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SMOC: The Distribution Of Money Within The RdK N.V.

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SMOC: The Distribution Of Money Within The RdK N.V.WILLEMSTAD -RdK N.V. (Refineria di Korsou N.V.) collects the meager rent of the Isla. A meager rent because for the maintenance of the refinery and the more environmentally friendly operation - an objective of RdK N.V.- which requires a lot of money. How much exactly is difficult to judge, but friend and foe agree that it is about hundreds of millions of dollars. This cannot be realized from the lease of the refinery. Take the 2009 budget as an example. The annual rent then involved about 18 million dollars. That is far from sufficient to invest in the refinery in such a way that the inconvenience for local residents is brought to a humane and acceptable level. That also appears as such, because the MIL High School had to close again recently because of odor nuisance. It does not have to pay the income tax either. That which economically still remains in addition to declining employment is that 18 million dollars. Where is that money…

Curacao refinery puts three employees on leave amid bidding probe - Managing director Roderick Van Kwartel was put on leave, the statement said. - The board appointed Marcelino de Lannoy, founder of Curacao-based consulting firm Quality Council NV, as acting managing director of the refinery.

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Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Curacao government-owned Isla refinery has placed its managing director and two other employees on leave while the supervisory board investigates a bidding process to choose a new operator for the 335,000-barrel-per-day Caribbean facility, the company said on Wednesday. A statement by the refinery’s supervisory board said it opened an investigation after receiving allegations about the process. The board did not identify who made the allegations or the specific nature of them. Managing director Roderick Van Kwartel was put on leave, the statement said. Van Kwartel could not immediately be reached for comment. The company did not identify the other two employees. The board appointed Marcelino de Lannoy, founder of Curacao-based consulting firm Quality Council NV, as acting managing director of the refinery. In July, the Isla refinery said it was considering 15 offers to run the facility, now at minimum processing capacity since the contracted operator, Venezuela…

9 augustus 2015: Curaçao op weg naar een ‘Judeska-economie’ Leo Rigaud, directeur van de SFT-bank is vo0ral geïnteresseerd in korte termijn projecten die de economie een enorme boost kunnen geven, zoals de bouw van het nieuwe ziekenhuis, het Marriott Courtyard, de uitbreiding van de luchthaven en de tweede megapier. “Die leveren een significant aandeel in het bruto nationaal product op en zijn dus belangrijk om de economie aan te jagen.”

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Curaçao op weg naar een ‘Judeska-economie’ 9 augustus 2015 | Econoom Rob van den Bergh, gastspreker op het Economendebat 2015 WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao is op weg naar een ‘Judeska economie’. Dat zegt Runy Caldera, voorzitter van de Association of Dutch Caribbean Economists. “We weten niet wat we doen, waarom we er zijn en wie we moeten helpen. De klant zal zijn hamburger nooit krijgen, aldus Caldera. De dienstverlening op het eiland doet volgens Caldera denken aan de Judeska figuur van de komiek Jandino: het is niet afgestemd op de klant. Interne processen, in het bedrijfsleven, maar ook bij de overheid, zijn niet ingericht op de klant. Dat is een van de redenen dat Curaçao te weinig exporteert. Dick Drayer was bij de Economenclub Afgelopen zaterdag hield de Economenclub, zoals de Associatie zich gewoonlijk noemt, een publieke bijeenkomst om te praten over de toestand van de economie van Curaçao. Die stagneert voor het derde jaar op rij en zag over de laatste tien jaar een gemiddelde jaarli…

Leo Rigaud, SFT Bank Director gave a speech during the annual Curacao Business Association (VBC) year end luncheon. 40th Year End Luncheon Of The VBC -Dec 12, 2012

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40th Year End Luncheon Of The VBC -Dec 12, 2012Leo Rigaud, SFT Bank Director gave a speech during the anual Curacao Business Association (VBC) year end luncheon. During this event he gave VBC's wish list to the leader of the largest party in the Government, Mr. Helmin Wiels. WILLEMSTAD – As always we will start by thanking our members for their increased support in 2012 which has allowed us to become more active in representing the interests of the business community in particular and in promoting the health of the Curacao economy in general. The decision to invite Mr. Wiels was a controversial one within the board of the VBC and also within the community. The reason why we invited Mr. Wiels obviously has a lot to do with the fact that his party, Pueblo Soberano, gathered the most votes in the last election and will be the senior partner in the upcoming Government. The main reason was, however, that we felt that after years and years of hearing Mr. Wiels saying rather unpleasant t…

Top Dutch Official Received More Than 40,000 Euros For Eighteen Days’ Work In Curaçao

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Top Dutch Official Received More Than 40,000 Euros For Eighteen Days’ Work In CuraçaoWILLEMSTAD, THE HAGUE- The representative of the Netherlands in Curaçao received a net foreign reimbursement of tens of thousands of euros last year, while he only spent eighteen days on the island. Although this is contrary to the guidelines, the highest official at the ministry gave permission for the arrangement. This is evident from answers from the ministry to questions from the Dutch media NOS. It concerns Henk Brons, who was representative of the Netherlands on Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten between 1 January 2015 and 1 July 2018. He is currently Director-General Kingdom Relations at the Ministry of the Interior. Civil servants who settle abroad on behalf of the Netherlands are entitled to an expense allowance because they often incur additional costs. For example, life on the spot can be more expensive and civil servants sometimes have double housing costs. Bronze received the remuneration s…

Opposition Party MFK Wants Parliament To Be Involved In Corruption Investigation

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Opposition Party MFK Wants Parliament To Be Involved In Corruption InvestigationWILLEMSTAD -The leader of the opposition party MFK, Gerrit Schotte wants an emergency meeting in Parliament to discuss the situation at the public company Refineria di Korsou, Curaçao Refinery (RdK). Yesterday, the Supervisory Board of the RdK announced in an official press release that there, director Roderick van Kwartel and two other members of the management team were sent on a mandatory leave of absence to await the results of an investigation into corruption. According to Schotte, it is important for the real representatives of the people to be involved in this investigation. The MPs are the ones elected by the people to investigate and to know exactly what is taking place in that public company.

CALIFORNIA’S DEVASTATION FROM THE AIR: DRONE FOOTAGE AND AERIAL PHOTOS SHOW FULL HORROR OF THE STATE’S WILDFIRES – INCLUDING TOWN OF PARADISE THAT WAS COMPLETELY WIPED OUT BY THE BLAZE

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DailyMail CALIFORNIA’S DEVASTATION FROM THE AIR: DRONE FOOTAGE AND AERIAL PHOTOS SHOW FULL HORROR OF THE STATE’S WILDFIRES – INCLUDING TOWN OF PARADISE THAT WAS COMPLETELY WIPED OUT BY THE BLAZENew drone footage shows how home after home was leveled in Paradise, where many of the 48 were killedCamp Fire is now the deadliest in state’s history, burning through more than 160,000 acres in just six daysAs of Wednesday the blaze only remains 35 percent contained and more than 200 people are still missing The statewide wildfire death toll rose to 51 on Wednesday after a third victim of the Woolsey Fire was found   ByANNETA KONSTANTINIDES