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CIBC FirstCaribbean gets ready for seventh walk for the cure

If preparations alone are any indicator, this year’s CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure, the region’s largest cancer fundraiser, seems set to break new fundraising records. The organizing committees for the various walks are busy meeting and planning, with fundraising activities heating up all across the English and Dutch Caribbean as the 17 territories where […]

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Paul Pennicook new director CTB

WILLEMSTAD – Paul Pennicook has been named as the new director of the Curaçao Tourist Board, the CTB. The proposal to make him the Chief Executive Officer of CTB is currently at the Council of Ministers. Paul Pennicook was formerly director of the Jamaican Tourist Board.

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Minister of Justice: Curaçao cannot solve Venezuela’s problems

THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – In a reaction, the Minister of Justice, Quincy Girigorie, admits that civil servants in the judicial chain are not sufficiently aware of the legal rules and therefore make mistakes. But according to the Minister, the Amnesty International report about Venezuelan refugees on the island does not take much account of the […]

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Puerto Rico looks to leverage tourism data with new platform – Caribbean Business


Puerto Rico looks to leverage tourism data with new platform
Caribbean Business
SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico's Tourism Co. (PRTC) and Innovation & Technology Service (Prits) office have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a tourism activity-related database. The archive to make tourism competitiveness data more ...

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Venezuelan diplomat defends viability of Petro cryptocurrency

CARACAS – Venezuelan charge d’affaires in Barbados, Alvaro Sanchez Cordero, has responded directly to a Caribbean News Now report on the viability and efficacy of the Venezuelan, oil backed, cryptocurrency, the “Petro”, launched in February. “Don’t hold your breath. The bottom line is that the Petro is backed by Venezuela’s proven oil reserves, which are […]

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Whiteman wants to lead Pueblo Soberano party

WILLEMSTAD – Former Prime Minister Dr. Bernhard Whiteman wants to lead opposition party Pueblo Soberano. He has nominated himself a candidate for the leadership position which became vacant after Jaime Cordoba, the only Member of Parliament for the party announced his resignation. Whiteman was previously a member of Pueblo Soberano and served in several capacities […]

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Arrests in human trafficking investigation

WILLEMSTAD – Police and Justice have arrested 41 Venezuelans on Saturday. This happened during a criminal investigation into human trafficking. Among them 17 drinking ladies. They have been interrogated and are receiving guidance as victims. The police arrested a 45-year-old Dominican and a 48-year-old Curaçao citizen on suspicion of human trafficking. 21 Venezuelans have been […]

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Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino embarks on $21M redesign – Hotel Management


Hotel Management

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino embarks on $21M redesign
Hotel Management
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino, a resort located on 12 acres of beachfront property on Aruba's Palm Beach, is initiating a top-to-bottom enhancement of its 357 guestrooms and suites, as well as its Regency Club. "Hyatt Regency Aruba ...

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