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San Nicolas deserves a master plan

SN 20140512 091217Recently, it became clear that – after its shutdown in 2012 - the Valero refinery in San Nicolas would be demolished, and the premises turned over to the Aruba government.




A Royal Medal for Stella Gomes

STELLAGOMESStella Gomes-Vrolijk is the Trade Register’s associate who is the first in line to receive and process business license applications for the Aruba Chamber’s board’s advice.






Excerpt: How to improve our business climate? The Aruban business community on good economic policies


Governmental policy to stimulate business and economic growth is crucial to any country, including Aruba. Whether such policy is effective, depends on how this is measured. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Aruba is not doing very well economically; at least not as far as its real GDP is concerned. The problem is not a lack of competitiveness in the tourism sector but a decrease in total production and a decrease in labor force holds a challenge when attempting to maintain a reasonable economic growth.


Global flows in a digital age

globalflowsGlobal flows have been a common thread in economic growth for centuries, since the days of the Silk Road, through the mercantilist and colonial periods and the Industrial Revolution. But today, the movement of goods, services, finance, and people has reached unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals; to be unconnected is to fall behind.


Infographic: filing of the annual financial statement & shareholders' register

Kvk logoThis infographic will give you all the information you need to know on how to file and when to file your company's annual financial statement and shareholders' register.