Devastating report on Marvelyne Wiels now public
WILLEMSTAD – In her final report, the Ombudsman of Curaçao concludes that the Minister Plenipotentiary, Marvelyne Wiels “through a series of behavior is guilty of non-ethical behavior.”
The final report was published yesterday on the website of the Ombudsman. Wiels’ political boss, Prime Minister Asjes and President of Parliament, Mike Franco received an unedited copy of the report, while an anonymous version was published for the public.
Ombudsman Alba Martijn makes a few recommendations in her report. The most important recommendation is for the Minister Plenipotentiary to take an assessment test in order to determine to what extent she is able to manage in an adequate manner the Curaçao House in The Hague. Also to develop her communication skills and to curb her aggression towards her subordinates and third parties.
The report also indicates that the indifferent attitude of the Minister Plenipotentiary towards the concerns of the Dutch MPs is also improper. Various MPs voiced their concern that there is no relationship between the Curaçao House and the Dutch Parliament anymore. Often when the Dutch MPs have concerns about issues in Curaçao, they would consult with the Minister Plenipotentiary, but since Wiels has been appointed to that post, this has not been the case.
The attitude of the Minister Plenipotentiary towards the second in command at the Curaçao House is also improper. According to the report, Wiels has made it almost impossible for Robert Candelaria, who has been the Director of the Curaçao representation in The Hague for 18 years now, to function properly. Sometimes even by humiliating him in public.
The Ombudsman was not able to express an opinion on the screening and background check of the Minister Plenipotentiary, because the government did not provide the evidence that Wiels was screened by the Curaçao Intelligence Service (VDC). The Ombudsman could not understand why Wiels was unable to distinguish in a screening by the VDC and the AIVD (General Intelligence and Security Service of the Netherlands). The Ombudsman as a result, in her view, has insufficient certainty about the facts concerning the conduct of the Minister Plenipotentiary.
The available information placed by the Minister Plenipotentiary on the internet about her professional career and education does not match the training she followed in reality. Her curriculum also does not live up to the requirements of integrity. According to the Ombudsman, the conduct of the Minister Plenipotentiary about information given on her resume is inappropriate.
The report is out and it is now up to the Prime Minister of Curaçao, as the political boss of the Minister Plenipotentiary, and the Parliament to act.