Published On: Wed, Nov 13th, 2013

Wiels: ‘They try to make me politically dead’

Wiels and AsjesWILLEMSTAD - Minister Plenipotentiary Marvelyne Wiels denies the speculations about nepotism, resume fraud and she invented a top job at the ABN AMRO Bank. The minister was under fire this afternoon at a press conference in Fort Amsterdam where the Prime Minister Ivar Asjes was also present. Wiels showed her resume and see various other documents to the press. She indicated that the insinuations in the media are all based on lies.

When asked why she has not responded to the speculation earlier the minister said: "The speculations were started on September 10, the day I had to take measures within the Curaçao House in The Hague. The person who was employed at the Curacao House forwarded my resume to a group of journalists. I do not know what she has done to it. I'm many things, but I did not fall on my head. I knew there was more to come and I didn’t want to give explanations to the media every week, so I decided to let it go over me. Today I will give an explanation once. This has been my strategy since the beginning."

According to Wiels, this strategy ensured that people were able to smear her name. "They killed my brother and now they are trying to make me politically dead. It is not going to happen,” Wiels said. She also denies the speculation that there is a culture of fear within the Curaçao House. The Minister indicated that she had secured a summer job for six weeks for her daughter at the Curaçao House.

Journalist Dick Drayer indicated that Wiels’ resume was published on the website of Knipselkrant Curacao and asked the minister whether it is hers. "I do not know" Wiels replied. "I have received several calls on Sunday, including some of the security telling me that my resume with private data was published. The next day I received an email from a certain Black Lion with an apology for publishing my private data." To this Drayer said that Wiels had sent a letter to this person stating that she will take legal action against him. “You showed me this letter,” Drayer said. Wiels denied however, that she has sent that letter.

By Aruna Jhagru

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