WILLEMSTAD–A demonstration against restricting public access to Curaçao’s shoreline organised by self-proclaimed “watchdog” and Facebook journalist Julius Koko at Baoase Luxury Resort ended with some protestors invading the bar, restaurant and several rooms.
A spokesperson for the resort said they had yelled in Papiamentu “that this was their country and others had to leave.” Luckily the American guests did not understand, but several employees were reportedly traumatised.
Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath later disapproved of what happened and ordered the gates to be put back. He gave the resort his guarantee there would be no further disorder and arranged extra security with the Volunteer Corps VKC.
Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association CHATA condemned the destruction of property and trespassing. It called for clarity from government regarding the implications of beachside development.
Bron; Daily Herals