You are the flag

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More than a quarter century after our flag flew for the first time in the breeze on the Brion Square, Curaçao is too far from what our national symbol represents: one country, one people united in diversity with equal opportunity to lead happy lives. I know, some days it feels like it’s a lost race. Yet, our island is still on its feet. Sometimes striding, sometimes straying and sometimes stumbling. However, we cannot turn our backs on the cause, we cannot press pause. We must be the flag and embrace it with greater ownership for what it symbolizes. The march goes on, and someday, not just in our dreams, we’ll make it home.

Willemstad, Curaçao

Author: alexdavidrosaria

Alex Rosaria is from Curaçao. He has a MBA from University of Iowa. He was Member of Parliament, Minister of Economic Affairs, State Secretary of Finance and United Nations Development Programme Officer in Africa and Central America. He is an independent consultant active in Asia and the Pacific.

2 thoughts on “You are the flag”

  1. Alex,, Mi tin un problema ku mi laptop. Mi a kaba di skirbi un artikulo riba Fb tokante edukashon i informashon di parti di gobiernu i awor mi laptop NO ta bai bek na e fecha di awe, 29 di yuni !! E ta blo keda den luna di mei. Please, manda un email pa mi wak e reakshon. Danki di antemano i mi ta ketu bai ta pure di kontribuí na nos komunidat, na enseñansa i kon di adaptado esaki pa e kuadra ku e tempo di awendia. Mi ta warda bo reakshon i danki di antemano.

    Ku cordial saludo ku e brasa Otrobandista

    Jopi

    On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:06 PM Alex David Rosaria Blog wrote:

    > alexdavidrosaria posted: ” More than a quarter century after our flag flew > for the first time in the breeze on the Brion Square, Curaçao is far away > from what our national symbol represents: one country, one people united in > diversity with equality of opportunity to lead happy liv” >

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