SER advice on review and repair of tax laws
Willemstad, March 23, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued today its advice to the Minister of Finance on the draft of the so-called “sweeping law” (veegwet)
SER Curaçao advises on renewed gaming bill
WILLEMSTAD, March 22, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued today its advice to the Minister of Finance on the renewed version of the draft National Ordinance on Gambling, abbreviated as LOK 2023 (Landsverordening op de Kansspelen 2023).
Introductory visit by new chairwoman Cft
WILLEMSTAD, March 21, 2023 – The new chairman of the Boards of Financial Supervision (Cft), Mrs. Lidewijde Ongering, who was appointed as of February 1, 2023, paid an introductory visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao on Thursday, March 16, 2023.
SER secretariat employees participate in CURA DOET
Sorting of material heritage at National Archaeological Anthropological Memory Foundation – NAAM
SER Curaçao advises on proposed revision of OB
WILLEMSTAD, March 3, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, in its latest advice, released this week, speaks out on the proposed new regulations that the Minister of Finance wants to introduce in the turnover tax (Omzetbelasting, OB).
SER-Curaçao emphasizes importance of renewed social contract at Kingdom level
During the Ibero-American meeting in Guatemala
Presentation to Council of Ministers on international role SER
‘In preparation for presidency of AICESIS’
SER receives ‘honorable mention’ as most innovative organization.
WILLEMSTAD, Feb. 1, 2023 – During the KUKI award presentation by website designer Kuki+Ko, held last Thursday, January 26, 2023, the Social and Economic Council (SER) received an ‘honorable mention’ for its website – as the most innovative organization.
SER on initiative law proposal of MAN-party in Parliament Curaçao to lower age of entitlement to adult minimum wage
“No objective nor reasonable justification for maintaining unequal financial reward for equal work performance”
Bill LOK explained in more detail in the SER
Finance minister stresses importance of modernizing supervision of gaming sector
Prime Minister and Minister SOAW give their views
Study on reassessment of advisory function of SER Curaçao
Visit by students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD, Jan. 16, 2023 – As part of their study at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (HHS), in which they followed a Minor and/or Major in Kingdom Relations, a group of 40 students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences are currently making a 12-day visit to Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire.
SER Curaçao: next AICESIS-president
Board of prestigious worldwide association of economic and social councils approves nomination during ordinary session in Belgrade, Serbia
SER Curaçao presents 2021 Annual Report
WILLEMSTAD, December 14, 2022 – ,,Building trust, cooperation and resilience”. That is the title of the 2021 annual report of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao presented to the government today. Prime Minister Mr. Gilmar Pisas accepted the first copy from the hands of Acting SER President Mr. John Jacobs and General Secretary Drs. Raul Henriquez.
Consul General US meets technical delegation SER Curaçao
International activities and labor market position of migrants in Curaçao: main topics of discussion
Global Deal Forum: Towards a just transition and Sustainable Labor Markets’
SER: ,,international impressions serve as input for promoting inclusive growth in Curaçao”
SERs Spain and Curaçao see added value in strengthening institutional ties
WILLEMSTAD, Nov. 16, 2022 – The Director/Secretary General of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao Mr. Raul Henriquez, together with Mrs. Miloushka Sboui-Racamy, legal advisor at the SER in charge of international affairs, paid a working visit to the headquarters of the Social and Economic Council of Spain (Consejo Económico y Social de España) in the Spanish capital Madrid on November 2, 2022.
SER Curaçao advises on proposed minimum wage increase
WILLEMSTAD, November 15, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today issued its advice to the Minister of Social Development, Labor and Welfare (SOAW) Ms. Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia on the proposed increase of the gross legal hourly minimum wage. The advice has been adopted in the plenary council meeting held last Friday, Nov. 11, 2022.
Acting resident coordinator UN on courtesy visit at SER Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 28, 2022 – The acting resident coordinator of the United Nations (UN) for the English-speaking and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, Mr. Dennis Zulu, a native of Zambia, together with his staff member and a local contact person paid a courtesy visit to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao this morning
SER Curaçao raises flag for SDGs
WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 23, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today raised the colorful flag for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
SER Curaçao advises on proposal to tighten regulation of lottery sector
WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 21, 2022 – On Tuesday, September 20, at the request of the Minister of Finance of Curaçao, the Social and Economic Council (SER) issued an advisory opinion on the proposal to make some amendments to the regulations regarding the regulation of the lottery sector in Curaçao, which have their basis in the Lottery Ordinance 1909 (P.B. 1965, no. 85, as amended)
SER advises on proposed additional 10% reduction of AOV and AWW benefits to non-residents
Measure must structurally stabilize funds and secure pensions
SER Curaçao considers study on impact of migration on labor market
Identifying challenges and opportunities
SER Curaçao receives debriefing on role of PAHO in health care reforms
Involvement of social partners required for support and effective implementation
Minister GMN explains package narrowing proposal BVZ in SER
WILLEMSTAD, June 3, 2022 – In a specially convened preparatory meeting of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, which took place on June 3rd, 2022, the Minister of Health, Environment and Nature (GMN) Mrs. Dorothy Pietersz-Janga, together with her advisors, at the invitation of the SER, further explained the draft national decree on the financial and control measures regarding the Fund Basic Health Insurance (Basisverzekering Ziektekosten – BVZ)
SER Curaçao joins the Global Deal Initiative
WILLEMSTAD, May 11, 2022 – Early this month, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao officially became a partner of the Global Deal, a multi-stakeholder initiative for social dialogue and inclusive growth – a global partnership of governments, businesses, employer organizations, trade unions, civil society and other organizations.
New Members SER Curaçao welcomed
WILLEMSTAD, 20 April 2022 – During a specially convened extraordinary meeting of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, held on Thursday, April, 14, 2022, at La Belle Alliance in the Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao, the recently appointed new council members and their deputies were introduced.
Minister of Finance discusses implementation of Country Package and Government Program Curaçao with SER
Willemstad, March 18, 2022 – At the invitation of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, the Minister of Finance, Mr. Javier Silvania, met with several members of the SER on Friday, March 18, 2022, to exchange views and opinions on the implementation of the Country Package and the Government Program 2022-2025
Introductory meeting SER and FTAC Curaçao
Willemstad, February 20, 2022 – Based on the mutual need to further expand contacts and enter into new institutional collaborations with supervisory and advisory bodies, the first introductory meeting between the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao and the Fair Trade Authority Curaçao (FTAC) took place on Friday, February 18, 2022
SER follows launching of ILO instrument for self-assessment
WILLEMSTAD/GENEVE, 15th of November 2021 – The International Labour Organization launched the previously announced self-assessment tool (SAM-SDI) today to help its member states improve the effectiveness and inclusiveness of their national institutions for social dialogue, such as the SER
President of Parliament of Curaçao meets with SER
Willemstad, October 22, 2021 – The President of the Parliament of Curaçao Mrs. Charetti America-Francisca (MFK) met this morning with the Social and Economic Council (SER)
SER establishes the updated Reglement van Orde
On 10 July 2020, the Social and Economic Council (SER) established an updated Reglement van Orde (RvO).
UN Secretary General calls for direct support to victims of lockdown measures
COVID-19 causes an unprecedented unemployment crisis
Virtual meeting deputy SG ’s AICESIS
On 8 June 2020 a virtual meeting took place at which the deputy secretaries general of AICESIS, the international association of the social economic advisory councils and similar institutions participated
The need for social dialogue dealing with COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic claims human’s lives, it puts an enormous pressure on the healthcare system and is causing massive economic and social disruption around the world
COVID-19 and the World of Work: ‘Effects and Responses’
The International Labour Organization (ILO) recently published a notice with the abovementioned title.
Presentation about employees participation by CAOP in cooperation with CGOA
On Thursday 5 December 2019, the Centre of Labor Relations Government Personnel (CAOP) in cooperation with the Central Organized Consultation for Public Affairs (in Dutch Centraal Georganiseerd Overleg in Ambtenarenzaken) (CGOA), organized a presentation about employee’s participation.
Regional network Social and Economic advisory board (CESALC)
Social coherence and Agenda 2030: don’t leave no one behind
Introductory conversation between Secretariats Cft and SER
On Wednesday morning November 27th, the secretary office of the Financial Supervision Board (CFT) (Curaçao and Sint Maarten; Aruba; Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba) paid a courtesy visit to the secretary office of the Social-Economic Council Curaçao (SER)
SER receives Progress Committee of Growth Agreement
The progress committee that supervises the progress of the Growth agreement, paid a second visit to the Social Economic Council (SER).
Official green light to ROA-SBO
The issuing of copies for the nomination decree (benoemingslandsbesluit) to the members based on the National Ordinance for Secondary Vocational Training and Education
Secretariat SER at Legislative Chain consultation Legislation
Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath, who is also in charge of General Affairs portfolio, sat down for the first time in the large meeting room of the Cabinet of Ministers in Fort Amsterdam with all stakeholders who are involved in the process of law making and regulations
Delegates of the SER’s of the Caribbean part of the Kingdom visit the advisory committee for migration affairs
A delegation of the Social-Economic Councils (SER’s) of Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten paid a working visit to the Advisory committee for Migration affairs (ACVZ) in The Hague
During the general assembly of AICESIS in Rumania
SER Curaçao re-elected as member of the board to international association of social and economic advisory board.
Council of Education and Labor market (ROA) established
The Secretary Office SER/ROA/GOA is responsible for supporting the ROA
Efforts of the SER Curaçao to re-activate regional network of social-economic advisory boards is reaping rewards
With establishment of ‘Declaration of Antigua, Guatemala’ and launching website CESALC
Annual report SER 2018
presented to Prime Minister Rhuggenaath
Highlights Migration Symposium 2019
During its preparatory meeting on Friday 23 August 2019
‘Cooperation on meaningful work’ main topic during introductory meeting with director/director CAOP
The Hague/Willemstad, 24 June 2019 – What makes work meaningful? Why is that important? And if it is so important, what can we do to cherish and support meaningful work? These questions were central during an introductory meeting in The Hague on June 20 between the Director/Secretary General of the Social and Economic Council (SER) Raul Henriquez and the Director/Administrator of the Centre for Labor Relations with Government Employees (CAOP) Philip Geelkerken
Advisers of SER/ROA/GOA participate in the master class Civil Service Law & Moot Court Civil Service Master class
Willemstad, 31 May 2019 – Two senior legal advisors, working at the SER/ROA/GOA Secretariat Office, participated in the Civil Service Law & Moot Court Civil Service master class
CURACAO LOOKS INTO THE THEME FUTURE OF WORK
Many viewpoints at the mini-conference about Future of Work
High participation in Migration Symposium on 9 and 10 May 2019
The symposium was opened by the acting president of the Social Economic Council of Curaçao, mr. John Jacobs. The Prime Minister the Hon. Eugène Rhuggenaath held an opening speech. The morning program was attended by the acting Governor, Her Excellency Mrs. N. Römer-Kenepa.
Roadmap for reinforcing cooperation between social-economic advisory bodies from the region
Guatemala City/Willemstad, 9 April 2019 – The need for sharing knowledge intensively, exchanging experience and strengthening institutional cooperation between the social -economic advisory councils from the region
ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION ABOUT ‘FUTURE OF WORK’
WILLEMSTAD, 15 March 2019 – On Thursday 14th March 2019, in the meeting room of the Social and Economic Council (SER) at the Ansinghstraat
PAR-fraction gives explanation to the SER on initiative law proposal concerning prohibition of intimidation and sexual intimidation
WILLEMSTAD, 15 February 2019 –This morning, in a preparatory meeting, on invitation of the Social and Economic Council (SER), the PAR fraction of Parliament
In the framework of Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2019 Caribbean
WILLEMSTAD, 8 February 2019 – This week, the Social Economic Council started a strategic partnership with the organizers of the Road to Global Entrepreneurship (GES) Summit 2019 Caribbean
Cooperation means success: the Swedish multi stakeholder model for migrants
Willemstad, 31January 2019 – As previously reported on 24th and 25th January 2019, a technical delegation of the SER Curaçao participated at the Conference Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion in Brussels
Participation SER at conference about migration policy
Willemstad, 25 January 2019 – This week, a technical delegation of the SER participated at the conference Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion
Website SER winner of Kuki-award 2018
WILLEMSTAD, 25th January 2019 – During the new year’s celebration of the website designer Kuki+KO, which took place last Thursday January 24
Working group Future of AICESIS
Brussels, 8 January 2019 – With regard to the preparation for the annual Board Meeting of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS)
Technical Delegation of Economic and Social Council of Curaçao pays courtesy-visit to Consul-General of China
On the 28th of December 2018 a technical delegation of the Economic and Social Council (SER) of Curaçao, consisting of the Director/Secretary General Mr. Raul Henriquez and the senior policy/legal advisor,Mrs. Miloushka Sboui-Racamy, paid a courtesy-visit to the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Willemstad
SER advice on public bus transport
The Social-Economic Council (SER) provides this solicited advice at the request of the Government of Curaçao (GoC), which was received on the 6th of July 2018
SER gives presentation on robotisation in the provision of information
In connection with theme ‘Future of Work’, SER holds presentation on robotization in information services.
Presentation SER to the Council of Ministers
At the invitation of Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath, a delegation from the Social and Economic Council (SER) made a presentation to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.
Handing over of the Annual Report Social-Economic Council 2017 to Prime Minister
The Economic and Social Council presented its 2017 Annual Report at a formal meeting with the Prime Minister also Minister of General Affairs, Mr. E. Rhuggenaath.
The technical delegation of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao and Sint Maarten agreed to strengthen the institutional cooperation
Strengthening the working relationship on institutional level and jointly organizing lectures, symposia and workshops on social-economic themes which are current and relevant for the Caribbean countries within the Kingdom
SER Sint Maarten meets with representative of SER Curacao
HARBOR VIEW— On Monday April 3rd, 2018 the Secretary-General (SG) of the Social Economic Council Curaçao, Mr. Raul Henriquez M.A., paid a courtesy visit to the Social Economic Council (SER) Sint Maarten.