Published On: Fri, Feb 15th, 2013

Hodge is amazed by distrust in politics

Daniel HodgeWILLEMSTAD – Prime Minister Daniel Hodge is surprised with the distrust that prevails in politics. He declared this during the weekly Council of Minister’s press conference. The Prime Minister said that he observed that politicians are primarily concerned to see who ought not to be trusted. This takes away from the time needed to do the work, he says.

The Prime Minister said that when he assumed his role as leader of the Curacao Government, he received various tips and advice on who can and cannot be trusted or who has or doesn’t have flaws. The Prime Minister then indicated that he wants to be positive and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. He also announced that next week he plans to take a short trip to the Netherlands to meet with Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherland. He will also travel to Aruba to meet with Prime Minister Mike Eman and the Council of Ministers. He wants to discuss common issues with both Prime Ministers. When these trips will take place exactly is not yet known.

The current Government is very careful in planning trips abroad since during the reign of Cabinet Schotte many Minister were accused of wasting public funds with unnecessary travels. The former Government was also accused of not reporting back to Parliament after each trip.

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