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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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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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.

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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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05
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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