Published On: Tue, May 12th, 2015

Camelia-Römer: “Demolition hospital buildings justified”

suzy-romer-ben-whiteman-javier-hernandezWILLEMSTAD – During a press conference, the new Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Suzy Camelia-Römer compared the demolition of the buildings on the hospital grounds with a garage on a private property. “Your neighbor has nothing to say if you want to demolish your garage on your own property,” said the minister. This is how the minister dismissed all criticism on the demolition of the morgue and the medical injection center.

Various organizations, including an international one, criticized the demolition of these two buildings last month. The demolition was necessary to proceed with the construction of the new hospital.

On the other hand, the judge had stopped the demolition using a so-called disciplinary measure. That was clearly meant for the government of Curaçao.

After seeking legal advice right after she was sworn in, Minister Camelia-Römer concluded that this disciplinary action should not be addressed to the government of Curaçao.

“The government is not a party in this case. According to the Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, the judge had to be at Usona and the hospital.

Camelia-Römer also said that the judge was not aware of the actual situation on the site. This is why the court ordered a disciplinary action against the government.

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