(Curaçao, 1962) is the authorized minister of the Dutch Antilles since July 2003. He studied at the Agricultural University of Wageningen and graduated in Tropical plant cultivation, Entomology, Soil fertility and Marketing. After that he returned to Curaçao and worked for various companies in the agricultural sector. There he set up several companies. From 1998 to 2001 he was minister of Trafic and Transportation for the Antilles. Following that he became a member of the Dutch Antillean States and a member of the Island council of Curaçao.
Archive available for: Maurice Adriaens
Seldom was the relationship between The Netherlands and the Antilles so turbulent as now. Just in the year the Dutch Kingdom Charter celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In this charter, the relationship between Holland and its colonies was formalized. The Antillian writers Barche Baromeo (Curaçao) and Lasana M. Sekou (Sint Maarten) have clear opinions on what this relationship should be in the future. They discuss the future of the kingdom with the authorized Antillian minister Maurice Adriaens and his predecessor Carel de Haseth and Vivien Calmez, together with the audience. The debate is led by Ruben Severina. English/Dutch spoken.