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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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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(24 October 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.

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Oct 2016
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CURAÇAO NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016

In 2016, the Curaçao North Sea Jazz festival opens magnificently with free concerts at the World Trade Center site (click here).

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AN OPEN LETTER TO DONALD JOHN TRUMP

Dear Mr. Trump,

What do Gonzalo Curiel, Andrew McCutchen, Hillary Clinton, Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Vicente Fox Quesada, Fidel Castro, Barack Obama and you and me have in common? That probably all of us are descended, just like all the other people on earth, from people who lived in Africa in the distant past. Viewed in this light we are all each other’s brothers and sisters. It’s one big family, one big human community but not so tightly and strongly connected as many of us would want.

In the course of history differences arose. These were all kinds of differences …
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Jun 2016
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UN PROSPERO AÑA NOBO 2016

Een voorspoedig Nieuwjaar

Un Próspero aña nobo

A Prosperous new year

Un próspero Año Nuevo

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Jan 2016
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PETITIE VOOR BEHOUD KWALITEIT ONDERWIJS

De minister wil dat leerlingen in Curaçao voortaan makkelijker kunnen slagen voor een havo- of vwo-examen dan leerlingen in Nederland…

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Reactie Rooms Katholiek Centraal Schoolbestuur:

Curaçao voert nieuwe exameneisen niet in

De nieuwe exameneisen voor havo en vwo die in Nederland gelden, zullen niet worden ingevoerd in Curacao. De minister van onderwijs heeft haar besluit medegedeeld aan Nederland en heeft nog geen reactie ontvangen over de voortzetting van de gelijkstelling van diploma’s. Dat verklaarde de Minister van Onderwijs, Irene Dick, afgelopen vrijdag in een spoedoverleg met de schoolbesturen.

Het RK Schoolbestuur heeft ter plekke …
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Jun 2015
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DOING BUSINESS IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

Invest Dutch Kingdom

Invest Dutch Kingdom ” is a collaborative effort between the four countries of the Dutch Kingdom with the aim of providing useful information about investment opportunities within the Kingdom. The website offers key insights into the economies of these dynamic countries, making it easier for companies to identify avenues for establishing a new business, branching out to the Dutch Kingdom or actively trading within or via the countries. For more information click on:

Aruba

Bonaire

Curaçao

St. Maarten

And if you need any legal advice regarding the …
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Jun 2015
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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF SHARING KNOWLEDGE

June 1st, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Karel’s Legal Blog

Op 1 juni 2015 bestaat Karel’s Legal Blog 10 jaar

Dia 1 di yüni 2015 Karel’s Legal Blog ta kumpli 10 aña

 

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Celebrating 10 years of sharing knowledge

This is an important milestone for me. Back in May 2005 I only had a rough idea about blogging and what it would take to create a successful legal blog a.k.a. blawg.

Now, ten years and some …
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01
Jun 2015
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VISHON

Kolumna di Karel Frielink

Un reklamo ku bo ta tende hopi: gobièrnu no tin vishon. Bon mirá, kiko ta vishon?

Si ta trata di un pais, den nos kaso Pais Kòrsou, un vishon ta, pues, un imágen futuro ku ta duna inspirashon. Un soño alkansabel. Ideanan ku ta indiká kon Pais Kòrsou por i mester desaroyá den e siguiente 10 pa 20 aña. Ideanan ku nos ta kompartí kolektivamente. Den un palabra, un vishon di futuro. I nos ta sinti falta di esaki.

Na 10-10-10 pais Kòrsou a nase. Un pais ku un gran futuro su dilanti. Pero tambe un …
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May 2015
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