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 […]

SPOTLIGHT – NEW LOCAL BUSINESS – PONYCLUB CW

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HORSES AND THEIR SIXTH SENSE – INTUITION. The ability to understand something instinctively without the need for conscious reasoning does not come naturally to humans with overthinking, analyzing, and judging the world around us. The heightened level of awareness and intuition for animals does not only come naturally but is a foundation for survival. While most animals can offer an extraordinary amount of emotional support, horses have unique […]

CURAÇAO 2030 – A VISION OF THE FUTURE

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Dr. Miguel Goede is a management consultant, scientist, strategist, and one of the people behind Curaçao 2030, a platform that co-creates a vision for the future of the island. Miguel has been observing trends for a long time. In the 1990s, while working at Andersen Consulting (now part of Accenture), he collaborated on a document called “Creating our Caribbean Future” which was […]

COINBASE WENT PUBLIC – WILL THIS CREATE FURTHER CRYPTO DIFFERENTIATION?

The twin forces of the Coinbase direct listing, coupled with the continuing bullish run in the crypto market at large, are clear indicators that crypto is situated to continue its breakout year. It may be easy to overlook this in the current market, but the original idea and concept of cryptocurrency was to develop a real […]

REINVENTION CAN BE THE SPICE OF LIFE ~ LETTING YOUR PASSION LEAD YOU: SOLANGE ZINDZI: FROM PROFESSIONAL DANCER TO AUTHOR

Writer: Desi Dijkhuizen  With the launch of her first book, Solo Jump, Solange Zindzi began a new chapter in her life and added author to her many talents. A professional dancer born in Amsterdam with Curacao roots; Solange was performing in a world tour when the pandemic came crashing down on the world. No one could have […]

WHY THE CMA® IS ESSENTIAL FOR FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN THE CARIBBEAN

The accounting and financial workforce are vital components in the constantly shifting business landscapes. IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. Founded in 1919, it is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. I met with Alain Mulder, Senior Director of Europe Operations at […]

BITCOIN PAYMENTS ARE GREAT, BUT STABLECOINS ARE THE FUTURE OF CRYPTO: VISA IS JUST THE BEGINNING 

Headlines by Visa are making waves in the cryptomarket and highlight one important trend; the crypto marketplace is rapidly becoming differentiated, with stablecoins occupying a leading position. Bitcoin continues to lead the way in terms of crypto conversation, investment trends, and market capitalization, but the reality is a little more complicated than some commentary might have one believe. Especially with the announcement […]

THE FUTURE OF INFRASTRUCTURE ON CURAÇAO

For Curaçao and most Caribbean islands, infrastructure improvement and advancement are an essential step towards greater economic well-being, sustainability, and prosperity, but ensuring the completion of infrastructure investment projects, including the due diligence and financing, is not an easy task. Partnering with an expert and experienced advisor can bring all-important knowledge to deals, help leaders understand plus reduce risks, and highlight how to take advantage of opportunities. André Wright is Executive Vice […]

PROTEUS UPDATE: THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION OFF THE COAST OF CURAÇAO

Progress continues on PROTEUSTM the ambitious undersea exploration project which will be located off the coast of Curaçao close to the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort. In March, a planning expedition, led by Fabien Cousteau took place in order to determine the exact site for the marine research and observation platform. PROTEUSTM will measure 370m2 and contain research laboratories, […]

HOW TO BECOME AN ALL-STAR CFO

In the last year, businesses and clients have thrust CFOs and finance professionals into the spotlight. CFOs are leaned on more than ever to help businesses ‘survive and thrive’ in these extraordinary times.  From forecasts and scenarios to business model transformations and beyond, finance professionals scaled above and beyond the call of duty, outlining the impacts […]