A TIME OF REFLECTION: Sr. Ricardo Elhage 1931 - 2014

This is a day of loss and mourning in our iCars Automotive Group family. Our deepest condolences go out to Ricardo, Jean-Paul and Emil Elhage on the loss, Monday, September 14, 2014, of their beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather Sr. Ricardo Elhage.

We also pay tribute to his lifetime of service to everyone in the former Netherlands Antilles and Curaçao, first in English, then in Papiamentu and in Dutch.

Sr. Elhage was a former Minister of Education, Sports, Culture and recreation of the former Netherlands Antilles, and was known for his untiring commitment to sports on Curaçao. 

In the early seventies as a member of the Democratic Party (DP), Sr. Elhage served in the cabinet of Otto Beaujon (1971 - 1973). For many years more he was a parliamentarian for the DP, and later, the Partido Social Democratico (PSD). 

Sr. Elhage also served on the Island Council (Eilandsraad), as a member of Frente Obrero (FOL) and as Commissioner of Health. In late 1973, he was appointed Chairman of the Antillean Parliament, and was briefly President of the Latino Parlemento in 1976.

In island sports, Sr. Elhage served as Chairman of the Netherlands Antilles Olympic Committee (NAOC), as President of the Netherlands Antilles Baseball Federatie (NABAFE) and as President of the Federashon di Beisbòl di Kòrsou (FEBEKO). 

He has also served on the Executive Committees of:
- IBA: International Baseball Association
- ODECABE: Organisación Deportivo Centro-Americana y del Caribe
- COPABE: Confederación Pan-Americana de Beisbòl
and at the local level as President of Stiching Tio Daou Ballpark and the Sta. Rosa Indians Baseball Club.

Sr. Elhage's commitment to sports and public service has been recognized over the years. In 1974, he was inducted as a Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion. Sr. Elhage has also received The Gold Medal of the European Parliament, L'Ordre Olympique, and was inducted into the Orden de Andrés Bello Primera Clase.

All of us in the iCars Automotive Group family pay our deepest respects to a man who has served his country and fellow countrymen and women with integrity, respect and the 'joy of service'.

May he Rest In Peace after a selfless lifetime of service. 


Biografia miembro di Salon di Fama Ricardo Elhage

Sr. Ricardo Elhage a nase na Kòrsou dia 30 di ougùstùs 1931.
E tin 4 yu muhé i 3 yu hòmber.
Despues di su estudio na AMS aki na Kòrsou ela bai traha na Shell Curacao N.V.

Tambe ela traha na Gobièrnu/Land na Departement van Cultuur en Opvoeding. Despues di algun aña ela fungi komo hefe interino na e Departamentu aki.

Sr. Elhage tabata pa algun aña hefe na Bureau Nederands Antilliaanse Sportaangelegenheden.

E tabata:


Sr. Elhage ta ex-presidente di:

- NAOC: Ned. Antillians Olympisch Committee
- NABAFE: Ned. Ant. Baseball Federatie
- FEBEKO: Federashon di Beisbòl di Kòrsou

Sr. Elhage ta ex-miembro di direktiva di:

- IBA: International Baseball Association
- ODECABE: Organisación Deportivo Centro-Americana y del Caribe
- COPABE: Confederación Pan-Americana de Beisbòl

Sr. Elhage ta ex-presidente di:

- Sta. Rosa Indians Baseball Club
- Stichting Tio Daou Ballpark

Sr. Elhage a haña kondekorashon den:

- Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw
- Gouden Medaille Europees Parlament
- Orden de Andres Bello Primera Clase
- Olympic Order


Oud-minister van Onderwijs, Sport, Cultuur en Recreatie van de voormalige Nederlandse Antillen, Ricardo Elhage, is gisterochtend na een lang ziektebed op 83-jarige leeftijd overleden. Dat meldt vandaag, maandag 15 september 2014.

Elhage werd vooral bekend vanwege zijn inzet voor de Curaçaose sport. Zo was hij voorzitter van het Nederlands Antilliaans Olympisch Comité (NAOC) en voorzitter van FEBEKO, de honkbal federatie op Curaçao.

Begin jaren zeventig werd Elhage namens de Democratische Partij (DP) minister in het kabinet Otto Beaujon (1971-1973). Hij was jarenlang Statenlid voor de DP en later de Partido Social Democratico (PSD). 

Ook zat hij in de Eilandsraad, onder meer voor Frente Obrero (FOL) en was hij gedeputeerde van Volksgezondheid. Eind 1973 werd Elhage benoemd tot voorzitter van het Antilliaanse parlement. In 1976 is hij korte tijd voorzitter van het Parlemento Latino.

Elhage kreeg verschillende onderscheidingen voor zijn betrokkenheid bij politiek en sport. Zo werd hij in 1974 Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw en kreeg hij de gouden Medaille van het Europees Parlement.



Thank You to all our past and present customers who came out to visit us during the 2014 Deals on Wheels Autoshow, and especially those who made a new vehicle purchase. We're grateful for your patronage and will work hard to provide you with the best service and maintenance as you enjoy your new vehicle.

iCars Is A Proud Prize Sponsor Of The 48th Annual International Blue Marlin Release Tournament

The iCars Automotive Group is proud to Join Orco Bank and Weather Routing Inc. as a Sponsor of Curaçao's world-famous Blue Marlin Tournament. The first participant to land a Blue Marlin over 803 lbs. wins a brand new Volkswagen Amarok!

Good luck to all contestants!

iCars Is A Proud Prize Sponsor Of The Curaçao Brunch Series


iCars | Volkswagen Curaçao is a proud sponsor of the Curacao Brunch Series which is set to be the most amazing Fashion & LifeStyle Brunch on the Island of Curaçao with some of the best lifestyle and fashion brands being displayed on the morning of April 6, 2014 of this amazing Brunch at The Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort Curaçao from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

With a decadent and savory menu... this is sure to be a great event. This will be a morning of surprises.

Tickets are exclusively available on PRE-sale and you MUST reserve yours on time due to seating is limited. For reservations please click go to the main screen of the Curacao Brunch Series facebook page and click the tab called "Join Us" on the main page or email to info.curacaobrunch@gmail.com.


Curaçao Sports Fans Meet Our Home-Run King Coco Balentien In-Person at Restaurant Nautilus at the Renaissance Hotel.

The iCars Automotive Group, your Volkswagen Distributor/Dealer on Curacao was proud to invite everyone to personally meet our home run king Wladimir “Coco” Balentien recently at the outside terrace of Restaurant Nautilus at the Renaissance Hotel.

Coco Balentien was present to hand out autographed baseballs, and sign clothing, caps and other sport paraphernalia, but he also received the keys
from iCars Marketing Manager Stephen Walroud to a brand new Volkswagen Tiguan  which he will drive when on his native island.

At this event, Coco Balentien personally kicked-off the campaign “Volkswagen, A Home-Run Car!”. It's a campaign that iCars, together with Coco Balentien as our Brand Ambassador, will promote Volkswagen as a high quality and reliable car.

Every Volkswagen sold during this campaign will result in a contribution to a foundation to promote sports in Curacao.

Coco Balentien and Volkswagen Curaçao: mutual recognition of quality on the sport field and quality on the road! 

Our thanks to everyone who attended.

VW Amarok "Capataz" from Rivera Música y Sonido on Vimeo.



Our iCars Sales Team wishes to thank all our customers for their patronage and we invote you to come and see our new showrooms in Juan Domingo on Jan Noorduynweg z/n next to the Isa Service Station.

We also invite you to visit our facebook Page: facebook.com/iCars.tv , or call us at 888 3377 if you would like more information on a specific model and would like to arrange a test drive.

iCars & Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Curaçao

 Proud Sponsor of the Third Annual RMHC Curaçao Golf Tournament


Ronald McDonald House Charities Curacao Foundation’s Golf Committee, is proud to announce its third annual RMHC Curacao Golf Tournament, which will be held at the Old Quarry Golf Course, on Saturday September 7th, 2013.


The funds raised during this tournament will be put to use for operations and maintenance purposes of the Ronald McDonald Family Room located in the Pediatrics wing of the Sint Elisabeth Hospital. The proceeds will also help their special fund which they are reserving for the construction of the future Family Room at the Hospital Nobo. The Family Room program is one of the 3 core programs of all RMHC chapters and is in addition to being a recreational area for hospitalized children also a space for their families to stay overnight, serving as a home away from home.


The competition is open to all level golfers and the golfer who manages to score a hole in one has the opportunity of winning a brand new Volkswagen Amarok Highline 2013, courtesy of iCars, local dealer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.


From Extra

WILLEMSTAD.- Dia 7 di sèptèmber próksimo RMHC Curaçao Foundation ta organisá su di 3 torneo anual
di gòlf na Sta. Barbara Beach & Golf Resort.

Bintisinku ekipo di diferente empresa lokal i internashonal lo partisipá na e prestigioso evento aki. Kada ekipo lo tin 2 tanda di “4 player scramble” kuminsando 8’or di mainta i 1’or di mèrdia. 

Ekiponan lo por gana vários premio interesante. E premio mayó, un 2013 Volkswagen Amarok Highline di Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Curaçao / The iCars Automotive group, ta pa e hungadó ku a logra di hinka un “hole in one”.

Tur fondo rekoudá durante e evento aki ta bai na benefisio di RMHC Curaçao Foundation pa mantené operashon di su Sala Familiar situá den sekshon di mucha den St. Elisabeth Hospital pa dirigí weganan. 

Tantu kampionato hubenil komo superior ta pendiente pa start, pero kada bes ta surgi e situashon ku ta e mesun
rèfrinan ta flùit tantu ariba komo abou. Pa e motibuaki ta start un kurso nobo na kabamentu dje luna’ki.

Tur organisashon di vòlibòl mester manda por lo ménos un persona pa tuma parti na e kurso, di manera ku den kampionato nobo tur organisashon tin un rèfri den nan seno.

Ta e intenshon pa den e siguiente kampionato despues di esun ku ta serka di kuminsá, kada tim mester tin un rèfri.

Personanan ku no ta afiliá na ningun ekipo di vòlibòl tambe por inskribí.

Inskripshon mester t’aden pa mas tardá djabièrnè 23 di ougùstùs awor na sekretario di vòli: edselsim@yahoo.com of na kennava@mail.com.

Golftoernooien Voor Het Goede Doel

From the Antilliaans Dagblad

De Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Curaçao Foundation organiseert drie golftoernooien bij het Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. Er kan volop worden gegolft voor het goede doel. Degene die een hole-in-one slaat mag een 2013 Volkswagen Amarok Highline mee naar huis nemen. Alle opbrengsten van de golftoernooien op 7 september komen ten goede aan een familiezaal in het Sehos.

iCars & Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Curaçao

 Proud Sponsor of the annual Rotary Club of Curaçao

Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club Golf Tournament took place on Saturday August 17th, 2013 at the Curacao Golf & Squash Club at Emmastad. The grand prize for a hole in one was a Volkswagen Amarok Highline 2013, courtesy of iCars, local dealer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles


The primary purpose of this golf tournament was collect funds for the Rotary Scholarships which provides financial assistance to students, of less privileged families, attending HAVO/VWO. 


The Rotary Club began with this project in 2011 with 8 students, in 2012 and they accepted another student in the scholarship program and this year, if they are able to get the necessary funding, they will allow another student in the program. The scholarship provided, covers books, uniforms, tutoring, mentoring and extra-curricular activities for 8 recipients.