Teatro nashonal

Resientemente na entiero di mi amigu Ced Ride ku kende mi a kolaborá pa yega na e kanshon, Dòktor mester keda biba semper den nos mente, un mandatario ta anunsiá kreashon di teatro nashonal Ced Ride.

Mi no por ta kontra rekonosementu pa Ced. Pero, kon a yega na e desishon aki? A konsiderá Teatro Jacobo Naar, Lelia Capriles òf Rina Penso? Teatro Laura Quast, Guillermo Rosario òf Harold Martina? Pakiko no? Kiko tabata e kriterionan? Òf tabata simplemente un zèt populista pa ‘score’?

Juist. Manera muchu kos na Kòrsou, aki tampoko tin maneho transparente ku ta karga aprobashon di diferente ‘stakeholder’ relevante. Kon otro por splika ku ningun hende ta papia di nos poblashon indígeno, Caiquetío? Dikon un Hariri den un drumi lanta ta haña un plasa mientras nunka a atendé e petishon pa rekonosementu pa Damanan di Djarason*? Kon por splika ku hopi Gobernador Hulandes tin nòmber di kaya pero ningun Gobernador yu di tera tin esaki? Dikon Hamelberg tin un kaya den Otrobanda konsiderando ku e tabata kontra pa hende pretu vota? Di otro banda, Charles de la Try Ellis, e promé yu’i tera ku a doktorá den lei (aisina mes, promé ku Dòktor da Costa Gomez) i un di e outornan intelektual di Statüt, ta un deskonosí?

Mi ta pro onra nos hendenan. Totalmente. Pero pa rèspèt pa nos pueblo i baluartenan, esaki mester sosodé a base di maneho transparente i bon deliniá. Asina’ki ta garantisá ku tur hende, a base di nan logro -i no beis di un mandatario- tin e oportunidat pa via di un ‘level playing field’ gana nan honor.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Difísil pa kualkier mandatario di Ekonomia move ekonomia

Nos sa kiko mester hasi pa ekonomia krese duraderamente*. Sinembargo ta difísil logr’é mientras e tareanan ekonómiko ta repartí na e manera aktual.

E titular di Ekonomia no tin sufisiente instrumènt pa traha. E no ta responsabel pa forsa laboral, agrikultura i krio mientras peska ta repartí bou di dos ministerio. Aspéktonan di energia kada biaha ta kai bou di un otro minister. E no tin insentivonan ku por situmulá aktividat ekonómiko i aspektonan ekonómiko internashonal no ta transparentemente repartí. E poderoso VVRP pa hopi aña a demostrá di no nesesariamente ta ‘in sink’ ku desaroyo ekonómiko.

Kasi tur mandatario tu usa su kartera konforme su agènda (polítiko) i den esaki ta pone pia, si ta nesesario, pa koleganan. Repartishon di tarea ta mas bien un wega di ken por sali ganá, haña mas empresa di gobièrnu (i nombra amigu komo komisasio) ora negosiá kartera.

Klaro ku tur mandatario (den teoria) mester traha huntu, pero den nos kaso tareanan ekonómiko ta plamá bou di por lo ménos sinku ministerio. Nos a pèrdè un bon oportunidat pa fortifiká e posishon di e minister di Ekonomia algun luna pasá ora a forma un gabinete.

Na Aruba Raad van Advies na tres okashon a duna konseho pa trese un repartishon mas efektivo di karteranan ministerial. Nos bisiña por lo ménos ta pensa riba kambio. Ta tempu pa Kòrsou tambe hasi esaki.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

*https://alexdavidrosaria.blog/2017/10/22/oecd-curacao-noncompliant-economic-reform-needed/ .

No konfundí trabou di Staten ku ‘cheerleading’

Mientras no tin un alternativa sientífikamente komprombá, e manera mas efisiente pa kombatí COVID ta keda bakunashon. Mientras e virus keda biba pa motibu ku muchu hende no bakuná, e ta haña espasio pa adaptá i infektá prinsipalmente esnan no-bakuná, pero tambe esnan bakuná. Mi a i ta desaprobá e maneho di e mandatario enkargá ku Salúbridat ku te ainda no kièr bisa ku e ta para tras di bakunashon, pero ta skonde tras di privasidat. E mandatario konsientemente ta empoderando esnan ku agresivamente ta kampañá kontra di bakunashon, inkluso un grupo (di sekta) Kristian poderoso na plaka. Por sierto otro prueba ku Kristianismo ta hambrá pa poder polítiko (https://alexdavidrosaria.blog/2021/06/26/religion-ta-bek-den-politika/) manera den añanan 40.

Kisas e ‘cheerleader’ di mas grandi den Staten di e mandatario di Salubridat ku a sali tira moketa pa loko (Extra, 20 yüli) riba mi ‘blog’, lo por a konsentrá riba kontenido. Awor, ta konosí ku ni sikiera e sa kon ilegalmente graba reunionnan konfidenshal di Staten sin keda gará. No ta ami a bisa, sino tres Korte independiente. Tambe, tempu ami tabata den Staten a produsí tur aña presupuesto ku saldo positivo. I pa loke ta trata asesinato di Sr. Wiels ku segun e a bisa den korant: “mi minister no por a solushoná” un pregunta. Dikon bo no a preshoná bo kolega di partido ku awe ta den prizòn pa 30 aña pa asesinato di Sr. Wiels, p’e konfesá su akto kriminal? Esaki lo a solushoná e kaso mas lihé.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Dia Staten a wèlga pa 2 luna

Riba 10 yüni 1948, Staten van Curaçao a informá Hulanda via telegram ku e órgano aki ta den wèlga i lo no kumpli ku su tareanan legislativo. E wèlga, algu úniko den nos historia, a dura dos luna.

Kiko a sosodé?

Riba 8 di yüni 1948 nos konstitushon a keda kambiá pa hasi posibel formashon di un College van Algemeen Bestuur (C.A.B.) pa asistí Gobernadó den ehekushon di su tareanan. Kreashon di C.A.B., un sorto di Konseho di Minister di awe, tabata un paso grandi den nos proseso di emansipashon polítiko lokual un siguiente biaha lo mi amplia.

Gobernador Petrus Kasteel ta informá Staten riba 10 yüni 1948 ku Hulanda a ofres’é un posishon den èksterior i ku e mester tuma retiro den yüli i ku mester warda ku instalashon di C.A.B. te ora e próksimo Gobernador keda instalá.

Aki Colón a kima. Staten no a akseptá e instrukshon di Hulanda i a vota ‘wall-to-wall’ pa manda un telegram di protesta pa Reina yamando e desishon aki inkonstitushonal. I, ku mientras Hulanda no keda kontestá, Staten ta wèlga i no ta kumpli ku su tareanan. Miembro di Staten Jonckheer a bisa: Ware het niet, dat het Curaçaosche volk een geduldig, rustig volk is [..] zou de bevolking in opstand zijn gekomen.

Staten no a bèk pero a bin huntu despues di un luna den yüli pa akordá Cornelius Süthoff komo Gobernadó interino i despues di un luna pa risibí e Gobernador nobo, Leonard Peters.

Riba 10 yüni Hulanda ta keda kontestá Staten i bisa ku ta un “misverstand” di parti di Staten a pone ku esaki a konkluí ku e desishon pa warda ku instalashon di C.A.B. tabata inkonstitushonal.

Sr. A.D. Jonckheer ta haña e tarea pa forma C.A.B.. pero dos kandidado no ta pasa ‘screening’. Sr. W.R. Plantz ta bira formadó i ta logra kompletá su tarea pa asina riba 21 ougùstùs e promé C.A.B. keda instalá.

Willemstad, Curaçao

New US Consulate General: hopefully more than a new building

Construction of a new U.S. Consulate General on Curaçao was just announced. An estimated USD 245 Million investment employing a few hundred workers is planned over the course of the project which will thankfully improve upon the historic Roosevelt House.

I’m not going to talk about brick and mortar however, but will focus on what I hope will be a new chapter of U.S. engagement here.

Clearly current U.S. policies in the Caribbean Basin are still reminiscent of an era long gone when the rivalry of the Cold War- geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union and their allies- reigned supreme. I think that for too long the U.S. hasn’t sought partnership, but often resorted to dictate its own terms. We’re taken for granted and the U.S. focuses predominantly on the Caribbean when natural disasters hit.

Today we’re waking up to 21st century challenges and threats, and there’s no shortage of them. The bad guys are more sophisticated and ruthless. The reality is that ISIS fighters have come from the Caribbean including the Dutch islands. Hezbollah has tentacles all over the Americas. The manmade crisis in Venezuela has caused an unprecedented migration crisis. China has increased its presence through its wallet diplomacy and Russia is rekindling old friendships in Grenada, Nicaragua and Cuba. And of course there’re the drug cartels, human trafficking and cybercrime. Honestly, we can’t take on these challenges alone.

The main test remains however to look beyond only security matters.

That brings me to another reason why it’s time for a deeper and stronger cooperation and engagement in an era where the temptation to accept (promises of) easy money (remember Guangdong Zhenrong Energy and its local subordinates) is big.

I believe that the U.S. and Curaçao can and should do much more together in these following areas.

  1. Climate change: perhaps our greatest challenge even if we’re not talking about it. We need U.S. leadership and assistance. This is a life-or-death emergency.
  2. Pandemics: COVID has made it clear that we require a regional coordinated response to bolster the response to future health challenges and public health emergencies.
  3. Corresponding banks: we’ve seen the restrictions by international banks making it almost impossible for our banks to operate. There needs to be a solution with U.S. cooperation.
  4. Commerce: The Cold War era Caribbean Basin Initiative must make way for progressively full-fledged free trade relations, including a double tax treaty.
  5. World Trade Organization (WTO): vigorously completing our tariff negotiations with the U.S. Trade Representative is key to normalizing our WTO-status. Agreement with the U.S. for (tailor-made) technical cooperation and training regarding WTO rules-based trade will enhance our export capacity.

U.S. disengagement has empowered China, Russia and Iran in this area. We need true engagement from Washington based on mutual respect and shared values. Hopefully this project is much more than a new state-of-the-art building. Hopefully it will symbolize the start of a new relationship between the U.S. and Curaçao.

Willemstad, Curaçao

Moshon di desaprobashon kontra di minister di Salú

Riba 8 yüli 2021 tatin 30 kaso aktivo. Awe, 10 dia despues, tin 405.

Mínimal un moshon di desaprobashon e minister di Salubridat Públiko ta meresé. Esaki despues di a demostrá ku e no ta kumpli ku su tarea komo mandatario responsabel pa e kartera di salubridat públiko. Penosamente esaki a bin dilanti ku su èkspreshonnan durante di un konferensia di prensa tokante e krísis di COVID.

Ta inakseptabel ku e minister den un pandemia ta kere ku e tin derechi di pone su bèrdat personal riba e tarea pa kuida salú di e kolektividat, kreando kontroversia i duda inesesario. Di unda a sali ku bo bèrdat (kisas basá riba bo krehensia) ta bin nan promé lugá den un krísis? Kiko por pone ku bo krehensia personal ta mas importante ku e situashon di eksepshon ku bo tambe resientemente a bai di akuerdo pa ekstendé?

E minister mester komprondé ku mientras e komo hende ta liber pa kere kualkier bèrdat, su krehensia personal no por remplasá e bèrdat ku bakunashon ta e manera mas efektivo (94%) segun siensia pa prevení COVID. I, te ainda no tin alternativa pa bakunashon ku ta mes òf mas efektivo. Si e minister ke keda kere den su bèrdat, e por. Den e kaso ei e no por ta minister pasombra e ta un peliger pa salú di tur hende. Staten mester tuma e situashon aki na serio i presentá por lo ménos un moshon di desaprobashon kontra di e minister.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

A tumba avion ku Kevin Jesurun 7 aña pasá

Kevin (te na man drechi) durante fiesta di independensia di Jamaica na 2010 na Montaña

Awe ta shete aña ku Kevin Jesurun a muri ora su avion a keda alkansá pa un rakèt riba Ukraina. Mi ta reprodusí un artíkulo ku mi a skibi 2 aña pasá.

Yüni 2010, Kim Kevin Jesurun a traha un sita ku mi na restourant Golden Star pa papia di su ambishonnan polítiko. No tabata un sorpresa pasombra semper mi tabata mira Kevin presente ku su kámara, sintá na un kaminda stratégiko den sala, pa e filma kualkier aktividat tokante mr. dr. Moises da Costa Gomez (Dòktor). Dòktor tabata su éroe polítiko. E mester a haña esaki di su tata, Tula Jesurun, ku e.o. a sòru pa e estatua di Dòktor riba Gomezplein. Un dia mi tabatin gana di wak bèk un diskurso ku mi a tira tokante Dòktor. Mi a bèl Kevin p’e grabashon en kuestion. Pa mi sorpresa Kevin a bisa ku e tin mas ku 100 kasèt grabá pero nunka e ta pone riba e kasèt kiko tin grabá. Kevin a bira konosí pa mi komo un hende ku “whatever he did, he did it his way”.

Bèk na e kombersashon na Golden Star, Kevin su motivashon mayó pa drenta polítika tabata e manera ku nos ta maltratá bestia riba nos isla. Tambe e a insistí ku e ke number 11 riba lista. Su motibu? E tabatin su lema kaba: “Jesurun t’esun riba diesun”. Kevin a haña nr. 11. E a risibí 12 voto. Sinembargo e a soña pa haña 11 voto.

Pa 2012 e a bandoná polítika i a dediká su bida na biaha, prinsipalmente Asia. Su último buelo tabata di Amsterdam pa Kuala Lumpur ku Malaysia Airlines buelo # 17 riba 17 yüli 2014. Un rakèt intenshonalmente lansá a eksplotá e avion riba teritorio di Ukraina matando tur pasahero i tripulante. E tabata e úniko Yu di Kòrsou na bordo.

Su prekupashon pa ku animal semper a keda bibu. Nos último kòmbersashon telefóniko tabata hustamente tokante di e konsepto di lei ku mi tabata prepará ku mas hende na fabor di bienestar di animal. Mi a proponé na 2016 pa dediká e lei na Kevin Jesurun lokual aparentemente un Parlamentario aktual ta sostené. Ta di spera ku pronto e lei keda tratá.

Mayan ta 5 aña ku Kevin Jesurun a keda ranká for di nos. Forsa na su famia i amigunan rònt mundu.

Wilemstad, Kòrsou

News about China [2]

I’ve compiled some relevant news items about China which will hopefully increase our understanding and interest in China and geopolitics.

JAPAN PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO TAIWAN – Straits Times, 14 July 2021 Japan directly broached the subject of Taiwan security for the first time in its annual defence review released on Tuesday (July 13), as it raised the alarm over the growing brinkmanship and arms race in the region.“Stabilising the situation surrounding Taiwan is important for Japan’s security and the stability of the international community,” Japan’s Defence Ministry said in its annual white paper for the first time.”Therefore, it is necessary that we pay close attention to the situation with a sense of crisis more than ever before.”

BOYCOTT DUE TO TREATMENT CHINA OF MUSLIMS – China News, 15 July 2021 The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to ban the import of products from China’s Xinjiang region, the latest effort in Washington to punish Beijing for what U.S. officials say is an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups. The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would create a “rebuttable presumption” assuming goods manufactured in Xinjiang are made with forced labor and therefore banned under the 1930 Tariff Act. The bill must also pass the House of Representatives before it can be sent to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law. Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who introduced the legislation with Democrat Jeff Merkley, called on the House to act quickly. “We will not turn a blind eye to the CCP’s ongoing crimes against humanity, and we will not allow corporations a free pass to profit from those horrific abuses,” Rubio said in a statement.

CHINA SENDS LARGEST OVERSEAS TEAM TO OLYMPICS – NHK World, 15 July 2021 China says it will send a 777-member delegation to the Tokyo Olympics, starting next week. It says the number is the largest for an Olympics held outside the country. Observers say Beijing may be considering the possibility of sending a special representative while monitoring the infection situation in Tokyo, which is now under a fourth coronavirus state of emergency. The United States has decided that First Lady Jill Biden will attend the Tokyo Games’ opening ceremony.

DISPUTE CHINA AND INDIA STILL UNRESOLVED – Aljazeera, 15 July 2021 The failure of China and India to resolve the standoff over their disputed border in the western Himalayas, despite an agreement last year, is not in the interest of either side, India’s foreign minister told his Chinese counterpart on Wednesday. In accordance with last year’s pact, military commanders on both sides completed a pullout of troops, tanks and artillery from the Pangong Lake area in February as part of a first step towards full withdrawal from other friction points. At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in border clashes in June last year – the first combat losses on the disputed border in more than four decades. China later admitted four of its soldiers were also killed. The killing of Indian soldiers caused a backlash against China, forcing New Delhi to impose curbs on Chinese businesses and investment and banning dozens of Chinese apps, including wildly popular TikTok.

Willemstad, Curaçao

Ei nos ta!

Kasonan di COVID ta subi èksponensialmente espeshalmente bou di esnan no-bakuná. Alimentando e tendensia aki ta un grupo ku ta hiba un kampaña perverso pa mas tantu hende posibel keda sin bai bakuná. Kiko ta nan intenshon? Mas morto, mas desempleo, otro ‘lockdown’ pa kaba di choka nos ekonomia?

Na Cuba hende a subi kaya pa entre otro protestá falta di bakuna konfiabel manera nos si tin na Kòrsou i sin ku mester paga p’e. Nos minister di Salú Públiko aparentemente no ta para tras di e kampańa di bakunashon, pero ta preferá keda vago si e mes a bakuná. E minister enkargá ku Ekonomia i Asuntunan Soshal ta ripití ku bakuna ta un eskoho opshonal, personal i ta kontra pa un dunadó di trabou obligá un trahadó bakuná ounke ku esaki tin kontakto di aserka ku kliente manera un ‘bartender’. Ni Presidente di Konseho di Minister ni Miembronan di Saten a duna kara.

Akaso nos no ta konsiente ku tin un pandemia? Akaso esnan ku ta instigá kontra bakunashon no ta na altura ku mas hende keda sin bakuná mas oportunidat e virus ta haña pa transformá bira mas peligroso? Nos ta na altura ku si nos keda chambuká, mas gastunan di salubridat públiko ta subi loke ta nifiká ménos plaka pa hasi otro kos pa pueblo?

E ekipo di èksperto ku a hasi un bon trabou pa mas ku un aña, mester aktivá rápidamente. Mi ta spera ku pronto Korte ta determiná legalidat di kita hende for di trabou ora e no kier bakuná. Esaki en bista ku mandatarionan te ainda falta kurashi pa indiká ta kua direkshon mester bai. Nos mester komprondé ku no ta èksistí un minister di Salú Personal, sino un minister di Salú Públiko. E ‘bien’ públiko ta konta mas ku un eskoho personal basá riba un krehensia personal ku ni sikiera tin base sientífiko.

Akaso nos ku a bakuná no tin derechi? Akaso nos mester sinta wak kon un grupo kier bolbe tuma mi pais i pueblo rehen ku teorianan maligno di konspirashon i mentira flagrante?

Mester laga doñonan di trabou ku ta ninga di tuma akshon kontra empleadonan no-bakuná sa ku nos komo kumpradó lo bòikotiá nan. Si nan no ke tende, nan mester sintié den nan pòtmòni.

E bakuna no ta perfekto. E ta protehá pa 94%. Pero e benefisionan di e bakuna no por para banda di e riesgonan desastroso di e malesa kontagioso aki. Ta di spera ku outoridatnan ta hasi loke mester hasi pa para e direkshon robes ku nos a kue último simannan.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

News about China [1]

I’ve compiled some relevant news items about China which will hopefully increase our understanding and interest in China and geopolitics.

THE CASE AGAINST CHINA – PACIFIC DAILY TIMES 12 July 2021 The case against China keeps sprawling—trade, currency, COVID, now SAARS. Understanding China is such a key in global public opinion, it has become a case against Biden that political grandstanding and demagoguery can use without spinning facts. But being a world where all bad press is censored press instead of good press, China won’t understand the trouble it wove itself into. As if the list of global grievances wasn’t enough, China joins with North Korea in appearances and rhetoric. A Pacific skirmish involving the Chinese would drag in the Norks. That means that NATO allies and India could deal with the world’s menace, help the UK regain Hong Kong, recognize democracy in Taiwan, and unify the Korean peninsula in one move. While China and North Korea see their agreement as a strength, the West sees an opportunity.

WE DON’T GET CHINA – SKY.NEWS. AU 11 July 2021 Author and columnist Gordon Chang has warned China’s attack on the United States is “malicious” and the communist country is trying to “overthrow our government”.Mr Chang said China turned COVID-19 into a “biological weapon” because it “lied about contagiousness” and “knew it was highly transmissible, human-to-human”. He also told Sky News Australia that the Biden administration “does not understand” the China “challenge”. Mr Chang’s comments were made at the Conservative Political Action Conference where former president Donald Trump is expected to speak.

US WANTS TO BAN CHINA’S CAMERAS – ALJAZEERA 17 June 2021 US regulators are poised to ban products from Huawei Technologies Co. and four other Chinese electronics companies, including surveillance cameras widely used by American schools but linked to oppression in western China, stepping up pressure on tech suppliers alleged to be security risks. Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co., whose cameras can be found in U.S. schools and local government facilities, are targeted in a proposed order the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on Thursday. Also named in the order are telecom giant ZTE Corp. and two-way radio maker Hytera Communications Corp.

THE ARMS RACE IS ON – China News 11 July 2021 It’s big. It’s remote. It’s mysterious. It’s an enormous radioactive desert in “outback” China. And Beijing is building its equivalent to Area 51 there. Two of them. The arms race between East and West is once again heating up.Stealth is old news. As are cruise missiles and high-flying spy planes.The “black” projects of the 2020s are all about drones, artificial intelligence and sixth-generation combat aircraft. Aircraft such as the ultra-fast, ultra-high flying SR-71 Blackbird was born there. Secret breakthroughs such as the F117 Nighthawk stealth fighter were based there. Many other weird and wonderful design concepts were tested there.Now China’s in the arms race business. So it’s building its own.

Willemstad, Curaçao