Dating op curacao
When their ship returned, some had recovered, likely cured from scurvy after eating fruit with vitamin C.From then on the Portuguese referred to this as Ilha da Curação (Island of Healing).The Dutch West India Company founded the capital of Willemstad on the banks of an inlet called the Schottegat; this natural harbour proved to be an ideal place for trade.
According to some accounts, Portuguese sailors who were ill were left on the island now known as Curaçao.
The Dutch publishers SWP have released a book about Mister Hato and his life.
More to be found at https://web.archive.org/web/20070929134838/ publishing is to be considered the only publication in book form about Hato, in Dutch and Antilian language.
Ergilio Pedro Hato (7 November 1926 – 18 December 2013), also known as Pantera Negra (Black Panther), was a goalkeeper from Curaçao in the former Netherlands Antilles.
He was well known in the Caribbean and his reputation achieved beyond the boundaries of the region.