Category Archives: Interviews

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

JETAIR CARIBBEAN: CONNECTING CURAÇAO TO THE REGION

Writer: Desi Dijkhuizen Since the beginning of 2020, more and more countries across the world have shut down borders and limited domestic travel as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Thus, cancelling almost all flights to control the spread of the virus has affected the entire airline industry globally. The aviation industry in the Caribbean […]

MATERNITY CLINIC FUNDASHON DUNA LUS CURAÇAO, THE COMPLETE CARE CENTER FOR PREGNANCY, DELIVERY AND POSTPARTUM

Writer: Nathasja JT Plaizier Pregnancy can bring a massive mix of emotions all at once, from joy, surprise, happiness to panic, anxiety, confusion, and the list goes on. All are normal and frightening at the same time. Knowing what to expect during the full term of pregnancy, before and after childbirth, is critical for monitoring […]

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 […]

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 […]