EEN KORTE TERUGBLIK

Ook 2017 was een bijzonder jaar

Een heel jaar in enkele woorden beschrijven is ondoenlijk. Er is ook dit jaar weer veel gebeurd. En ook dit jaar is de wereld er niet beter op geworden als we bijvoorbeeld kijken naar oorlog, geweld, honger, armoede, ziekte, criminaliteit, gebrek aan integriteit, de graaicultuur, hebberigheid, milieuvervuiling, vriendjespolitiek en ga zo maar door, zowel ver weg als dicht bij huis.

De meeste negatieve verschijnselen op aarde worden veroorzaakt door egoïsme (waarvan hebzucht –greed– een van de verschijningsvormen is). Dat is al vele eeuwen zo. Net zoals ‘fake news’ zes eeuwen voor aanvang van onze …
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Dec 2017
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25th ANNIVERSARY INTEREXPO CARIBBEAN

Back to the future: prep talk instead of pep talk! Sustainability requires a long-term vision for doing business in the Dutch Caribbean

Address by Karel Frielink – Attorney / Managing Partner of BZSE Attorneys at Law, Curaçao

The Hague, 29 November 2017 / 14.30 – 15.00h

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is an honor to address you all on the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of InterExpo organizing business conferences and trade missions. Peter Oerlemans, the unstoppable force behind this organization, did an excellent job, and his dedication will leave a lasting legacy.

I would like to take a moment …
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03
Dec 2017
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UNITED NATIONS DAY 2017

Speech by Mr. Karel Frielink – Dean of the Consular Corps of Curaçao

United Nations Day – 24 October 2017

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Your Excellency, the Acting Governor of Curaçao, Mrs. Nolda Römer-Kenepa

The Prime Minister of Curaçao, Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath

The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Curaçao, Mrs. Marilyn Alcalá-Wallé

The Minister of Social Development, Mr. Hensley Koeiman

The Deputy President of our Parliament, Mrs. Giselle Mc William

The Secretary General to UNESCO, Mrs. Marva Browne

Commander of the Armed Forces on Curacao, Brigadier General De Vin, and the Commanders of the MNCCC

Fellow members of the Consular …
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24
Oct 2017
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BURGERS & BROEDERS

Nieuw boek Dr. Peter Verton

Van de hand van Dr. Peter Verton is een nieuw boek verschenen over goed bestuur en natievorming in Curaçao.

Curaçao kijkt terug op een eeuw waarin olie, offshore, toerisme en drugs veel geld in het laatje brachten. Maar al dreef ook Curaçao mee op de golven van modernisering die de hele westerse wereld overspoelden, er bestaat nog steeds aanzienlijke armoede en sociale ongelijkheid.

In Burgers & Broeders onderzoekt de auteur de onderliggende oorzaken hiervan en bekijkt hij de ontwikkeling van Curaçao gedurende de gehele 20e eeuw. Dit verhaal wordt afgewisseld met levendige fragmenten uit zijn …
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04
Sep 2017
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CONSULAR CORPS OF CURAÇAO GETS NEW BOARD

The CCC represents 33 countries

A new Board of the Consular Corps of Curaçao was appointed at the recent annual general meeting. Karel Frielink, honorary consul of Germany, was appointed the new Dean. The other board members appointed were Margaret Hawthorne (U.S. Consul General) as Vice-Dean, Ivan Moreno Jr. (honorary consul of Belgium) as Treasurer, Paul van de Laarschot (honorary consul of Hungary) as Secretary and Paul Pradin (honorary consul of France) as Member.

The Consular Corps of Curaçao represents 33 countries. Its members serve as consul general, vice-consul, or honorary consul. They assist citizens from the countries they represent …
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18
Jan 2017
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HAPPY NEW YEAR

Felis aña nobo 2017 / Gelukkig Nieuwjaar / Fröhliches neues Jahr / ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

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Jan 2017
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HOLIDAY WISHES

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Dec 2016
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THE VOTER AND THE ELECTED

The will of the people?

Politicians are usually depicted as unreliable. And that is not without reason. But at least as big a problem are the voters in a democracy. Voters come literally in all shapes and sizes. This diversity is in itself well and good. Diversity can keep us morally tight and ensures that along with their own qualities people can bring something about in society that would otherwise not be possible. If that diversity would not have developed over centuries, we would still live as nomadic hunters. In his book ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human …
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09
Nov 2016
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CHURANDY MARTINA

Churandy Martina is a world famous sprinter from Curaçao. His personal best time over 100 metres is 9.91 seconds, a Dutch record, achieved in a 2012 London Olympic Games semi-final. In addition, he holds the 200 metres national record with a time of 19.81 seconds, achieved at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland (click here). I was lucky to have met him last Saturday.

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Oct 2016
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ELEKSHON DI STATEN KÒRSOU

Statenverkiezingen Curaçao

Demokrasia ta algu di balor. Hasi bon uso di bo voto. Democratie is iets kostbaars. Gebruik je stem goed.

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Skohe pa hendenan sinsero. Pa hendenan ku ta bon pa Kòrsou. Kies voor eerlijke mensen. Voor mensen die goed zijn voor Curaçao.

(5 di òktober 2016 / 5 oktober 2016) .

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Oct 2016
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