Published On: Thu, Feb 8th, 2018

New member of the Advisory Board sworn in

Governor's palaceWILLEMSTAD - On Tuesday, February 6, Mr. Michael Willem MBA was sworn in as a member of the Advisory Board. He has taken his oath before the Governor of Curaçao, Her Excellency Lucille George Wout.

Mr. Willem has held various positions in the public and private sectors. He was, for example, two years Minister of Labor and Social Affairs of the Netherlands Antilles and three years commissioner of the former island territory of Curaçao. He has also worked at SHELL / Refineria Isla, KODELA and Curaçao Tourism Development Board (CTDB).

With the appointment of Mr. Willem, the Advisory Board has eight members. The Council hopes to fill in the existing vacancy for a lawyer as soon as possible so that it can carry out its duties as well as possible.

The core task of the Advisory Council is to advise on matters of legislation and administration. The government is obligated to hear the Advisory Council on draft national regulations that it intends to offer to parliament and draft national decisions, containing general measures, which it intends to adopt. In addition, the Council also advises parliament on draft national regulations before they take them into consideration. In addition to the advice of the Council, other general information concerning the Council is also available on its website: www.raadvanadvies.cw

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