Categoriearchief: Blog Alex Rosaria

Blog Alex Rosaria | Referendum yes, but not without a referendum law

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by Alex David Rosaria

It’s amazing how some Dutch Members of Parliament (MP) keep busy these days. Some can be found promoting cartoons that insult the Prophet Muhammad. Others dream up proposals for the introduction of two types of passports and two different categories of Dutch citizens. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | Myanmar moving on with refinery without GZE: lessons for Curaçao

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria

Since visiting Myanmar late 2016, I’ve written extensively about the failure of Guangdong Zhenrong Engergy (GZE) to deliver on promises made to this Asian country to build a refinery as part of China’s imperial One Belt One Road (OBOR) vision. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | #MeToo Curaçao

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria

As we reflect on Women’s Day this year, men and women can be grateful of the many strides we’ve made on women’s rights. Long gone are the days that Friar (Frater) Radulphus on behalf of the Church declared that women were too stupid to vote. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | The disappearing act of Plan B refinery Curaçao

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria


The Multidisciplinary Project Team (MDPT) was installed by Decree on 29th November 2013 to be in charge of modernizing the oil refinery in Curaçao. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | Lying Dutch top diplomat endangers international affairs

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria

The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Halbe Zijlstra, recently admitted that a lie he had told in 2016 “was not a smart move”. Mind you that he didn’t lie about winning big in a poker game or catching that elusive Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | Cancer Day 2018: a personal story

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria


After my sister and I were told by her doctor that she had advanced cancer and only a few weeks to live, we never again spoke about her disease. Had we done that, the tears wouldn’t have stopped. From that day until she died she laid in bed looking death in the eye knowing that her cancer wasn’t reacting to treatment. What haunts me is her fear to leave her two small boys behind, probably the worst thing a mom could ever face. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | Aruba’s move towards Venezuela commendable

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria

Earlier I questioned the unilaterally imposed blockade by Venezuela when it closed its borders with the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao (ABC). I believed then and still contend that it was a flagrant violation of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Blockades are not new, but the reason given for doing it, doesn’t cut the mustard. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | The poison of fake news

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria

You’ll never understand the pain of being at the opposite end of fake news until you are the one feeling it. Too many people have personally suffered or had their lives shattered by fake news. Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | Rosaria: lessons from Myanmar

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria

On September 15, 2016, just two weeks before elections in Curaçao, I sat in the first row for the signing ceremony of the MoU between the Government of Curaçao and the Chinese state-controlled Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE). Verder lezen

Blog Alex Rosaria | Houd mensen niet voor de gek

By Alex David Rosaria

Alex Rosaria Blog | A serie of blogs by politician Alex David Rosaria


Willemstad – Volgens Alex Rosaria, Statenlid van coalitiepartij PAIS, moet de oppositie ophouden met het voor de gek houden van mensen door te roepen dat het financiële beleid van de regering Schotte keurig was.

,,Keer op keer probeert een aantal leden van de oppositie de bevolking ervan te overtuigen dat er geen harde bewijzen zijn van financiële wanorde als gevolg van het beleid van de regering Schotte. Huidig minister van Financiën José Jardim zou ‘goochelen met cijfers’ en er zou geen tekort hebben hoeven zijn op de begroting van 2012”, aldus Rosaria.

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