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  • Traffic numbers as of Friday, July 10, 2020

    (10-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The airport of Aruba is recording its first significant traffic numbers since the corona crisis halted commercial operations after March 28, 2020.

  • Aruba ready for reopening borders with the USA

    (10-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Minister of Tourism, Public Health, and Sports Dangui Oduber announced that all the preparations are ready for the reopening of the border with the USA on Friday 10, 2020.

  • The Finance Department announces changes in Aruba-loan documents submission process

    (10-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Students, who need to submit documents related to their Aruba loan application for the 2020-2021 school year, should be aware of the changes in the procedure.

  • The Driver’s license department is starting with practice exams

    (10-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Aruba Police Force has announced that they will start the practical exams on July 10, 2020.

  • Maximum Prices July 11, 2020

    (10-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Department of Economic Affairs announces the maximum prices for the coming period.

  • Foreign students can not reside in the USA nor will qualify for Visa if classes become 100% online

    (09-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Plenipotentiary Minister of Aruba based in Washington DC urges all students who have the intention to move to the USA for school or are already residing in the USA, to be aware of the modifications of the temporary exception of the Student Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP) announced on July 7, 2020, by the US Government.

  • Companies have to submit personnel register COVID 2020

    (09-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The corona crisis has drastic consequences for our economy and labor market.

  • Aruba’s law is for the protection of the community and animals

    (08-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - In connection with the recent case where an individual tried to illegally import a dog from Colombia, the Department of Public Health informs regarding the import ban of animals from South America. 

  • Voluntary repatriation to Peru, Ecuador and Guyana successful

    (08-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - During the first weekend of July 2020, the Voluntary repatriation project assisted many foreigners who wanted to return to their native country, like Peru, Ecuador, and Guyana.

  • Explore the Library’s catalog from the comfort of your home

    (08-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The National Library of Aruba has been working hard to keep providing many of its services to the public.

  • New prices for petroleum products July 8, 2020

    (07-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Culture announces the adjusted prices for petroleum products starting July 8, 2020:  

  • Monuments Fund Aruba signs agreement with Rancho Foundation

    (07-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - On Friday 3rd of July, Monuments Fund Aruba (SMFA) celebrated the termination of the Lime Kiln restoration project in Rancho and a user agreement was signed with the Rancho Foundation.

  • Aruba reopens borders with the USA but with additional requirements for high-risk states

    (07-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Government together with the crisis team and other relevant entities are closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation in the United States, especially now with the soon to reopen borders on July 10, 2020.

  • Museums are offering virtual programs during the school holidays

    (06-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Aruba Museum Foundation (FMA) and the National Archeological Museum Aruba (NAMA) will be present daily recreational and educational virtual programs from July 13 to July 31, 2020. 

  • Reminder supermarkets, stores, and all other establishments to adhere to the hygiene protocols

    (06-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – Now that the borders are gradually reopening for tourism, it is important to apply the precaution protocols we learned to prevent and stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • National Ombudsman starts research into bottlenecks for (former) students from the Caribbean Netherlands, Aruba, Curacao, and St. Maarten

    (06-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The National Ombudsman starts an investigation in response to signals from and about students from the Caribbean part of the Kingdom who encounter various problems during or after their studies in the Netherlands.

  • Environmental unfriendly products banned by law as per July 1, 2020

    (03-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Plastic pollution has been a global issue for many years. Countries all around the globe have been putting effort into minimizing the use of “single-use” plastic products that are the culprit of plastic pollution.

  • One new Covid-19 case in Aruba

    (03-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - On Thursday, July 2, 2020, the Department of Public Health announced that one person tested positive for Covid-19.

  • Cat law

    (03-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Besides addressing the current stray dog problematic, the commission for the National Plan did not ignore the stray cat problematic that is affecting our fauna. 

  • New email address for appointments and complaints at the Labor Department

    (03-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Labor and Investigation Department is announcing a new email address exclusively for making appointments and complaints, starting June 30, 2020. 

  • Vacation hours of operation National Library

    (03-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The National Library of Aruba (BNA) remind the general public that they will be open during the school holidays.

  • Governor awards Royal Honors

    (03-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Seventeen Arubans were awarded a Royal Decoration by Governor Alfonso Boekhoudt on Friday morning, July 3.

  • Control center for dogs

    (02-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Control Center for dogs was inaugurated on Wednesday Juli 1, 2020.

  • Many companies and investors interested in operating or investing in the refinery

    (02-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Prime Minister of Aruba Evelyn Wever-Croes announced during the Government’s weekly press briefing on June 29, 2020, that there are many companies interested in the operations of the refinery or the alternative development in the refinery. 

  • Exposition: the history of Censo 1960-2010

    (02-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Central Statistics Bureau (CBS) is announcing as well as inviting the community to visit the expo “the History of Censo1960-2020”.

  • Opportunity to submit nominations for Royal honors 2021

    (01-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - As was the case in previous years, it is again possible, on the occasion of the celebration of King's Day 2021, to nominate persons to be eligible for a Royal award, in popular terms, to be awarded with a “ribbon”.

  • Maximum prices for the crisis package as of July 1, 2020

    (01-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - In accordance with the Price Regulation for special and temporary maximum prices COVID-19), the Department of Economic Affairs will publish the maximum prices for the coming period.

  • New adjutant to Governor Boekhoudt

    (01-07-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - On Wednesday morning July 1, the Governor of Aruba, H.E. Alfonso Boekhoudt, and the commander of the Marine Barracks Savaneta, LTKOLMARNS Art van Beekhuizen, promoted Mike Ligtvoet to the captain of the marines of Aruba.

  • Survey to help recover from the COVID19 crisis

    (30-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Based on the current economic model, our planet cannot regenerate and provide more raw material to cover the human’s demands. The current business model of extracting, producing, and disposing of is considered a linear economy. 

  • Aruba confirms two new cases of COVID-19

    (30-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Prime Minister of Aruba, Evelyn Wever-Croes announced on Monday, June 29, 2020, that two individuals tested positive for COVID-19, making the total positive cases 103.

  • Maximum Prices June 27, 2020

    (26-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - Department of Economic Affairs announces the maximum prices for the coming period.

  • Environmental unfriendly products will be banned starting July 1, 2020

    (25-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - In 2018, the Ministry of Spatial Development, Infrastructure, and Environment presented a law concept that prohibits the use of some products that are harmful to the environment in Aruba (AB2019 no.67).

  • COVID-19 changed the way we celebrate Saint John’s day.

    (24-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The Minister of Culture announced the changes in the celebration of the Saint John’s on June 24 due to COVID 19.

  • 1663 applications received for the Salary subsidy for June 2020

    (24-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – From 3200 employers who qualified for the salary subsidy for June 2020, only 1663 applied for the subsidy.

  • National Plan to address dog problems in Aruba

    (24-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The national plan to address the dog issues in Aruba is being executed.

  • Sahara dust and its effect on your health

    (23-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Meteorology Department of Aruba recently released a press statement about the natural occurrence known as “Sahara Dust” and how this phenomenon can affect the atmosphere.

  • Jellyfish in our sea

    (23-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Department of Nature and Environment (DNM) has been notified by many concerned citizens about unpleasant encounters with jellyfish.

  • Price comparison June 19, 2020

    (23-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Department of Economic Affairs regularly carries out price comparison in various supermarkets on Aruba and publishes this information in the local newspapers.

  • Governor visits the elderly care home H.O.P.E.

    (22-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - The Governor of Aruba, Z.E. Alfonso Boekhoudt, paid a working visit to residential care location H.O.P.E. on Friday morning, June 19, (Helping Our Precious Elderly) in Tanki Leendert. 

  • Consumer Price Index for the month of May 2020

    (22-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published its  Consumer Price Index for the month of May 2020.

  • Introduction of AZV 5 Wave Model – Local transport of persons with physical limitations or sickness

    (19-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – In connection with the COVID-19 crisis and by demand of the Government of Aruba and the Netherlands, AZV analyzed multiple scenarios and instruments available to meet the 5 million monthly cost reduction.

  • Informative webinar organized by IDEA in collaboration with DNM

    (18-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The Department of Economic Affairs, Commerce, and Industry through its Initiative for Aruba Business Development (IDEA) organized a Webinar with collaboration with its partner DNM, about the single-use plastic ban that will be in effect as per July 1, 2020.

  • Land Assessment Tax 2020 collections are out

    (16-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The Tax Department has recently mailed the Land Assessment Tax 2020 bills and soon they will arrive in the mail box. The bills are dated June 1st 2020.

    The law indicates that the Land Tax can be paid in full at once or in terms.  Please read the invoice accordingly for the payment terms.

    Payment terms

    Payment terms as stipulated by law:

    Land Assessment Tax 2020 dated June 1, 2020:
    Payment terms Deadline Amount due according to the law
    First 2 payment terms July 1, 2020 50% of the billed amount which covers the 1st and 2nd quarter (January – March and April – June)
    Third payment term September 30, 2020

    25% of the billed amount that covers the third quarter (July – September)

    Fourth term January 4, 2021 25% of the billed amount that covers the last quarter (October – December)
    January 4, 2021, is the deadline when the land tax assessment must be fully paid.

    Online payment preferred

    Payments can be completed in person at the main office of the Tax Department as well as at the MFA’s or by bank transfer.

    Despite the payment options at the cashier, the Tax Department recommends their preferred choice of payment, online using Aruba Bank or Banco di Caribe. These banks’ system are automatically connected with the payment system of the Tax Department and all transactions are registered on the same transaction day. When paying online please select Bill Pay and NOT transfer. It is important to include “grondbelasting 2020, invoice number and personal tax number (persoonsnummer). This way the payments can be correctly processed.

    Payment arrangement  

    Clients that cannot afford to pay the bill as indicated in the fixed term payment schedule, can request a payment arrangement. This request should be made as soon as possible to avoid the Tax Department from proceeding with the billing process, which will gradually become more severe and may include additional charges. Taxpayers can also make use of the flexible payment arrangements that are offered by the Fiscal Relief Plan 2020. Taxpayers can pay their taxes in longer terms and thus get some financial space.

    More information

    For more information about the Land Assessment Tax bill 2020 please call 5227423 or 5227424. 

  • SVb announces changes in the application process for Salary Subsidy for June 2020.

    (16-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – The SVb is announcing June 19, 2020, as the last date to apply for the Salary Subsidy 2020.

  • The Department of Public Health will no longer accept cash payments.

    (15-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD - To reduce the possibilities of COVID-19 infections, the Department of Public Health (DVG) is announcing that they will no longer accept cash payments for any service.

  • The Tax Department has a new telephone number 522 7424

    (15-06-2020)

    ORANJESTAD – Starting on Monday, June 8, 2020, the Tax Department has an extra contact phone number to make itself more accessible to the public.

  • Request for Expression of Interest with regard to the Aruba Refinery operation and new industrial developments

    (08-06-2020)

    SAN NICOLAS - Refineria di Aruba N.V./LLC, an entity wholly owned by the Government of Aruba hereafter referred to as “RdA”, is conducting a strategic orientation with regard to the Aruba Refinery through a transparent Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) process.

  • Request for Expression of Interest with regard to the Aruba Refinery repurposing

    (08-06-2020)

    SAN NICOLAS - Refineria di Aruba N.V./LLC, an entity wholly owned by the Government of Aruba hereafter referred to as “RdA”, is conducting a strategic orientation with regard to the Aruba Refinery through a transparent Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) process.

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