved for bookings from local travel agencies. For example a one-week stay on the island in combination with a one-week cruise”, said the Minister, who thinks the number of reserved huts could increase in due course. He stated that the intentions to promote Curaçao as destination on the European market could lead to a concrete marketing campaign – in collaboration with the Pullmantur.
The CTB will of course be the organizer and puller of the campaign”, said Minister Martina. Others present during the inauguration were Ghatim Kabbara, director of Curaçao Tourist Board; Tarzeno ‘Zeno’ Circkens of government agency Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF); Humberto de Castro, director of Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) and CPA marketing-manager Dimitri Cloose.

Crashed Defence helicopter just completed border patrol

ORANJESTAD/THE HAGUE--The Dutch Defence helicopter that crashed near Aruba on Sunday afternoon was on its way back to Curaçao from a border patrol flight above the sea.

Leerorkest Bonaire opgericht

KRALENDIJK - Onderwijs, cultuur en sociale opvoeding blijven belangrijk, ook tijdens een internationale pandemie. Na succesvolle initiatieven in Nederland, Curaçao en Aruba, is er recent ook een Leerorkest op Bonaire opgericht.

Vierde ‘Moot Court’ van UoC-studenten bij het Gerecht

WILLEMSTAD - Maandag 6 en vrijdag 10 juli is een aantal bijzondere zittingen gehouden in het Gerecht. Studenten van de University of Curaçao Dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (UoC) hebben het vak ‘Moot Court’, oftewel oefenrechtbank, afgesloten met pleitsessies met echte rechters van het Gemeenschappelijk Hof van Justitie.