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Vulnerable groups in our society

CBS-bulliesEach society has the obligation to take care of vulnerable groups living in its community. One may think firstly of children, because of their dependence upon adults to survive, their vulnerability to physical and psychological trauma, and the developmental needs that must be met to ensure normal growth and development.


Moderately positive economic outlook for 2014

2014-aheadLooking back at what 2013 brought about for the Aruban economy, one may observe that the first complete year - without an oil refinery operating on the island - went reasonably well.


Public financial woes and its impact on the economy

Public financingHow much impact may weak public finance have on an economy as a whole? This is one of the questions many managers in the private sector of Aruba may pose themselves these days. Their fear is that, while Aruba's economy is doing relatively well in general terms, government's financial struggles may have far reaching consequences. In what ways would the financial problems visible at present affect the economy?

Let us start with an assessment of Aruba's financial household at this time. During the last five years, tough times came along for government, caused both by the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009, and the shutdown of the Valero refinery, in 2009, and again in 2012.


What can we expect from the newly elected government?

Sunrise-ArubaAfter having casted our vote last September 27, the official part of forming the new government is taking place as we are writing this article. The results were clear, the Aruban people want the previous government of the AVP-party to continue for one more term, officially taking seat on November 1, 2013.



Working towards service improvement at Customs

DouaneIn April 2013, the Aruba Chamber organized a networking session for Aruban entrepreneurs, after receiving several complaints about the services of the Aruba Customs from entrepreneurs at the offices of both the Aruba Trade & Industry Association (ATIA), and the Chamber? ATIA, the largest employers’ organization in Aruba has been dealing with this issue for a long time. It immediately joined the Chamber in this effort.


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