September 15, 2019

Crippling 2017 storms wracked Caribbean visitor growth in 2018

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by Brian Major From Travel Pulse While the crippling hurricanes of September 2017 were expected to take a toll on Caribbean visitor arrivals, the full impact became more evident on Wednesday at a Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) press briefing, during which officials outlined the storms’ derailment of 2018 arrivals growth for several destinations. Caribbean nations […]

KPMG loses Dutch Caribbean member firm following split

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From Curacao Chronicle The Dutch Caribbean division of KPMG has exited the global KPMG and rebranded as KDC Interim as of January 1, 2019, putting an end to KPMG’s presence in the region. WILLEMSTAD – The transition is based on a mutual decision reached between KPMG International and KPMG Dutch Caribbean, stated the global accounting and […]

Curacao to become second Inter-Caribbean Airline hub

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten AIRPORT–Curaçao is set to become a second hub for Turks and Caicos-based Inter-Caribbean Airline as it assumes operations of Curaçao-based InselAir International in the coming weeks. InselAir will continue to exist, but under a new brand. Inter-Caribbean does not have air connections to the Southern Caribbean and Northern South […]

Two new initiatives underway to tackle aerial connectivity between the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas

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Monday, July 23, 2018 — A Delegation from Martinique met with representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority at the OECS Commission to discuss the implementation of two initiatives which aim to address aerial connectivity challenges within the Caribbean, European countries and North and South America. Director General of the OECS, Dr. Didacus Jules […]

Two new initiatives underway to tackle aerial connectivity between the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas

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From OECS (PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – A Delegation from Martinique met with representatives of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority at the OECS Commission to discuss the implementation of two initiatives which aim to address aerial connectivity challenges within the Caribbean, European countries and North and South America. Director General of the OECS, Dr. […]

SOCAN signs admin deal with Dutch Caribbean PRO

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From fyi music news Dutch Caribbean radio stations in Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, and St. Maarten will now be paying performing rights for the first time, which will be collected by SOCAN and newly minted PRO Ducapro. Under the services agreement, SOCAN will provide back-office royalty administration that includes matching reported information from music used on […]

Constructive journalism in a Caribbean context

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From Journalism Research News Practicing constructive journalism in the current conditions of St. Maarten “not only risks reflecting the status quo but also may play into the hands of the ones in power”, a new study finds. Sanne Rotmeijer of Leiden University, explores constructive journalism in St. Maarten, an autonomous Dutch Caribbean island. The author […]

Guyana “watching” situation in recolonised Dutch Caribbean islands

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By: Denis Chabrol From Demera Waves Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge on Tuesday indicated that his country would be paying guarded attention to the political situation in the former Netherlands Antilles- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba- where residents complain that they have been recolonised eight years ago by The Netherlands. They want to be […]

Caribbean island seeks freedom after Dutch ‘colonial coup’

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By Bryan Miranda From Waging NonViolence An emergency move from the Dutch government on Feb. 6 to dissolve the local authority of its Caribbean island, St. Eustatius, is bringing new urgency to the Statian struggle for decolonization. The power shuffle comes after a damning report from the national State Secretary accusing the administration of the […]

Mr. Edward Pietersz New Country Head CIBC FirstCaribbean Appointed For Curaçao

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From Curacao Chronicle WILLEMSTAD – CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced the appointment of Mr. Edward Pietersz as Country Head for Curacao. That appointment took effect from 1st January 2018. Mr. Pietersz reports to Mr. Mark McIntyre, the bank’s Managing Director of our Cayman Operating Company, who also assumed responsibility for the day-to-day oversight of the Dutch […]