Emperatris di Skalo

Emperatris Skalo

pakiko banda viadukt drumi den un kasita trastorna

Hesta bunita e proyekto di makambario a keda. Paga miles di florin pa pinta para i flor riba muraya pa turista bin wak bo luga. Hodementu di hipokritnan

E merese un baño un wc un kama ku kolchon

direktor di fkp fundashon kaka popular no tin e humanidat pa regle.

direktor i komesarionan di banko sentral no ta sufisiente humano pa yude

ACU, representashon di ulanda, Curoil no tin sanger den nan vena pa suavisa su eksistendia.

makambanan i ydk hipster, komunidat di arte siegu pa nesesidat di un muhe

ora awa basha, e ta druma bou di viadukt

makambanan kreativo ku nan blufein pretu den nan palasio ta wak sin hasi nada.
Man krusá, konspirando pa traha plaka hortando espasio di biba di hende empobresa, hende ku si ta mira nan inhumanidat, nan moral defuntu

idolatria di moneda makabre ta stroba pa stima e pueblo aki.

MCB ku su brel positivo no por saka su man sinberguensa i trese dignidat?

Duna 1% di bo ganashi Lilo Sulvaran, djis 1 miserabel porsiento di bo ganashi di korant Vigilante di un dia so pabo kumpra un konteiner-flet di Goisco pa e emperatris di Skalo por biba felis den dje.

Dia di Diseñado di Pobresa Pretu

Pabien Paps-Disenado Pobresa Pretu

Riba Dia di Pobresa Pretu, nos ta felisita Lio ‘Paps’ Capriles pa su kurashi di bisa e berdat ku tabata i stret bai ta reina den mente di bankeronan i e elite ekonomiko-finansiero na Korsou: Hende pretu ta mitar humano, un herment pa traha plaka i nada mas. Esaki ta e estado mental ku a domina ora Capriles a komenta e rais di trint’i mei ’69 : “Mi tabata sinti rabia. Rabia pasobra nos a laga e kos aki  yega asina leu, nos komo suidadano i komo bankero den ananan 60 tabata muchu materialista i nos a aktua muchu egoista. Rabia pasobra nos a laga interes ekonomiko prevalese riba adelanto sosial.”

Nada a kambia masha na 2016 banda di adaptashonnan kosmetiko pa laga kere ku nan ta ku un pueblo ku nan mes a hinka den pobresa pa mantene i laga e mashin di opreshon pretu drai den optima forma.

 

Fair Hotels – Curaçao

Fair_Hotel_Curacao

Socially responsible union hotels: A forbidden business model in Curacao. Creole capitalism cannot allow people working in hotels to join a union or have a union represent them to the fullest safeguarding their labor rights. The bottom line is that the low income working class remain the minimum salary earning class to sustain the failed capitalist state model.

Trinta di Mei 1969, E Dia Kapitalismo a Stop di Sakiá

Kimando rasismo NL Korsou 30 mei 1969

“Hey saka Papa, Papa no a hasi nada, saka Papa. Sake, saka Papa pami, damn fool.” [c] Shon Cola

Ratu ratu e fragansia di bidanan pretu ku ta eksigi dilanti mundu hente pa balora nan humanidat ta krea e holo di huma. Na 1969 den luna di mei trahadonan Afro-Kurasoleno a kima e kontrato di sosiedat ku e klase di kapital blanku na werki.

E sikatris di sklabitut i kolonialismo ku no a kura for di 1863 a bira un yaga hundu fertil kaminda abuzu rasial i eksplotashon laboral por a yanga aden na nan antoho. Un falta di edukashon sosial-politiko ku e masa trahado pretu sistematikamente no a risibi despues di abolishon di e era sklabisa a soru pa hila fini i momentariamente asepta e sirkumstansianan deplorabel ku nan tabata biba aden.Invisibilidat di representashon politiko i komersial pa e pretunan tabata funkshona manera un kastigu kolonial teniendo nan presu den un struktura di poder blanku na Korsou.  

Kortinanan di huma por bin dwalu mente di hende ku ta buskando strategianan pa libera nan mes riba ruta di un soberania pretu separa i purifika for di opreshon blanku. Strukturalmente a neglisha di buta riba mapa ken ta e karanan di e matris blanku, e sistema ku balornan blanku ku por keda personifika pa hende blanku i hende pretu despues di 30 di Mei 1969. Sindikatonan, media, organisashonnan sosial, politika, religiosonan i  akademikonan ta ninga pa revela e strukturanan di poder ekonomiko, finansiero ku ta tene un komunidat predominante di Afro-Kurasoleno abou.  

Korsou su haf, sektor di produkshon i eksportashon, ekonomia di aviashon, bankonan, seguronan, servisio finansiero, ekonomia di turismo tur pa gran parti ta den man di un elite blanku sea krioyo of ulandes of un kolektivo di maskara pretu ku ta abona riba supremasia blanku. Nan reda di poder  ta alimenta su mes for di un kolonialismo blancha renoba pa garantisa dominio di kapital, propiedat, produkshon.  

Nada bon por sali for di e klima di opinion di rasismo internalisa pesei e gritu kada ana ta keda lansa ku trinta di mei no a trese niun kambio, sam sam ku e ekspreshon ku Papiamentu no ta sirbi i YDK ta floho. Tras di e sentimentu tin un kurason ku ta bati bisando ku YDK a keda mesun bobo bestia i ku e no por nada, ta e kultura, e eksistensia di hende blanku tin su boka habri. Nada di esei ta kuadra ku berdat. Tur formanan di emansipashon pretu, chiki, mediano, grandi  ta balioso honrando e legasia di ansestronan Afrikano i Caquetieu. Kada wiri wiri di pensamentu, ekspreshon, akshon pa libera e Afro-Kurasoleno ta honrabel, un obra di bunitesa baliente.  

Kombersando riba e rebolishi di 30 di mei ’69 ta riba su mes ta un ehersisio supversivo. E ta harma un forsa di pensamentu i moveshon kontra e elite dominante invokando su perdishon permanente. Papiando ku hende riba  e malchinan di malehempel ta un forma di monta un spiritu di rebeldia ku den e temporada di materialism ta un akto di amor propio.

Ku konsistensia sindikatonan no a kontrubui pa organisa via kanalnan di media un dialogo riba e kousa di trinta di mei.Sistematikamente sindikatonan ta planea pa pasifika e masa di trahadonan pretu pa no analisa i kombati e podernan ekonomiko i finansiero ku ta viola nan derechinan sosial, kultural, politiko, ekonomiko, finansiero. Kasnan di medionan di komunikashon konsientemente ta kolabora huntu ku kapitalistanan pa mina un proseso di kria un konsenshi ku ta respeta balornan laboral, dekolonial [sin mentenan mancha ku kolonialismo], libertado.

Speransa falsu so hende por tin si nan kere ku sindikalismo lo komberti den un ko-konspirado kontra e strukturanan di kapitalismo krioyo.  E no ta eksisti sin e preshon popular di e trahado ku ainda no ke realisa ku pa lanta for di e sono malu ku e ta den e tin ku sker e konvenio sosial di nobo meskos ku a hasi na 30 di mei 1969 kompana ku e gritu di lucha ‘ Awo si YDK a bira kono’. Podise e bja aki nan lo buta ‘kono mes, mes’ su tras.

Tirando un bista atras e bankero Lio Capriles a deklara den e buki di dokumentashon di Gert Oostindie riba 30 di Mei ’69 ku e sektor ekonomiko-finansiero no akuida e interesnan dje pueblo trahado ku tabata biba den un situashon sosial deplorabel. Nan tabata konsentra hopi riba plaka i esei ela atmiti a kosta e komunidat di kapitalista un 4 pa 5 miyon na dano material ora e kimadura a sofoka nan propiedat ekonomiko. Normalmente den un sosiedat desaroya un atmishon di kulpabilidat lo trese mesora un kaso den korte eksigiendo reparashonnan pa e gran mayoria ku mester a sufri bou di mando di e orden establesi. Mirando ku pasonan huridiko no a kristalisa ainda e ta rekonfirma e miedu i falta di konsenshi di hustisia ku tin den e sektor di lei pa hiba e kreadonan di miseria sosial ku a kousa un insurekshon sivil na 69 dilante mesa berde. Saliendo for di un angulo bengativo hustifka ku ta pone emfasis pa krea strukturanan di kontrol huridiko ku den futuro ta tuma bek e poder laborl i obliga podernan korporativo i gubernamental pa obedese leinan i tratadonan laboral, sosial pero mas ku tur e dignidat komo ser humano.  

“Ken di Korsou a rabia, ta ken di Korsou a rabia, ken di Korsou a rabia? Korsou un rabia, n’ rabia. Ta tres biaha Korsou a rabia: Prome ta dia Tula a lanta, di dos ta dia Chakutoe a papia, di tres ta dia kandela a kima. Si primi mas Korsou lo rabia, si sigi chika mas Korsou lo rabia. Si sigi asinaki le rabia, le bolbe rabia rabia atrobe…” [c] Grupo Trinchera – ‘Ken di Korsou a rabia’  

Don Macario

Don MAC

Mucha ta gagu gagu
Horohoro mane direktornan di banko ku ta dim dam pueblo hopi
Jumbala den bo kuenta di spar, Jumbala den bo saku

Gobiernunan di Merka, Hulanda,
Russia, Venezuela, Kuba a bin Korsou:
Laba, Laba, Laba, Laba,
Bati, Bati, Bati, Bati,
Djuglum, Djuglum, Djuglum
Dollarnei a sali limpi limpi
Ganishi sushi a bira gonoshi gonoshi kos atmirabel
Pourier sa di dje tempi ABN-AMRO
Ron Casseres-Gomes no a hole prome ku MCB a bebe
paso venenu finansiero a krese nan forsa riba
merkado hasi nan Super-Jolly, Jolly, Jolly.

Politikonan ku filosofia sunu a bisti

Podise nan ta bai drecha nan bida, realisa ku nan tabata robes.
Hunga den nos sen, esei ta nan promesa, nan ta sori di no komporta
paso ya nan tin mal nomber.
Barionan sklabisa ke tende boem sla ta kai.
Nervionan difisil pa domina nervio
amigu leon a kome e galinja ku tbt buta webi oro

Mi ta defende mi bario nan ta hanja dax den nan kara
Dunami bo ‘right’ Macay dunami bo ‘left’ Macay
Laga nan sa ku ta danki na bo talento ekstra-ordinario
promotornan di fiesta, komersio, banko, seguro tur a hanja un bida
No tin luga pa niun salbado di un baluarte, pasobra bosnan aros vishonario
pa alsa bida i salud di nos artistanan a kima i hende lo no kome boka ketu mas.
Nos no ta kakalaka, nos tin sanger ta kuri den nos kurpa.
Honra artistanan di tempunan aya i di futuro un bon penshun, seguro pa nan esfuerso di alegra almanan di Korsou

80 anja Curom, Z86, Periodismo di Plantashi

Un tersio yama Martien Verstraaten feu Ulanda titula su mes paragnostiko ku afinidat religion Afro-Brasilero Candomble a yega Kòrsou konkel mente di hende di klase haltu bisando ku e por yuda nan vibra mas haltu. Rondona ku misterio barata ela laga sa ku e si sa unda Nataly Haloway ta dera na Aruba i yen kos mas pa bende su kredibilidat serka e akademikonan hambra pa un pida bolo eksotiko di esoterika Afrikano. Na kwa emisora e chatiger spiritual a wordu risibi ku brasa habri? Aya na Otrobanda, Z86.

E parse un kuenta di fantasia pero ta kos ku a yega di pasa ne emisora pionero ku a ranka sali den anjanan 70/80 progresivo pero na kaminda a para bira un pantomina di prensa.
Z86 unda propagandistanan di e podernan finansiero, edukashonal tin nan sede antes e bastion politiko mediatiko dje 16 anjanan di partido neoliberal kristian PAR. Awe Z86-Mi-95fm, 88Rockorsou ku ta kai bou kompania mama Curom (Curaçaose Omroep Maatschapij) a hasi 80 anja. Motibu pa selebra podise pero mas un momentu pa analisa e balor ekstra di Z86 komo radio di notisia i programashon.

Durante 2009 e gera di opinion pa gana almanan pa bai di akuerdo ku rekolonisashon ulandes den e referendum a ‘hur’ dos studiantenan di Harvard ku riba ordu di e multi-miyonario Jacob Geltdekker i bufete di abogado VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne a skibi un raport pa grupo Si. Ta na Z86 prome por a skucha nan. Asina semper a purba di opera. For djariba ta harma un trampa mediatiko trata di planta opinionnan den kabes dje skuchado ku lo skohe e banda dje elite ekonomiko.

E radio di Lio ‘Paps’ Capriles ku a
usa e emisora pa santifika su reinado na banko Maduro ku maneho wisewas sosial neoliberal pero tambe di Leo Floridas e rei di yoga ku semper a bringa pa trese un balansa mas sosial den aire. Floridas tabata e soldat solitario na Otrobanda ku pa ya algu anja a taha Orlando Cuales diplomatikamente ku Z86 ta bezig di tene su skuchado bobo i ta boikotia e bos dje pueblo empobresa, e disidente politiko, e movementunan sosial progresivo anti-elite.

Orlando Cuales antes eks komesario pa Banko Sentral perdiendo tur integridat komo direktor di un emisora i pa periodismo en general. Sintando den Banko Sentral i manehando un radio ta deskwalifikabu di por kwestiona e sektor finansiero ku ta e ardu mayo pa ekonomia drei.
Ora hende basha nan litania kon presidente di Venezuela Hugo Chavez ta sinta pa 14 anja niun no ta puntra nan mes kombin na Banko Sentral tin un direktor ku ta fasilitado di labado di plaka i bon wardado di tur instituto elite finansiero ya sinta pa mas ku 20 anja. Z86 sigur nunka por a lanta kritika.

Gonzalo Cuales bosero di VBC (Verenigd Bedrijfsleven Curacao) i trahando komo moderado dje prome talkshow di Korsou: 21-21 mainta i periodista, lesado di notisia merdia. Otro imposibilidat ku un hende ku a studia periodismo den Karibe ku sa kiko ta su etika, por ta asina astuto di tog serbi un organisashon di elite komersial i na otro banda hungando su rol komo vigilado di sosiedat via prensa. Serbishi di dos dios na mesun momentu a komberti e rumannan Cuales den un duo den media ku ta super-inkonfiabel i no ta laga di duda kon nan a perfekshona e arte di ta un maton mediatiko. Tur esaki sin niun protesta, kritika ofishal di nan koleganan den media.

Z86 e skol pa Yves Cooper kaminda ela hanja su lesnan di reportero serka otro mago di media manipulashon Mariano Heyden i Orlando Cuales.
E luga unda Cooper mester a kita pasobra ela ninga di enganja pueblo, demonisa Anthony Godett lider di Frente Obrero Liberashon 30 di mei dia ku FOL tabata e menasa politiko pa PAR. Esnan ku no a rebeldia kontra mandato di Z86 despues a promove komo relashonista publiko of a kaba den sektor priva of gobiernu.

Durante e santu sakrefisio awemainta pastor Curtis Meris a trese dilanti ku un medio di komunikashon mester karga vishon pero mas importante amor. Bosnan karga ku kritika lo puntra nan mes kombin Z86 a bira den pasado e radio eskohi pa e notorio Pare de Sufrir e iglesia brasilero ku a mafia sen di hende? Ta sa delanta ku ta gengster religioso nan ta pero esei no tabata importa Orlando Cuales. Te plaka e ta wak hende lo konklui. Mas asombro tin pe hecho ku un emisora di trayektoria largu ku supuestamente a hasi asina tantu kos bon pa komunidat i tur anja un pastor katoliko ta trata di bendishone no tin ni un programashon religioso kristian pa anjos? Kosnan ku ni e hipokrita mas grandi na mundu por skapa di kontesta.

E emisora ku a keda riba frekwensia AM su bon ta ku bo sa ora e diosnan chiki finansiero of di kalke otro sektor ta papia einan bo ta hanja e chens di skucha kon nan ta pensa di desaroyonan di nan isla.
Un moda perfekto pa midi kon e nivel di odio pa bo mes identidat, kolonialismo nobo, klasismo, rasismo, seksismo, nivel di spiritualidat i tur otro asuntunan den sosiedat ta subi baha.

Tanten Z86 te sanktuario pa defende sistema kapitalismo sin mustra ku bo a arepenti di bo manipulashon struktural na gran eskala e lo keda chambuka den e zona di muribundu. E debilidat di wanta pueblo den ignoransia i purba di laganan alaba kapitalismo sin ke modifike ta desastroso. Proklamando bo mes komo e pionero den radio difushon. Ungi bo mes komo e profetanan di periodismo, e mesia di media sin
por a hiba e mundu di media dilanti hisando su kalidat pero si keda batie fini, yame kaotiko mal bruha ta lokwal nan mes a sembra, tesei ta nan herensia.

E anja aki den 150 anja di sklabitut i kolonialismo ulandes ta e periodo ku nos mester gara tur oportunidat pa kambio ku dos man. 3 di mei UNESCO e parti Karibense ku su sede na Jamaica a skohe Korsou pa ta amfetrion dje asina yama konferensia pa Dia Mundial di Libertat di Prensa (World Press Freedom Day). Un grasia brinda pa nos komunikadonan di media esnan ku tin kurashi saka poko karpachi for di nan kashi kuminsa ku outo-kritika i kana e ruta di skibi, papia, visualisa e berdat pe pueblo sin miedu. Neglishando esei nan lo wordu keda tipifika komo periodismo di plantashon. Hasi lokwal donjonan di kapital bisabu pa pueblo kere den dje. Zethesda den boki pueblo, un wega di palabra dje kas di kuido Bethesda pa hende grandi. Tin por hasta bai un tiki mas leew i premia nan ku e nomber Zatanas-86, ta na nan awo pa di berdat demostra manera Pastor Curtis awe a bedei den basilika Santa Ana: “Komunika ku amor pa komunidat kambia realmente”.




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–» Tin un lista di tur e lidernan ku kurason sosial ku Z86 a ridikulisa, boikotia pa laga papia?

–» Kiko ta e kriteria pa pueblo por evalua kon malu, bon, manipulativo Z86 ta durante e ultimo 25 anja?

–» Ki dia lo bin periodistanan nobo na Z86? Ta miedu nan tin pa traha pa Z86? E pos di periodistanan nobo a seka?

–» Dikon no tin un asosashon di donjonan di media?

–» Unda e organisashon di periodistanan ta? Ken ta kontrola kalidat di notisia i periodismo?

–» Lo yega un dia ku Mariano Heyden lo disidi kiko presis e ke ta? Un hefe di redakshon, un periodista serio ku prinsipio of un hasido di redu tras di un mikrofono na Z86?

Unworshipping The Media, Reversing Decay of Ethics

Since 1977 Curaçao has its national press day on the 1st of September. The original proclamation indicates very clearly that this day is to put emphasis on the role of the media, freedom of expression and to reflect upon it. A yearly assessment of mass communication experienced by its members and society it serves.

This written commitment during
its 35 years of existence to raise awareness amongst all media members, government, corporate
and social sector and the public in general hasn’t ripened yet. The 25 radio stations, 9 newspapers, 2 weeklies, 3 tv stations have various challenges to confront outside but foremostly inside their own outlets. Media patrons didn’t start out with
the noble intention to enlighten their communities by seeking truth and publishing it in all thoroughness
and purity. According to them its a business and in 2012 there’s little space for constant accurate fair reporting media which brings forth social change. Reporters, journalists, talk show hosts all of them blur
reality with their social-corporate and political affiliated views. Newspapers with bloody frontpages, radio news hours filled with bickering mud-slinging politicians or sensational
tv news bulletins are products of underpaid journalists, reporters without trade union representation trying to serve the public while enduring unfavorable working conditions. All these factors indicate how the media led by its owners
and their business interests have shaped a mediocre atmosphere full
of self-censureship.

Last year press day was like the previous ones, plagued by the fear
of analyzing their own flaws in the same manner they would examine and criticize their daily news subjects. Just a big happy family reunion day. No panel discussions on self-regulation. No debates on a code of ethics. No conference about the necessity of a Media Ombudsman, media ownership law or a modernized media policy improving their below average standards. Realization of secondary schools with journalism, media classes should be a prime
topic. Alternative economic models
to guarantee a genuine Curaçao independent media with decent wages, insurance and pension plans should be discussed.

The embodiment of self-ridicule is evident when in the recent past
press members allowed the biggest Curaçaoan bank Maduro & Curiel to pamper them on their day with a trip on a 18th century sailing ship in the bay of Santa Anna. Or accepting Blackberry’s from Digicel as a gift. These are subtle mediatic bribes preventing the media to report critically about the financial and commercial sector in a balanced manner which for decades led the public astray from financial literacy
in order to critically judge the performance of powerful financial institutions and consequently create
a catalyst for financial change.

The decay of the media comes in many forms. A newspaper which daily bread consists of court cases, crime acts and car accidents is a mal-nutrient for their specific lower, working-class target group mentally and spiritually. Politically biased radio talk and morning news shows manipulate their listeners by framing their daily programs according to the interests they serve.
Whether its tv, radio or print the root of the problem stays the same if you raise an audience without daily social, economical, financial, educational, cultural, spiritual programming. Politics from 7 am till 9 am. Politics from 10 am till 12pm. Politics from 12 pm till 2 pm. Politics from 3 pm till 5 pm. Politics from 5 pm till 9 pm.
That’s how you deliberately politically zombify a nation. Being hoodwinked on a daily basis by these media barons will never contribute fully to shape critical analytical citizens.

Demissionary prime minister Gerrit Schotte labeled the non stop criticism and incessantly political agenda setting media the overlords of a ‘mediacracy’ of course which he utilized without complaints before he became head of the new government. Some media personalities downplayed the existence of government by the media influenced by the powers that be. The undeniable fact is that a great amount of news is presented with minor content, sketching an image entertaining the audience with a pre-fabricated reality. A periodically media research should be a priority to determine the current state of the media, its performance, the various degrees of agenda setting culture connected to a valuable info credit rating for the public to select their reliable media of preference.

The few dissent media voices much needed to be heard have always blamed their own colleagues
including themselves that the
media is the main cause of most problems in our society. The continuous prominent featuring of non-issues to distract the audience
is a well known dumbing down strategy. A moratorium on this downward spiraled newsgathering form should have been enforced simultaneously with the birth of Curaçao’s 10-10-10 country status.
People are starting to realize that low value news editions are caused by artificial cutthroat competition and media mergers could form one big solid cost effective company with high quality news. To crystalize this you would need uniformity of thoughts and actions perhaps a top priority for the recently nascent Curaçao Media Foundation guided by veteran Extra photographer Stanley Ignacio to reestablish trust and loyalty to ethics within the media landscape.

Disrael Orphelin a communication expert explained the journalism integrity crisis as the following:
The moment more media outlets established through uncontrolled issueing of permits by befriended governments was the moment that director Orlando Cuales from Z86 a pioneering radio station felt its luxury life endangered and switched their ethics code.

Once a promoter of freedom of speech Z86 professionalized the tradition to censure certain sociopolitical leaders. Resulting into a new generation of ‘yes men’ journalists to survive and run a commercial media company. News coverage started losing more of its purity and that’s why Helmin Wiels from the independence party Pueblo Soberano copied a bottom up grassroots approach from his ex leader Nelson Pierre to create his own niche of unrestricted critical political theory news in a working class tongue. A gap in the market that he’s been filling for almost a decade.

Media, corporate world, union, religious players and politicians have all invoked demagoguery to gain an audience. So you would need fact-checking instruments, media watch advocates and programs to bring back and keep their integrity at a high level.

Dutch colonial rule also has left its psychosomatic mark on the media. Every time an issue presents between the Curacao and Dutch government you will have our minister giving his/her side to the story but 99.9% a journalist working for a Papiamentu speaking media will not pick up the phone and do an interview with a Dutch minister or press officer to clarify the situation.
Or when there’s a press conference, timidity among journalists prevents them from getting satisfactory answers on the issue in focus.
And every week there will be a “problem” between Curacao and the Netherlands so the question arises if its fear of proper Dutch language dominance or a post-traumatic slavery disorder that affects most media members (Dutch + Papiamentu) to take an assertive stance and demand declarations on concerning issues from the Dutch?

Numerous times Papiamentu media is inclined to leave taboo covered topics or politically sensitive cases to the Dutch media. (Locally financed and the Dutch public financed) A great deal of sociopolitical issues will reflect a melange of Dutch and ‘Krioyo’ pro Dutch power elite interests the strong ties censures the exposure of their wrongdoings. The relationship between Curacao and Netherlands is narrated as a modern pre-emancipation plantation novel. Nurturing and conserving a predominantly pro neo-colonial conscience veiled by cultural paraphernalia as a front to claim Curacaoan identity. The Dutch media never familiarized themselves with methodical decolonization news coverage undermining the mental transformation of their demographics, the middle and upper class Curacaoans. Fully supporting and consolidating the underdevelopment of Papiamentu media by their everlasting Dutch paternalistic media presence is a cloaked form of media colonialism. A full circle problem.

An other side-effect of Dutch colonialism is how we in the past have isolated ourselves from the region. Local media barons never shown any interests to inform the public what’s happening through out the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. Its this neo-colonial arrogance that limits our vision our opportunities to connect on all levels. At times the media makes people think Curacao is an island next to Holland in Europe.

Last October the first media, communication, journalism studies supposed to start but just like last year it got cancelled due to lack of interest. This year there has not even been attempts to try it. Media patrons are not interested in having newsrooms with academically trained journalists. Corporate, governmental entities and above all the good governance demanding Dutch government never took an active
role in creating an independent education journalism institute.
This hybrid hypocrisy is the main cause of this organizational media brouhaha.

Journalists should get out of their
ivory towers and learn from Bonaire. Mr. Boi Antoin chief editor for EXTRA newspaper a self-made journalist decided to pass over his knowledge
of the truth telling trade to those interested on our sister island.
Giving free journalism classes as
he sees the need of having a new generation of journalists to strengthen the quality of independent media culture.

Social media still hasn’t forced its breakthrough in mainstream media.
A media outlet will use a blog, BBM, Facebook or Twitter updates only if it fits their political, corporate agenda. Most of the time they are purposely blocking the development of social media reports. Because of its rapidly high aware making activity and its
raw unfiltered content it will remain
a threat to the established media
and therefore daily consulted, but isolated and censured.

The revitalization of a truthful media seems a losing battle unless practitioners abandon the hyper-ignorance, take up the challenge to distance themselves from the institutionalized malice news coverage machinery. May this critique be a step towards a new era of informing our communities.

Trint’i Mei ’69, 2012 E Deseo Di Frishidel Riba Lomba, Boltu Volkswagen di Mener Ketu Bai Tei

Desvelo di un busto di Wilson ‘Papa’ Godett un dje luchadonan historiko di 30 di mei 1969 mester a pasa den un gera di identitat, rasismo elitario skondi, politika fantochi di 40 anja pa den ougustus ’09 bira un realidat. Esaki ta e herensia dje bataya sosial, rasial, laboral ku te dia djawe no a wordu gana. E partido FOL (Frente Obrero Liberashon 30 di mei) a frakasa tur e anjanan pa buta e historia di nan liderasgo komo Godett, Amador Nita den buki, riba film of audio pa kumpli ku nan mes meta di konsientisa, independisa e yu di tera, konosiendo su historia di lucha pa igualdat.

Na 2009 tambe Stanley Brown a hiba un diskurso durante konmemorashon di trint’i mei organisa pa FOL. Eiden apesar dje politikeria personal pa motibu dje referendum di struktura estatal a wordu trese varios punto balioso: “Promé ku 30 di mei 69 no tabata eksistí demokrasia ni prensa liber na Korsou. Ku volmacht tabata kumpra míles i míles di voto. Partido Demokrat tabata donjo di dos korant i misa katóliko di esun otro. Poder ekonómiko, poder polítiko i poder kultural tabata den man di hende blanku. Religion tabata obligá i dikta nos di pensa manera nan a bisa nos ku nos mester pensa. Muhé kasá no tabatin e derecho di sera kòntraktnan. Diskriminashon i rasismo tabata reina i tabata opstákulo hende pretu yega na puestonan klave. 
Hende pretu ku eksepshon di un hende pretu, hopi bes Dr.Lashley, ku tabata ser usa pa tapa e bèrdat di e rasismo, no por a bira miembro di Rotary, Lions, Klup van Engelen, Golf klup Emmastad, Kabrieten o partisipa nan nan fiestanan. Eksplotashon ekonómiko tabata normal, un mucha muhé ku tabata traha den pakus tabata gana 100 pa luna, mientrastantu un mener di skol tabata gana 1200 pa luna.= 12 bes mas tantu. Sindikalismo no tabata tin e nivel di organisashon i poder ku e tin awe. Suèldu mínimo, lei di retiro no tabata eksistí. Tambú tabata prohibí. Papiamentu tabata ser menospresiá. 
Kasnan, trabou, ònderstant, bekanan, fiansanan di banko di krédito di pueblo, tabata ser repartí bou di famia, amigunan polítiko i bysidenan. 
Di e 20.000 hendenan sin trabou ta 600 kompinchi, amiganan íntimo di e diputado tabata risibí ònderstant. 
No tabata tin ni 500 kas pa pueblo 
Korupshon tabata eksistí na gran eskala sin ningun konsekuensia. Prison tabata pa hende pretu so. 
Parlamento tabata un rùber stèmpel i gran mayoria tabata ámtenar kobarde sin muchu edukashon. Kontrolaria general no tabata funshoná . Shell, huntu ku Banko Maduro, tabata dikta manera nan ke, i paga e impuesto ku nan ke. Nan tabata un gobièrnu den nos gobièrnu. Tabata reina un diktadura di partido Demokrat i un miedu pániko pa nan represayanan . Nan tabata traha leinan di e momentu na nan interes pa protehá nan monopolio i poder. Konosí tabata e hòmber ku e buki pretu ku tabata kana rònt den tur departamentu di gobièrnu ku tabata nota tur kos pa partido i ku tabatin mas poder ku e hefe. Polis i hustisia tabata e man represivo, vengativo, di partido demokrat. Si bo no tabata Demokrat bo no por a bira polis.”………………

“Nos enemigu komun ta e polítiko elitario pretu o blanku, e donjo di trabou pretu o blanku. E prensa kumprá. E religion diktatorial . E banko. E sistema kapitalista no sivilisá.” 

Merito di un lucha semper ta keda figo i no por dirti pero despues di sefta por buta interogatorio kiko a pasa ku Stanley Brown i su kompaneronan dje era ku nan no por a kristalisa e kambionan desea durante anjanan 60/70? Kiko tabata e grado di difikultat pa skibi, graba, filma e bida di Papa Godett, Mac Alberto, Emmy Henriquez i sobra pa eduka nos mes pueblo enbes di laga e forsa kolonisado skibi buki, thesis for di su punto di bista pa despues pa falta di nos mes esfuerso hanja nos forsa pa referi na nan historia skibi?

Kiko falta nos ku ta dura 40 anja pa buta un simpel busto? Aparente manera Amado Romer a bedei hopi bes kaba ku nos tin e malehempel di ta keda desgrasia nos desaroyo: Si bo no forma bo pueblo riba nivel di edukashon, sosial, politika, ekonomia, finansas i spiritual bo tei hanjabu den un Trint’i Mei garantisa sin of ku kandela.

Den siman lider sindikal di CFW (Curaçaose Federatie voor Werknemers) Sr. Boy Spencer a remarka ku tin muchu divishon, muchu sindikato riba kada sektor i e prinsipionan, e honor sindikal a kai den otro. E ta rekorda tempunan den pasado kaminda ta tin tiki mas respet pa trahado: “No tabatin kuestion ku kahera ta keda para i tur tabata hanja un stul nechi. Awendia por mira kaheranan ta para ocho ora riba nan pia i no tin hende pa defende nan. Suveco (Asosashon pa supermerkadonan) ta wak interes dje donjonan i no dje trahadonan….Dje otro banda gobiernu tambe mester enforsa leinan na fabor dje trahado”

Despues den e artikulo den Extra di 28 di mei 2012 e ta sigi borda riba kiko antes lo a sosode ku e aktonan terorista di parti di donjonan di supermerkadonan (red. Goisco, Centrum, Cost-U-Less): “Tempu tabatin sindikato mes, ta stul haltu ku bon spons bunita fura i no tabatin kuenta di para riba pia. Ta drenta ta drenta i splika e donjo ku no por keda sin duda i kos tabata kana nechi”

Miles di hende a bai laga e mundu aki kaba sin por a pasa nan eksperensha personal di 30 di mei 1969 pa un generashon nobo. Nos tin hopi kos di sinja ainda i nan memoria lo a yuda forma nos vishon. A sobra hopi di nan si pero nan no ta bai t’aki pa hopi anja mas. Gritunan ofisial lansa pa imprimi nan historia kolektivo mester hanja e kaminda pa kana birando un kos di berde tangibel si no nos ta keda presu di forsanan djariba den piramid di bida ku kiersa nan por papia pensa pa nos.






— Bo tabata sa ku na Emmastad tin un plasa Reggie Venloo ku mester a hanja un busto anjanan pasa i no ta wordu kuida pa gobiernu ni pa CFW of habitantenan?

— Tasina difisil pa skibi biografia dje luchadornan di ’69?

— Nan a bisa ku Benny Leitoe, i Kibbelaar tabata mas makamba ku makamba despues di trinti mei, berdat?

— Benny tabata ruman di Gaachi?

— Por hiba Shell dilanti wes i kobra danjo perhuiso si adapta leinan?

— Kwantu kantika tin riba 30 di Mei?

— Bo ta korda kon yu di Amador Nita a bira Soberano i na mesun momentu tabata duna respet na George Bush?

— E programa di 30 minut na Direct di Dr. Rene Rosalia pa krea e Yu di Korsou nobo lo prospera?

— Prome ku un programa paga kuminsa Direct ta bisa ku e no mester kwadra ku nan ideologia. Dus e emisora tin un vishon?

— Bo por lesa e diskurso di Stanley Brown http://www.24ora.an/content/view/7321/10/ sin kinipi wowo?

— 2019 50 anja konmemorashon, e bja aki kon e lo ta? Kiko ta nos deseonan. Nos por klara den 7 anja?

30 Di Mei 1969, Reliving A Revolt With An Afro-Curaçaoan Neocolonial Pimp Limp (?)

Dutch colonial alchemy is a Punda and Otrobanda inferno lit by racial and labor beef from an oppressed Afro-Curacaoan community co-instigated by Dutch and Jewish Creole and American entrepreneurs in the late sixties. Tolerated on the sly by the Catholic church except for a few with hardbody theology liberation character like Monseigneur Dr. Amado Römer described in his book ‘Kòrsou Den Siglo XX, Desaroyo di Un Pueblo òf Tragedia?’ ( Curaçao in the 20th century, Development of people or tragedy?):

“It has been foretold, that Curaçao would go through a nightmare never before experienced, but no one would or maybe could believe it. Impossible as it seemed, that explosion on the thirtieth of May 1969 was a changing point in our history.

The people of the sixties were not any more the humble and peaceful, submissive population of the beginning of the century. No social educa tio n had ever taken place before and everything looked like being under control of the rich and powerful. All of a sudden the rebellious young population and colored people did not accept any more humiliation. Among the leaders were laborers and others who were not satisfied with what was going on. Mostly those youngsters who studied abroad and had no direct contact with the local situation and experienced the aftermath of the Second World War in Europe, even some intellectuals and politicians, had shown a rebellious attitude. Earlier in the beginning of the sixties this had resulted in the formation of the U.R.A.-party (unity and reform going hand in hand). It may have been too early in the given circumstances. These courageous young men were the new mixture of people composing the new population (out of some 50 nationalities in the total of 145,000 inhabitants of the island).

The economy not aware of the changes in the world in labor relationships and with no real vision of the possibilities was still dreaming of times past as during and right after the Second World War. So the same way persisted, firing and hiring at will, no laws were conceived to protect workers and the situation grew terribly difficult as the refinery went on with automation and rationalization. It looked like the economy was paralyzed.

In politics the eternal play of submission and sometimes even abuse (not even legal action was always possible) dragged on and the influence of politics upon the labor unions seemed like the ordinary and usual way of handling the public. With the explosion that took place a breakaway of these unions made a new way of handling politics necessary. The first new Prime Minister and Governor and other dignitaries, members of the working class or their offspring, (often colored people) were now possible. The confusion, however, was still there, as people had not been educated for the new role they were to play, certainly not socially though technically they might be on a par with all others.

Religion remained as during the revolt, hidden in the rectories and the sacristies of the churches. The bishop who lost his home in the tire and the best kept archives of maybe the whole Caribbean, wrote a pastoral letter to all, asking for a total conversion looking to the needs of every member of the community and not so much looking for scapegoats, but this was not accepted nor even read by some of the clergy, who thus separated themselves from the community.”
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~How is it possible that political parties seated with a so-called emancipation consciousness refuse to pay radio/tv air time and dedicate special programming on this historical day?

~ Pueblo Soberano fearful to ‘fast’ their daily radio shows for a week and finance together with MAN, MFK a 30 di Mei Foro to stimulate our minds?

~ PAR, PNP neglected the people for years on this historic date, what is the exact difference with the new coalition?

~ PS, MAN, MFK and union leadership were given 18 months to prepare small but powerful biographies on various key players of the May 30 revolt but we ain’t seen nothing happening to respect, honor and educate our peoples about the lives of Mac Alberto
Amado Römer
Bebe Rojer
Papa Godett
Oscar Semerel
Mac Alberto
Boy Spencer
Willy Haize
Dixie Blaize
Emily Henriquez
Stanley Brown
Ewald Ong a Kwie
Amador Nita
Reggie Venloo
Hein van Sichem
Geraldina i Gutiérrez
Etc. Etc.

~ Walk your talk with a neocolonial limp trying to convince who?

~ NO ta keda NO te den port’i shelu berdat?