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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NEW BOARD CURACAO BAR ASSOCIATION

Annual meeting held on 11 December 2012

In the Annual Meeting of the Curacao Bar Association on 11 December a new Board has been elected.

The Board of the Curacao Bar Association now consists of:

Caroline Fiévez – President

Everett Wilsoe – Vice-President

Emile Huizing – Secretary

Reagan Celestijn – Treasurer

Paul van de Laarschot (Vice-President), Nerissa Romero (Secretary) and Glenn Camelia (Treasurer) were not available for re-election. The term of Karel Frielink, who has been the President of the Association for four years, ended this month.

Source: Dutch Caribbean Legal Portal

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12
Dec 2012
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Legal

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SYMPOSIUM ON 35 YEARS OF THE CURACAO BAR ASSOCIATION (16 NOVEMBER 2012)

Presentation by Karel Frielink – President (part 2)

Civil Litigation Law should be better

So now I will deal with the subject of this symposium. I begin straight away with a provoking statement: Our Civil Litigation Law should be better. This goes further than it ‘could’ be better. However, we shouldn’t only think about the question of how the law should be improved but also about the question of whether or not judges and advocates (attorneys, lawyers) are operating optimally and whether adjustments to the system can contribute to a better operation and to a better administration of justice. And …
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07
Dec 2012
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SYMPOSIUM ON 35 YEARS OF THE CURACAO BAR ASSOCIATION (16 NOVEMBER 2012)

Presentation by Karel Frielink – President (part 1)

Ladies and gentlemen!

Today the symposium on the “Seven years of the new Code of Civil Procedure” is taking place in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Curacao Bar Association. The 35-year existence of the Bar is an occasion for celebration which is quite rightly paid attention to by focusing on an important subject: litigation law. I will begin by telling you something about the early period of the Bar. After this and anticipating the discussions this afternoon, I will broach two subjects of litigation law which are eligible for improvement. …
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30
Nov 2012
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THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF A DUTCH CARIBBEAN NV OR BV

A somewhat unique figure

The Managing Director (bestuurder) under the articles of incorporation of an NV or BV is a somewhat unique figure in Netherlands Antilles labor law due to the fact that he enjoys considerably less protection from a labor law perspective than a regular employee. In other words an employer can more easily dismiss a managing director than an employee. An employer does not, for example, require prior approval from the Directorate of Labor Affairs to terminate the employment contract of a managing director. It goes without saying, that the agreed period of notice between the parties must …
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15
Jun 2010
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NEW PRESIDENT CURACAO BAR ASSOCIATION

Meeting held on 12 December 2008

At the Curacao Bar Association’s annual meeting, Karel Frielink (Spigthoff) was formally elected to serve as President of the Curacao Bar Association for a two year-term. He is the successor of Eric de Vries (HBN Law).

Eric Bokkes (Bokkes Fontein Advocaten), Daniel Zahavi (ZL Law) and Chester Peterson (Sulvaran & Peterson) have been re-elected as board member of the Curacao Bar Association: Peterson as Vice-President, Bokkes as Treasurer and Zahavi as Secretary.

Frielink started practicing as an attorney in 1989 in Amsterdam, but moved to Curacao in 1997. He is a partner with Spigthoff …
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14
Dec 2008
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Legal

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