Category Archives: Interviews

AN UNEXPECTED POSITIVE CONSEQUENCE OF COVID-19 – INNOVATION Ç

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 […]

5 MINUTES WITH JEFF HOFFMAN

Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur, author, TV and movie director, music producer and motivational speaker. Jeff has received numerous awards for his work in supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. He is passionate about innovation and teaches workshops on the subject to corporations across the globe. We managed to grab Jeff for five minu­tes after […]

INTERVIEW WITH ADRIC WALTER, FOUNDER OF CURAÇAO TECH MEETUPS

Adric Walter has been living in Rotterdam for nineteen years and people are always asking him when he is coming back to Curaçao. “I’m not coming back, but I’m not staying away either,” he tells me. These co-existing realities are an essential part of who he is and how he contributes to the island. Geographical […]

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 […]

An Interview With Nena Sanchez: It’s Never Too Late to Start Something New

In Curaçao, there is scarcely anyone who has not heard of Nena Sanchez. She has become a household name synonymous with bright colors, joy, happiness, and all that is Curaçao. And those who know her personally can testify that that is exactly who Nena is. She is a proud “Yu di Korsou”, a self-made artist, […]

The Cultural Connection Bar.ber: A Lot More Than Just a Barber Shop

The Cultural Connection series will highlight the success of cultural entrepreneurs in Curaçao. According to Helmut K. Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (2008), “Cultural Entrepreneurs are cultural change agents and resourceful visionaries who organize cultural, financial, social and human capital, to generate revenue from a cultural activity. Their innovative solutions result in economically sustainable cultural […]

Entrepreneur in the Spotlight: Renato Ignacio Minubia: Everybody Always Mobile, Always Connected

This edition’s Entrepreneur in the Spotlight is Mr. Renato Ignacio, founder and CEO of Minubia, a company based in Curaçao that opened its office in Bogotá, Colombia in early 2016. Minubia also has clients living in other parts of the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, to name a few. TEXT NEELAM MELWANI […]