Category Archives: International Business

INNOVATING THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION THROUGH EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY AND CONNECTIVITY

Website: globalintmanagement.comLocation: New York, NY | Willemstad Curaçao | Remote office Paramaribo Suriname | Managing Director: Rocher Cyrus CPA, CGMADescription: The company is innovating the audit and accounting profession through Education, Technology, and Connectivity. Following a career exceeding thirteen years at PwC and KPMG, Rocher Cyrus CPA, CGMA founded Global International Management, LLC with the […]

Curaçao and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act

In cooperation with the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Economical Development, the U.S. Consulate General in Curaçao organized an information session on September 12th, 2019 regarding the U.S. Trade Preference Program. The presentation was given by Magaly Garcia, Regional Director of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. She visited Curaçao on […]

Closer Economic Ties with Surinam

Curaçao’s Minister of Economic Affairs, Steven Martina, strongly favors creating closer economic ties with Surinam in South America, which he feels would create a win-win situation for both partners. Earlier this year an economic mission consisting of a group of Surinamese entrepreneurs came to visit Curaçao to explore potential areas in which economic cooperation could […]

“The New World of Sustainable Business”

On September 9, 2014, the Curaçao Business Council for Sustainable Development (Bedrijvenplatform Milieu or BPM) held a seminar titled “The New World of Sustainable Business.” BPM, founded in November 2007, is a non-profit organization promoting sustainable development and knowledge/experience exchange for businesses, pertaining to Environment, Quality, Occupational Health and Safety management (EQOHS) in Curaçao. In […]

DIVI Expands with New Aircraft

For the last 16 years, the small regional airline Divi Divi Air, based in Curaçao’s Hato International Airport, has been operating approximately 10 daily flights between Curaçao and Bonaire. In 2016 ‘Divi’ transported about 30,000 persons on this route, which is proof of the necessity of reliable inter-island connections. In addition, ‘Divi’ can also operate […]

Keeping the Dutch Caribbean Islands Connected by Air

Text By Helen Griffith In light of the recent sharp decline in air traffic to and from the island, due to the precarious financial situation of our national airline InselAir, the government has secured a commitment from various senior Dutch officials including the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk, to maintain a […]

COPA AIRLINES serves Curaçao 5 years

Last June COPA Airlines completed its fifth year of operations with four weekly flights between Panama City and Curaçao. This Panamian flag carrier, officially named Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A., was founded in 1947 and currently operates more than 315 daily scheduled flights to 74 destinations in 31 countries around North, Central and South America, […]

GUANGDONG ZHENRONG ENERGY PRESENTS ITS PLANS FOR THE CURAÇAO REFINERY

TEXT BY HELEN GRIFFITH Representatives of the Chinese State Company, Guangdong Zhenrong Energy, recently gave a presentation to a cross-section of different stakeholders in the business community, regarding their plans for the development of the refinery once they have assumed management of the facility next year. They also laid out their plans for the construction […]

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AMONG THE 3 LEAST DEMOCRATICALLY DEVELOPED IN LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic are Latin America’s three least democratically developed countries, according to a report by Latin American political consulting company, Polilat, which measures the institutional, political and economic stability of the region and reveals an average fall of 3% in the South American continent and countries/islands in this area. According to […]

COSTA RICA RECORDS LOWEST POVERTY FIGURES IN SEVEN YEARS

According to the United Nations, an increase in the average income of the population has resulted in a reduction of poverty levels by 1.2% in Costa Rica. Research conducted by the National Statistics and Census Institute, demonstrates that the change translates to 10,350 families who are no longer considered poor, raising the number of Costa […]