Friday was Nomination Day in Curaçao (see related story) and it’s interesting to see how many candidates are on lists of different parties than the ones with which they ran only five months ago. This should remove any remaining doubts regarding a lack of maturity and consequently stability in Dutch Caribbean politics.
While the judge did not deem all this unreasonable, it can hardly be called elegant. These are the kinds of problems that occur with so many changes in allegiance that two elections must be held in little more than six months.
Another example is today’s report out of Bonaire. It turns out the two Island Council members who recently withdrew their support for Government have now re-joined the same MPB-led coalition.
Talk about confusion. When will those called on to represent the people and lead these islands by example begin to realise that governing is serious business?