De status van Curaçao als een van de Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) van de Europese Unie geeft toegang tot Europese fondsen. Nasha Desbarida, afgestudeerd in Europees recht, doet promotieonderzoek naar de financieringskansen voor Curaçao. ,,De EU promoot duurzame ontwikkeling. Dit vereist een mentaliteitsverandering bij de Curaçaose overheid en de bevolking.”
Haaien hebben meer te lijden van mensen dan andersom. Werden er in 2015 wereldwijd zes mensen door haaien gedood, in datzelfde jaar stierven honderd miljoen haaien door menselijk toedoen. In de Curaçaose wateren komen minder haaien voor dan het aantal dat nodig is om het ecosysteem in stand te houden.
De gezondheidszorg op Curaçao kan beter èn goedkoper, daar is inspecteur-generaal voor de Volksgezondheid Jan Huurman stellig van overtuigd. Voorwaarde is, zegt hij, dat de vraag naar medische zorg daalt, middels preventie van leefstijl gebonden aandoeningen, en dat de beschikbare fondsen beter worden benut. ,,Artsen op Curaçao schrijven te ruimhartig medicijnen, labtesten en echo’s voor. Dat moet minder.”
Corals in the Pacific Ocean have been dying at an alarming rate, particularly from bleaching brought on by increased water temperatures. But it's not too late to act, says TED Fellow Kristen Marhaver. She points to the Curacao -- given time, stable temperatures and strong protection, corals there have shown the ability to survive and recover from trauma. Marhaver reminds us why we need to keep working to protect the precious corals we have left.
"You won’t hear me say that it’s good or effective.” Inspector General Jan Huurman states homeopathy is not medicine. "If people want to use herbal remedies, it is at their own risk.” Homeopathy will not be officially recognized in Curaçao, and therefore, says Huurman, it will not be regulated by the inspection.
Willemstad - The coral reefs around Curaçao have lost more than 50 percent of the living coral since 1982. This is shown by researchers from the Waitt Instute, who also found that the fish stock is extremely low in the waters of Banda’bou and Westpunt.
‘We are the first culture in human civilization that eats routinely unpronounceable food; we are the first culture in human civilization that eats food that you can’t make in your kitchen. Have you ever tried to make high fructose corn syrup in your kitchen?’ This is one of many quotes of Joel Salatin, the famous American farmer who wants to rekindle your relationship with food. Following his advice, Roland van Reenen and Gianne Balentien, are leading a young movement of local farmers in Curaçao who maintain integrity in the food they produce.
First there is no easy two sentence answer for this question. A few factors come into play: the strength of the quake, the direction of the temblor's motion and the topography of the seafloor.
Confidential documents show that Shell sounded the alarm about global warming as early as 1986. But despite this clear-eyed view of the risks, the oil giant has lobbied against strong climate legislation for decades. Today we make Shell’s 1991 film, Climate of Concern, public again.
A long term lease agreement between Curaçao Airport Holdings (CAH) and C-MCC Development Group LLC, was signed in Curaçao recently. The agreement provides for the Airport Terminal Building, and 200 additional acres – 81 hectares – for the development of the Curaçao-Multi Commodities Centre (C-MCC) Worldwide Free Trade Zone. The C-MCC will be the economic engine to spur development in Curaçao’s Airport City as well as stimulating trade throughout the Americas.
Wellness is one of the world’s fastest-growing, most resilient markets. It is the next trillion dollar industry. And yet, the majority of opportunities in wellness still await the individual entrepreneur.
Willemstad - Curaçao aims to become a top wellness travel destination. The current Minister of Economic Development Eugene Rhuggenaath (PAR), Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Suzy Camelia-Römer (PNP), former Minister of Health, Environment and Nature Siegfried Victorina (SP) and former Minister of Finance Jose Jardim (Pais), signed a national decree on the development of an Economic Zone for non-medical treatments and wellness initiatives.
Willemstad - Today's linear ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model relies on large quantities of cheap, easily accessible materials and energy, and is a model that is reaching its physical limits. Through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again' and powering the system with renewable energy. Next Tuesday the University of Curacao is the venue for a training workshop on Circular Economy and inherent business opportunities
Willemstad- The Curaçao Hotel and Tourism Association has welcomed Miles Mercera (28) as successor of CHATA President & CEO Lizanne Dindial who stepped down after 5 years in the post. Shortly before leaving Dindial signed a Sustainability MOU with Bedrijvenplatform Milieu (BPM), reinforcing the efforts of CHATA’s Sustainability Task Force to enhance sustainability in Curaçao through the tourism & hospitality sector and CHATA Members.
Willemstad – Curaçao undersigned the landmark Paris agreement on climate change, which entered into force on Nov. 4, 2016. A coalition of the world's largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius. Curaçao, one of the world’s biggest polluters per capita, has yet to produce a policy program document and action plan.
A study from the University of Texas has found that increased breastfeeding decreases ear infections among nursing children. The researchers followed 367 babies between 1 and 12 months old from 2008 through 2014.
According to Native American legend, corn, beans, and squash are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive together. Early European settlers would never have survived without the gift of the Three Sisters, which has sparked the annual Thanksgiving celebration. This year’s Thanksgiving Day marks the 24th of November.
Seeking intelligent solutions for the reuse of wastewater. The Government of Curaçao wants to put an end to the discharge ofwastewater into the sea. Together with the Curacao Business Council for Sustainable Development the country is hosting a conference on wastewater management, to seek intelligent solutions to safeguard coastal waters andmarine life. ‘Our economy and health depend on it,’ says Tim van den Brink, secretary to the Business Council. ‘Taking responsibility for wastewater is the sustainable way to go.’