WILLEMSTAD- June 16, 2020 – At a pleasant gathering, the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Steven Martina, joined by the CEO of the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Mr. Paul Pennicook, handed a plaque of merit to Mr. Eric Wederfoort as a token of appreciation for his career of 65 years in the diving sector here in Curaçao. Mr. Wederfoort is an icon of the industry. His invaluable contribution as a diving instructor to locals and tourists alike, giving countless of the island’s visitors their first taste of Curaçao’s marine life, demands recognition. At the occasion, both the Minister and Mr. Pennicook thanked Mr. Wederfoort for his meritorious work towards the advancement of the diving industry and the tourism sector at large. In turn, Mr. Wederfoort expressed his gratitude for the acknowledgement received, saying that, for many more years to come, as long as his strength permits and with his family’s support, the diving industry can continue counting on him. Thank you, Mr. Wederfoort!