Economy of Curaçao
Tourism plus the oil refineries. Don't forget both Curaçao and Aruba are only fifteen to twenty miles away from Venezuela. So the tankers come in and dump the oil and it goes to a refinery and goes back out. That river I was talking about in Curaçao, the ships with the oil could go up there into the refineries. So, they're not far away from Venezuela so most of the ships go into Venezuela, pick up the crude and then come over and get it refined in Curaçao and Aruba.
In this video, a retired Army sergeant first class talks about the island's economy.