July 19, 2018

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 […]

Caribbean Beer & Rum Experiences

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5 Caribbean Beer and Rum Experiences Worth Traveling For By Holly Johnson From US News Retrace history and learn about local brews and liquors on a rum-fueled journey in the Caribbean. It’s no secret that the Caribbean brims with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking backdrops, scrumptious island cuisine and delectable rum-infused cocktails. And with plenty of rum […]

Caribbean Youth Environment Network and Solar Head of State launch partnership

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Plans to educate youth about renewable energy across the region During this year COP23 climate conference, the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (CYEN) and Solar Head of State (SHOS) launched a partnership to promote education on renewable energy across the Caribbean region. The CYEN is a non-profit, civil society, charitable body that focuses its resources on empowering […]

Failure of communications in the Dutch Caribbean comes as no surprise

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By JANNEKE VAN DEN ELSHOUT From University of Twente. Recently, the University of Twente joined forces with the University of Curacao and Saxion University of Applied sciences to do research with regard to the effectiveness and quality of the communications and alert systems in the Dutch Caribbean. The research, which was commissioned by the Dutch Scientific […]

Study looks into HIV virus spread in Dutch Caribbean

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UTRECHT–The fast spreading of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the Dutch Caribbean and the factors that cause this phenomenon are the subject of a new research project of the Aids Fund Netherlands, to be carried out by scientists of the Utrecht University Medical Centre (UMC Utrecht) this year. Dr. Anne Wensing of UMC Utrecht and […]

Two Caribbean Islands among World’s Most Scenic Airport Approaches

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From Curacao Chronicle Saba’s Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport has the shortest commercial runway in the world. PrivateFly, a booking platform for private jet charters, recently named the world’s top 10 most scenic airport approaches, and the Caribbean took off in style with the number one spot, going on to fly high in seventh place. Taking […]