Marvelyne Wiels

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Marvelyne Wiels
Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao
In office
7 June 2013 23 December 2016
Monarch Willem Alexander
Prime Minister Ivar Asjes
Ben Whiteman
Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede (acting)
Lucille George-Wout
Deputy Anthony Begina
Robert Candelaria
Preceded byRoy Pieters
Succeeded by Eunice Eisden
Personal details
Born (1963-05-15) 15 May 1963 (age 56) [1]
Nationality Dutch
Political party Sovereign People

Marvelyne Fatima Wiels [2] (born 15 May 1963) was the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao between 2013 and 2016. In that capacity she was stationed in The Hague and was a member of the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom. [3]

Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao

The Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao represents the constituent country of Curaçao in the Council of Ministers of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The current Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao is Anthony Begina. The Minister Plenipotentiary and his cabinet are seated in the "Curaçaohuis" in The Hague.

The Hague City and municipality in South Holland, Netherlands

The Hague is a city on the western coast of the Netherlands and the capital of the province of South Holland. It is also the seat of government of the Netherlands and hosts the International Court of Justice, one of the most important courts in the world.


Personal life

Wiels was born on 15 May 1963 and is a sister of the murdered politician Helmin Wiels. She is a single mother of two children. [1]

Helmin Magno Wiels was a leftist politician, anti-corruption activist and social worker from Curaçao. He served as a chairman of Sovereign People and was a vocal campaigner for Curaçao's independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Minister Plenipotentiary

Wiels has received criticism for errors in her CV, amongst others relating to a MSc title, as well as the nature of her work at ABN AMRO. [4] Also her management of the Curaçaohuis, the representation of Curaçao in the Netherlands, which falls under her responsibility, was criticized. Criticism in the latter case was related to nepotism and harassment of her deputy. [5] A report of the Ombudsman of Curaçao [6] regarding the criticism resulted in a motion of the parliament of Curaçao "to immediately replace her" did not gain a majority. [7]

Curriculum vitae summary of career

A curriculum vitae, Latin for "course of life", often shortened as CV or vita, is a written overview of someone's life's work. Vitae often aim to be a complete record of someone's career, and can be extensive. They are different from a résumé, which is typically a brief 1–2 page summary of qualifications and work experience for the purposes of employment, and often only presents recent highlights. In many countries, a résumé is typically the first item that a potential employer encounters regarding the job seeker and is typically used to screen applicants, often followed by an interview. Vitae may also be requested for applicants to postsecondary programs, scholarships, grants and bursaries. In the 2010s, some applicants provide an electronic text of their CV to employers using email, an online employment website or using a job-oriented social-networking-service website, such as LinkedIn.

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is a Dutch bank with headquarters in Amsterdam. ABN AMRO Bank is the third-largest bank in the Netherlands. It was re-established in its current form in 2009, following the acquisition and break-up of the original ABN AMRO by a banking consortium consisting of Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Santander Group and Fortis. Following the collapse of Fortis, who acquired the Dutch business, it was nationalized by the Dutch government along with Fortis Bank Nederland. It was relisted as a public company again in 2015.

Nepotism is the granting of jobs to one's relatives or friends in various fields, including business, politics, entertainment, sports, religion and other activities. Nepotism is the act of using one's power to get good jobs or unfair advantages for the members of your family when the members of your family do not deserve it or may not have the right skill, experience or motivation. The term originated with the assignment of nephews to important positions by Catholic popes and bishops. Trading parliamentary employment for favors is a modern-day example of nepotism.

During the formation of the second cabinet of Prime Minister Ben Whiteman in November 2015 the Party for the Restructured Antilles (PAR) was willing to join the coalition if Wiels would resign. Wiels' party Sovereign People declined this request. The PAR was then offered the post of deputy Minister Plenipotentiary and it joined the new governing coalition. [8]

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The Party for the Restructured Antilles is a political party in Curaçao. Since 2016 it has participated in elections as the Partido Alternativa Real. With six seats the party is the largest party in the Estates of Curaçao, following the 2017 elections. With eight seats, PAR was the largest party in the first Estates of Curaçao, established in 2010 upon the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles.

Sovereign People Curaçaoan political party

Sovereign People is a political party in Curaçao founded in 2005, which became after the Curaçao general election of 2012 the largest party in the Estates of Curaçao.

A fourth report on the functioning of the Curaçaohuis under Wiels was highly critical. The report, and the fact that it had not been shared yet with the Estates of Curaçao, led to coalition parties in the Second Whiteman cabinet voicing severe critique in July 2016. The leader of the PAR, Zita Jesus-Leito, asked for the voluntary resignation or Wiels or else her dismissal by Whiteman. [9]

Wiels was succeeded by Eunice Eisden on 23 December 2016. [10]

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