Published On: Sun, May 5th, 2013

Leader of the biggest party assassinated

Helmin WielsUpdate: The popular Curacao politician and leader of the largest party Pueblo Soberano, Helmin Wiels was shot dead. This was confirmed by the local authorities. Apparently two men shot fired 5 shots at him, which killed him instantly.

Reports about the incident came in about 5 o’clock on Sunday local time. There are many pictures circulating on social media. Some pictures are very gruesome showing Wiels laying on the sand at the public beach of Mariepampoen.


Helmin Wiels was known for his stand on the constitutional structure of the island. He was for independence. He was a social worker and was host of a radio show presenting different current issues of the island.

Prime Minister Daniel Hodge expressed his deep sadness for the situation and expressed that he condemns and repudiates this act. “The Government pleads for everybody to maintain calmness and demonstrates civism.”

Helmin Wiels


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