• Yasmine (c) Reporters

    Singer Yasmine found dead

    26 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Yasmine, whose given name was Hilde Rens, debuted 18 years ago with the album Mooi zo (Beautiful That Way) and went on to make many more albums, including a compilation of poetry set to music, released last February. She was one of the hosts of the television entertainment magazine De rode loper for seven years and was a long-time DJ for Radio Donna.Full story
  • Flemings in New York

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Nobody really knows how many Flemish live in New York - the Belgian Embassy speaks of 713 registered, but this number must be much higher, says the director of Manhattan's Flanders House.  Full story

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Aalst and Dendermonde This ride combines two lovely Flemish towns in a return trip that makes an excellent ride for a family. Just bring along a picnic and set up camp along the river or plan a long break in Dendermonde before retracing the route back to Aalst.Full story
  • Turtlewings offers design and art workshops to kids up to age 12

    Less than lazy summer

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    The last bell has rung, the backpack's been shoved to the back of the hall closet. Ah, sweet summertime. The kids have two months of blissful relaxation - sleeping in, afternoons at the pool, lounging in front of the TV. Full story
  • Jan Fabre's "From the Feet to the Brain"


    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Other contemporary art biennials may come and go, but the oldest, most venerable of them all has a staying power and resilience that have allowed it to survive two World Wars and countless cultural crises, including the current one. Full story
  • Summer, bloody summer

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Summer: holidays, relaxation, cocktails, swimming pools. And a good book. This is where Boek.be comes in. Every year the confederation of Flemish booksellers and publishers organises an event that guarantees a long, hot and (above all) suspenseful summer (even if it's raining): Zomer van het Spannende Boek (Summer of the Suspense Book). Full story
  • The real life of photos

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    When you are great at what you do, you often serve two functions: deliverer of work to the world, and teacher of all those who come after. Open up any Flemish newspaper today, and you will find the influence of Walter De Mulder.Full story
  • Bellens suspected of insider trading

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    The financial regulator CBFA was this week reported to be investigating allegations of insider trading against Didier Bellens, the CEO of Belgacom. Bellens is alleged to have bought 50,000 shares in Telindus in 2005 for around €10.50 a share. The Belgacom board, however, had just agreed to make a bid for the network integrator, which valued the company at €16.60 a share. Full story
  • Thousands of credit cards blocked

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Atos Worldline, the company formerly known as Banksys which handles electronic payment transfers, last week took preventive action to block 45,000 credit cards after it discovered a potentially massive fraud operation. Full story
  • Crisis has cost each of us €12,000, study says

    24 Jun 2009 by Alan Hope
    Belgian households currently have the lowest assets in 20 years, according to a study by ING Bank. Because of the economic crisis, the gross national product has gone down by €120 billion, which represents a loss of €12,000 for every man, woman and child in the country between the summer of 2007 and March of this year. Full story