Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2013

Palm: ‘I can justify trip to Japan’

Stanley PalmWILLEMSTAD – According to the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Stanley Palm, his trip to Japan to support the Curacao baseball star Wladimir ‘Coco” Balentien does not cost 100.000 guilders, but 20.000. He also indicated that there is no delegation traveling with him, but only two people including himself and an employee of the Curacao Tourism Bureau (CTB) in the United States.

Palm is aware of the criticism from society, but he is convinced of the added value of his visit to the baseball star. The baseball player broke earlier this week the Japanese home run record and the Minister want to travel to Japan to honor him. The Minister did not reconsider his trip, even after pressure from every corner of the society.

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