Published On: Mon, Aug 17th, 2015

Asjes gets time to put things in order in Curaçao House

Wiels and AsjesWILLEMSTAD – The Parliament of Curaçao gave Prime Minister Ivar Asjes the space to implement the recommendations found in the reports of the Government Accountants Bureau and the Ombudsman on the functioning of the Curaçao House in The Hague.

This was presented in a motion in parliament and it was adopted by ten votes for and seven votes against.

The first motion against the Minister Plenipotentiary, Marvelyne Wiels, which is to immediately replacer her did not make it past the vote. This motion was supported by the opposition parties PAR, MFK and MAN. MP for coalition party PAIS, Marilyn Moses previously gave Asjes and Wiels a yellow card. She said that she wants to give the Ministry of General Affairs the opportunity to solve the problems within the Curaçao representation in the Netherlands.

“We want a satisfactory solution,” said the PAIS MP.

The adopted motion recommends Asjes to present within two months an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations to parliament.

The motion was carried by ruling party Pueblo Soberano (PS), PAIS, PNP and Independent Member of Parliament Glenn Sulvaran. During the public meeting various MPs criticized Asjes for not giving enough importance to the report of the Ombudsman as he was supposed to do. Asjes denied this and said that he has never been disrespectful towards the institution of the Ombudsman or the former Ombudsman, Alba Martijn. However there were, according to Asjes, several points in the report that do not match reality. “I have been able to prove this with documents,” said the Prime Minister.

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