Category Archives: Interviews


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Caldera Targets Newcomers: As Damen Gears Up for Growth

After years of futile efforts to work out a deal for financing through local banks, the Curaçao Drydock Company, (CDC), has recently signed an agreement with Damen Shipyard Group to take over all its operational activities. TEXT FARAH DIBAH AYOUBI Getmar Caldera, Managing Director of CDC is now smiling as he takes calls from numerous […]

Contributing to Curaçao Should Be Part of Our DNA

“CSR is all about incorporating respect, transparency, and inclusion of the community. It’s like a three-legged stool. If one leg is missing the stool won’t stand up.” -Bernarda Elizalde, Responsible Mineral Development Consultants, Inc. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Must for the Development of CuraçaoCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a concept that is becoming more and […]

Meet the Chamber: Senior Economist, Dennis Dare

The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry represents the private sector in Curaçao, voicing the interests of the whole business community, keeping a record of both domestically active and internationally operating legal entities and companies and providing support and information to local and international companies interested in setting up a business in Curaçao, or trading […]