Published On: Thu, Mar 9th, 2017

Female Customs officers are bold for change

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao Customs Sports Foundation in commemoration of the International Women’s Day held an empowerment event for female customs officers using the international topic: Be bold for change. There are 49 female customs officers in the Curaçao Customs Service and 143 male officers.

The morning started with a spiritual word by pastor Curtis Meris who in his unique way told those present for not only celebrate the International Women’s Day but to remember and to understand and more so honor the women in the United States who lost their lives when they stood up for their fundamental rights. Chief of the Customs post Punda Etienne Caciano congratulated his female colleagues with their day and said that he wished them all a beneficial day and head of Customs in Curaçao Jules Ilario encouraged all participants to be bold for change.

The following workshop was facilitated by Reyna Joe and Alba Chatlein LLM who respectively handled how to be bold in your life and in your career and the legal aspects in a woman’s life.

The event was organized among others by Dienne Rosa and Urny Nahr of Curaçao Customs Sports Foundation.


On the picture you can see the participants of the activity to celebrate International Womens Day organized by Curaçao Customs Sports Foundation  together with the facilitators and the three men who also participated sitting from left to right Urny Nahr  of the Curaçao Customs Sports Foundation, head of the Customs in Curaçao Jules Ilario and Winhmar Ricardo, vice president of the Curaçao Customs Sports Foundation.

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