Category Archives: International Business


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 […]


The Brazilian Ministry of National Education announced that in the framework of bilateral cooperation between Haiti and Brazil, the two governments signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen technical cooperation in the field of vocational training. Training and qualification of technical personnel, project monitoring and evaluation, preparation of specific studies and detachment of experts are […]

Why Requesting the Help of an Embassy or Consulate General Makes Sense

When thinking of expanding your business beyond our shores, the big question is, where do you start? As islands in the Caribbean we are dependent upon regional cooperation. The Dutch Kingdom embassies in the region are there to help Curaçao businesses with questions related to export or trade. The embassies are part of the Kingdom […]

McDonald’s Celebrates 40 years on Curaçao

The first McDonald’s on the island opened its doors 40 years ago on August 16, 1974 at the location on Dr. Maalweg in Willemstad. Today, there are five McDonald’s restaurants, located in Salinja, Santa Maria and Santa Rosa, including four McCafé segments and one dessert center kiosk operating in Curaçao. The most recent store opening […]

New Strides in New Markets: Curaçao’s International Image

THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS SIGNS MOU WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC After three years of ongoing negotiations, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dominican Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The signing took place in Santo Domingo where the Minister of Economic Development, Eugene Rhuggenaath, signed on behalf of Curaçao; Prime Minister William […]

Business Hospitality @ the Airport

Conveniently located just down the road from the Curaçao International Airport, the new Airport Hotel and Conference Center will feature a modern contemporary architectural style, comparable to what you would find at a Marriot Courtyard or similar, and will be just moments from airport check-in desks offering fantastic connectivity to Europe, USA, Caribbean and Latin […]

Building Your Business and Attracting Foreign Investment The Story of 8

In many ways, Curaçao is a perfect place for entrepreneurs. Many would say that there are so many opportunities here just waiting to be seized. For many foreign, local, or returning entrepreneurs, Curaçao is a place where their dreams start becoming reality, after a lot of hard work, time and dedication. There is a melting […]

New Strides in New Markets: the Cuban Connection

In December 2014, when diplomatic relations were re-established between the USA and Cuba, the rekindling of relations between Cuba and other regional partners became a key point on several national agendas. TEXT NEELAM MELWANI Curaçao, too, jumped on the bandwagon and since then has attempted to fortify political and economic relations with Cuba, particularly focused […]

Investing in Dutch kingdom Easier

During the Kingdom Conference, which was held on June 16, 2015 at Santa Barbara Resort in Curaçao, with participation of delegations of the Netherlands, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten and Curaçao, Minister of Economic Development of Curaçao Stanley Palm launched a website to promote investment in the different parts of the Dutch kingdom. Via, interested […]