Author Archives: CBM

Employment Law During A Crisis – What can and should employers do when it comes to changes in employment conditions?

As we all know, end of March 2020, employers in Curaçao were confronted, just like many other employers worldwide, with the fact that they needed to close their business temporarily due to the government imposed measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, employers knew they would not be generating income, while the (vast majority of […]

Demystifying Blockchain

Cryptocurrency and blockchain have quickly become a global phenomenon and hot topic in the business world and investing community. Known by most people, but understood by few. Cryptocurrency, an abbreviation of cryptographic currency, is a type of digital asset that uses blockchain technology. Benefits of blockchain include improves efficiency; reduces the cost of maintaining and […]

Building a resilient business with data: choose to innovate or risk becoming obsolete

Building a resilient business with data: choose to innovate or risk becoming obsolete Why should you care? Human error is inevitable, but is it avoidable? In today’s ever-changing analogue world, full of conceptually complex problems, fuelled by massive information streams and clouded by intangible personal interests, the only constant factor here is the infinite number […]

Global Entrepreneurship Network

Global Entrepreneurship Network The world needs entrepreneurs – the doers and makers of things. This belief is the driver of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a year-round platform of projects and initiatives in 170 countries around the globe. GEN’s mission is to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. Aimed […]

Interview with U.S. Consul General Mr. Allen Greenberg: Leveraging Diversity to Compete in a Global Economy

Through the years, the United States (U.S.) and the islands of the Dutch Caribbean have built strong bonds and consistently partners on topics in government, trade, education and security. The U.S. Consulate General works to strengthen the people-to-people connections. In June 2019, the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao announced the appointment of Mr. Allen Greenberg, […]

Cathedral of Thorns by Herman van Bergen – Turning the most difficult piece of Curaçao vegetation into gold –

The Cathedral of Thorns, situated in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof, is a breathtaking piece of art that captures not only the local hearts, but also gains recognition in international media, already mentioned by the National Geographic as a must see. This stunning immense artwork, created by artist Herman van Bergen, reveals a deeper meaning […]

Businesses Going Forward Towards a New Normal

March 31, 2020 Businesses going forward towards a new normal The COVID-19 outbreak that started in China last year has now spread around the globe, also affecting the Dutch Caribbean islands. Although the number of infected citizens and associated deaths is still below the European and American levels, our health authorities and government officials are […]

Meetings and decision-making during the coronavirus crisis

Updated as per 30 March 2020 Decision-making should be the “fruit of consultation”, as the Supreme Court determined in 1969. In principle, this rule refers to the decision-making of all legal entities and applies both in the European and Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Such consultation customarily takes place during a meeting […]