Published On: Mon, Dec 9th, 2013

Fort Amsterdam flags at half mast

Nelson-MandelaWILLEMSTAD - Premier Asjes ordered the flags of the government building to be lowered at half-mast till 15 December. This is in connection with the death of Nelson Mandela. He was in Brussels for a meeting when he heard the news.

The government of Curacao offers its condolences: "We wish the family of Nelson Mandela lots of strength in this difficult time." Premier Asjes adds that Mandela was a great example in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. "He was the master of reconciliation and building a nation."

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