WILLEMSTAD, September 13, 2023 – Her Excellency the Governor General of Curaçao Mrs. L.A. George-Wout opened the new parliamentary year 2023-2024 on Tuesday, Sept. 12, with a comprehensive overview of the key challenges facing Curaçao.
Amid Complex Health Challenges, Curaçao’s SER Advocates for a Holistic, Stakeholder-Driven Approach in Healthcare
Willemstad, September 8, 2023 — In an era characterized by escalating healthcare challenges — from rapid technological advancements to evolving societal needs — Curaçao’s Sociaal-Economische Raad (SER), or Social Economic Council, has become a formidable voice advocating for comprehensive, stakeholder-driven solutions.
Constructive dialogue between SER and Curaçao Prime Minister lays foundation for ambitious Air Quality Bill
On Friday, August 25, 2023, at the initiative of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, an exchange of views took place with Prime Minister Gilmar Pisas. The discussion focused on the draft National Air Quality Ordinance.
On August 31, 2023, the Social and Economic Council of Curaçao (SER) organized a symposium titled ‘Advancing Inclusive Labor Market in Curaçao.
Willemstad, Wednesday, July 19, 2023, the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued an advisory opinion on the introduction of a deposit guarantee system in Curaçao. This advice was requested by the Minister of Finance of the leeward island.
“Targeted action now!”
Willemstad, June 27, 2023 – On the opening day of the conference entitled “Living longer, working longer: the sustainability of the pension system in the Dutch Caribbean,” Drs. Raul Henriquez, director/general secretary of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, spoke about the future challenges and sustainability of the pension system in Curaçao.
Willemstad, June 20, 2023 – At the invitation of the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, the Minister of Finance, Mr. drs. J. Silvania, last Friday, June 16, 2023, gave a detailed oral explanation of his proposed request for advice, which concerns a concept of a national decree, containing general measures, to implement article 39 of the National Ordinance on the Supervision of Banking and Credit System, also known as the National Decree on the Deposit Guarantee System.
Willemstad, June 20, 2023 – The Caribbean Guilder Project Team of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) gave a presentation to the Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao last Friday, June 16, 2023, on the planned introduction of the Caribbean Guilder, presumably in the third quarter of 2024.
Willemstad, May 31, 2023- ,,Labor migration remains an important factor in promoting an inclusive labor market.
Willemstad, May 30, 2023 – On Friday, May 26, the Social Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, represented by the Director/Secretary General and the advisors of the SER, received the board and working group of Adeck, the interest association for small and medium-sized enterprises of Curaçao.
Main theme introductory interview with new chairman SER Netherlands
Willemstad, May 23, 2023 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao issued today its advice to the Minister of Finance on the draft National Ordinance containing rules regarding a basic payment account for consumers (also referred to as the National Ordinance Basic Payment Account).
‘Working in the Caribbean’
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)
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).
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.
Sorting of material heritage at National Archaeological Anthropological Memory Foundation – NAAM
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).
During the Ibero-American meeting in Guatemala
‘In preparation for presidency of AICESIS’
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”
Finance minister stresses importance of modernizing supervision of gaming sector
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.
Board of prestigious worldwide association of economic and social councils approves nomination during ordinary session in Belgrade, Serbia
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.
International activities and labor market position of migrants in Curaçao: main topics of discussion
SER: ,,international impressions serve as input for promoting inclusive growth in Curaçao”
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.
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.
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
WILLEMSTAD, Sept. 23, 2022 – The Social and Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao today raised the colorful flag for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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)
Measure must structurally stabilize funds and secure pensions
Identifying challenges and opportunities
Involvement of social partners required for support and effective implementation
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)
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.
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
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
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
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)
On 10 July 2020, the Social and Economic Council (SER) established an updated Reglement van Orde (RvO).
COVID-19 causes an unprecedented unemployment crisis
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 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
The International Labour Organization (ILO) recently published a notice with the abovementioned title.
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.
Social coherence and Agenda 2030: don’t leave no one behind
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)
The progress committee that supervises the progress of the Growth agreement, paid a second visit to the Social Economic Council (SER).
The issuing of copies for the nomination decree (benoemingslandsbesluit) to the members based on the National Ordinance for Secondary Vocational Training and Education
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
SER Curaçao re-elected as member of the board to international association of social and economic advisory board.
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
presented to Prime Minister Rhuggenaath
During its preparatory meeting on Friday 23 August 2019
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
Many viewpoints at the mini-conference about Future of Work
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.
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
WILLEMSTAD, 2 april 2019 – In de aanloop naar de 108ste plenaire sessie van de Internationale Arbeidsorganisatie ILO
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
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
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
Willemstad, 25 January 2019 – This week, a technical delegation of the SER participated at the conference Social Innovation for Refugee Inclusion
WILLEMSTAD, 25th January 2019 – During the new year’s celebration of the website designer Kuki+KO, which took place last Thursday January 24
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
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
In connection with theme ‘Future of Work’, SER holds presentation on robotization in information services.
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.
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
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.