Two Aruban Airlines Making Great Strides – Last week, the official presentation of the Fokker 50 aircrafts to Insel Air International took place in Curacao. These are the new aircrafts acquired from KLM that will carry the Aruba logo. These aircrafts will be registered and stationed here on Aruba as soon as the AOC is completed. The Fokker 50’s will be part [...]
Superyacht Steel arriving in Willemstad, Curacao – Steel is built by the Falmouth based shipyard Pendennis to a design by Liebowitz & Pritchard Architecture + Yacht Design Ltd. She is a 54 metre luxury explorer, of which little information has been released. She is built to +100 AL Lloyds, 1a ice class, and is also fully MCA compliant with long range capabilities. [...]
Man with loaded gun caught at Amsterdam Airport – A man carrying a loaded firearm was apprehended yesterday on Saturday, the 31st of July, 2010 when he tried boarding a plane. The incident took place at the Amsterdam Airport where the man in question was trying to board a flight to Curacao, an island which lies in the Dutch Caribbean. The man was apprehended [...]
Breezes Curaçao Rewards Families With an A+ Deal – HOLLYWOOD, FL–(Marketwire – August 2, 2010) – Families looking for a late summer or fall getaway can indulge in Breezes Curaçao’s wallet-friendly “Curaçao WOW” promotion. Guests visiting the Super-Inclusive resort August 15 through December 15 will enjoy five nights in the Dutch Caribbean and pay for only four, starting at just $580 per person per [...]
Refinery Status: Valero May Restart Aruba Refinery In September – Valero Energy (VLO) Tuesday said its Aruba refinery may resume operations after completing turnaround maintenance in September if it is profitable to do so. Operations at Valero’s Benicia, California, refinery will return to full operating rates by late August following about 60 days of unplanned maintenance at a coker unit, the co. said Tuesday. The [...]
The 13th edition of the Ennia Kids Triathlon will be held this Sunday June 13th. – The 13th edition of the Ennia Kids Triathlon will be held this Sunday June 13th. This year it will take place for the first time at Blue Bay Curaçao! Your board has decided to extend extraordinary permission for this positive, sporty event for children, since it will be positive promotion for Blue Bay Curaçao. The [...]
Brazilian Gol Flies to Aruba and Curacao – Brazilian Airline Gol saw a demand on it route network grow by 32.1% in January over the same period last year (31.4% in the domestic market and 36.9% in the international market). It was the second consecutive month to record a year-on-year upturn. According to the company, the key factor behind the upturn was the [...]
Dutch Government pys off debt of St. Eustatius – THE HAGUE–Dutch Government announced on Friday that it has started the reorganisation of the backlog in payments of the Island Territory of St. Eustatius to the general Antillean pension fund APNA. The amount of the money is NAf. 6,686,652.15, almost 2.3 million euros, and involves the backlog up to and including 2005. The backlog in [...]
Switching from the Antillean guilder to the US dollar – The discussion about switching from the Antillean guilder to the US dollar in Curaçao and St. Maarten when the Netherlands Antilles ceases to exist has died down somewhat since a symposium on the subject at the end of last year. However, preparations for “dollarisation” continue unabated behind the scenes in financial circles in Willemstad, confirmed [...]
Venezuela protests to US on claimed air incursion – CARACAS, Venezuela — AP. Venezuela made a diplomatic protest to the United States and the Netherlands on Monday, saying a U.S. military plane violated its airspace last week after taking off from the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. A U.S. diplomat denied it. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro called the purported incursion “an attempt to [...]