Published On: Fri, Jan 31st, 2014

Peterson accuses Fievez of discrimination

CIMG1254WILLEMSTAD - Lawyer Chester Peterson, in an open letter, accuses the Dean of the Bar Association, Caroline Fievez of discrimination. There is unrest within the Order about a complaint against Eldon ‘Peppie’ Sulvaran. According to the Bar Association, Sulvaran is playing politics.

Peterson, Sulvaran’s colleague, criticizes the Dean’s conduct in this matter. She had sent a memo to all members of the order with the request to pay their contribution. According to the memo, those who did not pay will not have voting rights during the general meeting. About the group around Sulvaran, the Dean remarks: “I think Sulvaran and his ‘friends’ have a huge backlog. His friends cannot vote during the general membership meeting. Let's keep it like that and not summon them to pay.” Peterson wonders what does this exactly mean and for what reason did Fievez say this.


Peterson does not explicitly say in his open letter, entitled “Open letter to the Bar Association and a question to racists in Curacao,” that Fievez discriminates. The lawyer makes a comparison with a case where a Chechen lawyer was excluded on the basis of ethnicity. Thus he suggests, between the lines, that the Dean is guilty of discrimination. The Bar Association will meet on February 4 for a general membership meeting.

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