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Transportation license

All businesses that rent motorized vehicles or that provide personal transportation, need an additional license for each vehicle? This license is issued by the Department for Public Transportation (Directie Openbaar Personen Vervoer (DOPV)).

 

Necessary licenses in Aruba

Did you know that aside from a business license, some businesses need other licenses as well, depending on their commercial activity, before the business activity can start? And that, in order to apply for these licenses, your business has to be registered at the Aruba Chamber and if applicable, have a business license?

 

SPIKE IN CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

The corporate world may have a cold reputation, but companies are increasingly looking to engage their employees with corporate social responsibility initiatives.
A survey of over 4,000 corporate employees conducted by the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) found that up to two thirds have participated in corporate volunteering over the past twelve months.

Volunteering is becoming more widespread as companies realize the positive effects it can have on productivity. “Corporate volunteering leads to improved employee engagement, organizational commitment, job satisfaction and retention. This presents companies with an excellent tool to impact not only communities but also employees’ wellbeing and the financial bottom line. Over 85 % of volunteers said they would continue to volunteer in the future because it made them feel they were doing something meaningful and making a real difference in the community.

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Hotel & accommodation license

If you are interested in starting a B&B, guesthouse, apartments or a hotel in Aruba, be sure to apply for a the necessary license before starting to offer your lodging services. This is an accommodation license when the facility rents up to 9 rooms. And when the facility offers 10 rooms or more, a hotel license is required.

For more information contact the Dept. of Legislation & legal Affairs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

SWEDEN RANKED FIRST FOR TREATMENT OF ELDERLY IN UN REPORT

Sweden is the best place in the world to be old and Afghanistan the worst, according to a UN-backed global study. The Global AgeWatch Index examined the quality of life of the elderly in 91 countries. Sweden was the best country at supporting and helping its elderly population.

It warns that many countries do not have adequate support in place for their ageing populations. By 2050, older people will outnumber children under 15 for the first time, with most of the elderly in developing countries, according to the report.
The Global AgeWatch Index was compiled by the UN Population Fund and advocacy group HelpAge International.

Researchers used 13 different indicators - including income and employment, health provision, education, and environment - in what they said was the first study of kind to be conducted on a global scale.

The study's authors say countries across the world face an ongoing challenge from the rapidly ageing global population. The continual exclusion of ageing from national and global agendas is one of the biggest obstacles to meeting the needs of the world's ageing population.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24346962

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