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  • Response to the Curfew in Curaçao
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Response to the Curfew in Curaçao

23 March 2021

Gerd Glaudemans , Managing Partner |

Continuous BDO support online

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Curaçao has imposed a new lockdown, beginning tomorrow, 24 March 2021, for a period of two weeks.

BDO is taking the necessary steps in order to comply with the curfew while still providing our professional services to you.

Our Business Continuity Plan is in place again!
We are following best practices as outlined in our Business Continuity Plan and guidance provided by our international BDO network.

As you already know, BDO has a robust Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to ensure that in the event of a disaster or incident, that any impact is minimized and managed in a way that we can continue to serve you effectively and efficiently.

  • Our various BCP teams were activated and have in the meantime met to discuss various aspects of our business including client journey.
  • BDO DC makes use of a managed services IT environment, which allows us to have a fully functioning BCP for the IT Environment. This facilitates our ability to work remotely and all of our staff have been doing so for the past year (based on an office schedule). Information security has also been increased and remains extremely important to us.
  • We have agreed work plans and deliverables with each staff member to ensure that we can continue to meet our commitments to you. Where we are unable to do so, we will inform you as soon as we become aware of this.
  • Your contact person will be reaching out to you to organize the remote arrangements, if they haven’t done so already.

We encourage everyone to play his or her respective role, as part of the greater response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who you can contact with questions or concerns
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your usual BDO contact or you can email:

Gerd Glaudemans, Managing Partner, tel. 562 4606, e-mail:  [email protected]
Michel Falke, Partner, tel. 515 2148, e-mail: [email protected]
Marcia Illidge, Partner, tel. 529 3942, e-mail: [email protected]
Xaigany Henriques, Director, tel. 522 2167, e-mail : [email protected]
Cristina de Freitas Brás, Director Tax Services, tel. 690 0707, e-mail : [email protected]
Liselle Pas, Sr. Manager, tel. 517 0326, e-mail : [email protected]
Shanda Lancelot, Manager, tel. 529 2999, e-mail: [email protected]

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times together, I want to reaffirm BDO’s core purpose: helping people thrive, every day. I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe, and we are here if you need us.

Best regards,
Gerd Glaudemans