Author Archives: CBM

CURAÇAO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT – REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Fundashon Kas Popular and Wechi Management Company are considering the development of the Curaçao Housing Development Project (hereinafter: “The Project”), which consists of two parts, namely the development of the “Wechi” area and the building of affordable homes in other parts of the island outside “Wechi”. FKP and WMC are seeking serious investors and/or lenders […]

Letter from the President – UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

This edition sheds light on the opportunities to never waste a good crisis. Several countries call these ever changing and improvising times as a “new normal”. However, what we see is an increased awareness towards the items that should have been normal in our day to day in the first place, such as hygiene, personal space, innovation, transparency, now becoming enforced and disruptive on several levels.  It has become an environment of being more aware and alert of your […]

Letter from the Chief Editor – NEW NORMAL

I am always searching for inspiration from all areas of life. Setbacks and challenges will always be part of life, but we can choose to maintain a positive viewpoint. This pandemic has impacted everyone across the globe with far-reaching financial consequences. A possible silver lining of this crisis is the opportunity to change for the better. In this time of ambiguity, we cannot predict or control the future and being open to learning allows us to adapt and grow. […]

Curaçao Business Magazine – New era, modernizing and continuously changing with the times

From the beginning, our goal and vision with the Curaçao Business Magazine was to offer the business community a Unique Comprehensive Business Platform delivering relevant, timely, and valuable information. After acquiring Curaçao Business Media Group B.V., in 2019 we endeavored to build upon and expand the existing historical footprint toward the new modern era and online presence. For that reason, we worked hard on an overall rebranding which was completed in the second quarter of 2020. Now, we are even better equipped to provide information and services to our […]

Curaçao Flag Day – July 2nd

Every year on July 2nd, the island honors the official flag of Curaçao with pride and joy. As a nation, the flag is a significant and valuable part of the identity of the island. Understanding the meaning of the simple yet timeless design will provide insight to how it represents the most important elements of the island. The flag, adopted on July 2nd, 1984, was designed by Martin den Dulk. It is a blue field with a horizontal yellow […]

THE CRISIS BANK CURAÇAO – HELPING THOSE WHO NEED IT MOST

Writer: Nathasja JT Plaizier “Nos a yega leu, pero nos ta leu for di kla!”, as said by Coraline Kooistra, president of the Foundation Against Child Abuse and translates to “We came from far, but we are far from done!” The Crisis Bank was formed by the Foundation Against Child Abuse in response to the […]

INNOVATION Ç – AN UNEXPECTED POSITIVE CONSEQUENCE OF COVID-19

Writer: Desi Dijkhuizen What started two years ago as an innovative idea developed into a creative and ambitious platform, consisting of Curaçao professionals from all over the world.  Especially during quarantine, Innovation Ç created inspiring online sessions and motivating presentations, which led to an increasing number of members. The presentations of upcoming entrepreneurs, digital conferences […]

CURAÇAO GAMING INDUSTRY, A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

When asked to write about the Curaçao Gaming Industry, honestly, we had to think twice. On one hand, it is an outstanding opportunity to address an important topic, while on the other hand, it could be risky, given the negative association many people have with the industry. Should that risk be a reason to pass? […]

THE CURAÇAO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY – LOCAL OWNED MANUFACTURING AND IMPORT SUBSTITUTION, THE WAY TO A RESILIENT AND THRIVING FUTURE FOR MANUFACTURING IN CURAÇAO

Introduction The Curaçao Manufacturers Association (CMA), the successor of the Association of Industrialists of the Netherlands Antilles (ASINA), is founded to represent the interest of the manufacturing companies who form part of this industry in Curaçao. In 2018, the CMA drafted an industry agenda with the Curaçao government to support, transform, improve, and promote innovation […]