576. First Curaçao Woman in European Parliament

Samira Rafaela (30) became the first woman of Afro-Caribbean descent to win a seat in the European Parliament. Rafaela whose mother is of Curaçao descent (her father is Ghanaian-Nigerian) aims to represent minorities’ issues at the European level including issues

576. First Curaçao Woman in European Parliament

Samira Rafaela (30) became the first woman of Afro-Caribbean descent to win a seat in the European Parliament. Rafaela whose mother is of Curaçao descent (her father is Ghanaian-Nigerian) aims to represent minorities’ issues at the European level including issues

577. Recycling Curaçao Limpi

I’m currently obsessed with Debrah Nijdam and Mitchell Lammering and you should be too. These two young engineers founded Limpi to turn plastic waste into colorful keychains, coasters, bowls, lamp shades and artsy fish and turtles. Debrah was born and raised

577. Recycling Curaçao Limpi

I’m currently obsessed with Debrah Nijdam and Mitchell Lammering and you should be too. These two young engineers founded Limpi to turn plastic waste into colorful keychains, coasters, bowls, lamp shades and artsy fish and turtles. Debrah was born and raised

578. Curaçao’s Music Entrepreneurs

The founders of Skèmpi, Gino Jacobs (27) and Boudino de Jong (26), are kindred in their passion for entrepreneurship, technology, music and Curaçao. Long-time friends they decided to collaborate on Skèmpi, a (now) popular online music streaming service for Dutch

578. Curaçao’s Music Entrepreneurs

The founders of Skèmpi, Gino Jacobs (27) and Boudino de Jong (26), are kindred in their passion for entrepreneurship, technology, music and Curaçao. Long-time friends they decided to collaborate on Skèmpi, a (now) popular online music streaming service for Dutch

579. Curaçao: A Shtetl in the Caribbean

The documentary A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN premiered on the silver screen of the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam today. The first group of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe settled in Curaçao in 1926 to escape pogroms and poverty. They created their own Shtetl

579. Curaçao: A Shtetl in the Caribbean

The documentary A SHTETL IN THE CARIBBEAN premiered on the silver screen of the EYE filmmuseum in Amsterdam today. The first group of Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe settled in Curaçao in 1926 to escape pogroms and poverty. They created their own Shtetl

580. Curaçao in New York Magazine

As most of you know I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first awesome island 🙂 So imagine my delight when my favorite New York magazine decided to feature my favorite Caribbean island in their ‘Beachist’ selection.

580. Curaçao in New York Magazine

As most of you know I live in and love Manhattan, but sometimes miss my first awesome island 🙂 So imagine my delight when my favorite New York magazine decided to feature my favorite Caribbean island in their ‘Beachist’ selection.

581. Record-breaking Music Video

Move over JLo and Iggy Azalea… Tony Montana Music was founded in 2011 by Menasa, a producer from Curaçao. The band blends electronic, urban and latin tunes and creates a completely unique sound. The members of Tony Montana Music are

581. Record-breaking Music Video

Move over JLo and Iggy Azalea… Tony Montana Music was founded in 2011 by Menasa, a producer from Curaçao. The band blends electronic, urban and latin tunes and creates a completely unique sound. The members of Tony Montana Music are

582. Curaçao for Active, Healthy Travelers

What to do Hike Chrisoffel Berg, Curaçao’s Highest Point @ 1,292 feet Sweat, blow off steam, meditate on interesting geological formations, lichens, beard moss, bromeliads and orchids along the way. Cliff hang for the last 50-100 feet or so. Then enjoy

582. Curaçao for Active, Healthy Travelers

What to do Hike Chrisoffel Berg, Curaçao’s Highest Point @ 1,292 feet Sweat, blow off steam, meditate on interesting geological formations, lichens, beard moss, bromeliads and orchids along the way. Cliff hang for the last 50-100 feet or so. Then enjoy

583. Curaçao’s Social Sports Entrepreneur

“Sports has the power to change the world… it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create

583. Curaçao’s Social Sports Entrepreneur

“Sports has the power to change the world… it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create

584. The House of Six Doors by Patricia Selbert

Patricia Selbert author of The House of Six Doors, was born in Puerto Ordaz Venezuela and grew up in Curaçao. At the age of 13 she moved to California with her mother and sister. Patricia: “In essence, Curaçao inspired my writing, I

584. The House of Six Doors by Patricia Selbert

Patricia Selbert author of The House of Six Doors, was born in Puerto Ordaz Venezuela and grew up in Curaçao. At the age of 13 she moved to California with her mother and sister. Patricia: “In essence, Curaçao inspired my writing, I

586. World Cup 2014 Curaçao Star: Leroy Fer

While no Caribbean teams made it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there are still plenty of representatives of the islands out on the field. Like a handful of players from the Dutch team over the years, Dutch center-midfielder Leroy Fer‘s family hails

586. World Cup 2014 Curaçao Star: Leroy Fer

While no Caribbean teams made it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, there are still plenty of representatives of the islands out on the field. Like a handful of players from the Dutch team over the years, Dutch center-midfielder Leroy Fer‘s family hails

587. Curaçao’s Top Cancer Doc

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has awarded the prestigious David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award 2014 to the Curaçao-born oncologist Herbert Michael ‘Bob’ Pinedo (70). Pinedo is the first Dutch citizen and the third European citizen to receive the

587. Curaçao’s Top Cancer Doc

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has awarded the prestigious David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award 2014 to the Curaçao-born oncologist Herbert Michael ‘Bob’ Pinedo (70). Pinedo is the first Dutch citizen and the third European citizen to receive the

588. Curaçao’s Barista

The best part of waking up in Curaçao might just be Café Barista in your cup. Its creator, Cedric Sprock (42), sources green coffee beans from various regions in Colombia (Tolima, Nariño, Boyacá, etc). Once they arrive in Curaçao, he roasts them

588. Curaçao’s Barista

The best part of waking up in Curaçao might just be Café Barista in your cup. Its creator, Cedric Sprock (42), sources green coffee beans from various regions in Colombia (Tolima, Nariño, Boyacá, etc). Once they arrive in Curaçao, he roasts them

589. Percussionist Roël Calister

Roël Calister was raised on a steady diet of percussion. Cardboard boxes, Nido powdered milk cans, buckets of plastic… no household object was spared. His father would saw sticks out of old brooms and he would spend hours pounding away

589. Percussionist Roël Calister

Roël Calister was raised on a steady diet of percussion. Cardboard boxes, Nido powdered milk cans, buckets of plastic… no household object was spared. His father would saw sticks out of old brooms and he would spend hours pounding away

590. Curaçao’s MLB Pioneer

Curaçao’s Major League Baseball pioneer was recently profiled by San Francisco Chronicle Sports Columnist Bruce Jenkins: ‘Giants coach Hensley Meulens a true man of the world’. Jenkins starts his profile by framing Meulens’ character: there’s something about Meulens that speaks to wisdom,

590. Curaçao’s MLB Pioneer

Curaçao’s Major League Baseball pioneer was recently profiled by San Francisco Chronicle Sports Columnist Bruce Jenkins: ‘Giants coach Hensley Meulens a true man of the world’. Jenkins starts his profile by framing Meulens’ character: there’s something about Meulens that speaks to wisdom,