Today, during a presentation for ministers Charles Cooper (Traffic, Transport, and Urban Planning) and Ornelio Martina (Management, Planning and Services) and their staff, Autbobusbedrijf Curaçao launched the iOS version of their bus app.
On July 29 & 30, 2021 ITS Caribbean & Latin America will host their ITS Congress in Curaçao. The first of what will be an annual event takes place online in a virtual congress hall and features many amazing speakers.
With the internet at our finger tips it's easy to stay up to date on everything that's happening in the world of Smart Cities. From the latest AI efforts in Singapore to the nitty-gritty of yet another company-run smart neighborhood in the US, it's all there. Staying up to date on what's happening in Curaçao is rather more of a challenge though. We hope to change this with this website, but below you'll find some of the resources we look at to stay informed ourselves.
The Ministry of Economic Development (MEO) has just finished their Curaçao Export Week 2021. Over the course of 5 days they hosted over 30 webinars and online events which were eagerly attended by many local and international professionals and students.
Curaçao has been in a bind lately, financially speaking. Over the last few years the island has had to suffer multiple harsh blows to its economy; the refinery has been either non-functional or closed entirely while the government was looking for a company to manage it, Venezuela closed its borders with Aruba and Curaçao, the building of a new hospital didn't go according to plan (or budget), and then a pandemic hit the world freezing almost all tourism-related travel. All this piled on top of an economy that was already in a slump. Enter the NES, the National Export Strategy 2020-2025.
Today Autobusbedrijf Curaçao N.V. launched their brand new mobile app, available now for Android phones on the Google Play Store. The app, together with the other new initiatives they launched today, is the latest of a series of steps ABC is taking towards a Smarter future. The ABC Curaçao app was built in Curaçao in collaboration with local foundation Smart Mobility Caribbean (SMCF).