Published On: Wed, Feb 18th, 2015

Much criticism on the placement of cameras in Curaçao

NavarroWILLEMSTAD - There has been much criticism on the cameras that are placed on Curacao to oversee busy places like Punda, with the aim to reduce, among other crimes.

The Minister of Justice, Nelson Navarro is not surprised, according to him, it is the people from the underworld who are active in the upper world who express their criticism. The project will cost about five million guilders.

The Ministry of Justice indicated last year September, that a Chinese delegation will visit Curaçao to help them further develop plans for camera security on the island. A Memory of Understanding (MoU) was also signed for this project.

A representative of the Minister of Justice said that once the Chinese delegation arrives in Curaçao, the Ministry of Justice will work together with them to make the plan more concrete and further develop all facets of this project. There will be both managers and engineers from the Chinese company Inspur Group Ltd to advice the government on the camera security system for the island.

Initially, the cameras will be installed on tourist spots, particularly in Punda and Otrobanda. If the system works, then it can be implemented in different places on the island.

The aim was to start using these cameras on January 1, 2015, but the project has been delayed.

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