Category Archives: People

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

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

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

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