Curacao to choose new refinery operating partner by November

WILLEMSTAD - Curacao will start evaluating up to 10 proposals from energy firms interested in becoming a partner in the Caribbean nation’s 335,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery, according a statement on Tuesday by the government owned Refineria di Korsou.
The company said it has signed non-disclosure agreements with 12 companies, which it did not name, and expects to reach an agreement with a potential partner by November.
The Isla refinery, operated by Venezuela’s state-run PDVSA under a contract that will expire at the end of 2019, has been largely idled this year due to lack of crude following U.S. sanctions on PDVSA. 

NAGICO respects arbitrators’ decision

PHILIPSBURG--NAGICO Insurances Chairman Imran McSood said on Thursday that the company accepts the decision of the arbitrators in the case involving Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA).

Dutch Princess Christina, sister of Beatrix, dies at age 72

THE HAGUE--Princess Christina, youngest sister of former Dutch queen Beatrix, has died of cancer at the age of 72. The announcement was made on Friday morning by the Government Information Service RVD.

Negotiations on Oyster Pond border to commence late 2019

THE HAGUE--The actual negotiations regarding the St. Maarten/St. Martin border, including the Oyster Pond area, are expected to start at the end of 2019, confirmed Dutch Kingdom Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok on Thursday.