Congratulations Country Curacao
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao is now an autonomous country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as of October 10, 2010. Curaçao has been one of five island territories of the Netherlands Antilles, which has had its seat in Willemstad, Curaçao, and no longer exists as of October 10, 2010.
The installation of the first Prime Minister of Curaçao, Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte, the youngest prime minister in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, at age 36, is an epic event for Curacao.
Curaçao will now exclusively reap the benefit of taxes brought in from its rapidly developing tourist industry. The change in Curaçao’s status to that of being an independent nation within the Dutch Kingdom translates to more tax dollars available for tourism development.
Now, greater resources will be available on-island to develop new port facilities and hotels, positioning Curaçao for significant growth in its tourism product.