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[Curacao] Little progress CAA was reason for director to resign

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[Curacao] Little progress CAA was reason for director to resign

Unread post by bimjim » Tue Oct 02, 2018

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[Curacao] Little progress Civil Aviation Authority was reason for director to resign
Mon, Oct 1st, 2018

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Personal reasons, says the Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, Zita Jesus-Leito, as the reason for the early departure of director Hans de Jong of the Curacao Civil Aviation Authority, CCAA.

It was clear that De Jong could not make much progress because too little money and too few staff are available. Within the sector, it is said that this is the actual reason for De Jong's departure.

An important process that is currently being worked on within the CCAA is, among other things, the US Federal Aviation Administration's trajectory to bring our island from category 2 to category 1. Furthermore, the CCAA is preparing for the audit of the International Civil Aviation Organization next September.

In a press conference at the beginning of June, Jesus-Leito said that more money and staff would be made available, but to date, nothing has come of it. The minister confirmed this during a recent press conference.

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Re: [Curacao] Little progress CAA was reason for director to resign

Unread post by bimjim » Tue Oct 02, 2018

The time has come to speak about the Emperor's New Clothes.

So many Director-Generals come and gone in the Curacao CAA in so little time suggests to me that the competence of the individuals was not the problem. Certainly there were some very good - and proven - people who passed through those doors in the last five years, so - while those most honourable people would not say so themselves - the most likely problem facing Curacao's lack of progress towards Category One is politics and political interference.

Every CAA is supposed to be 100% clear of political influence; If Ministers are continually forcing their political directions onto D-Gs and/or (for ANY reason) with-holding any of the funds necessary for them to make the changes necessary, then NOTHING will happen, because one of the major ICAO/IASA tests for Category One is freedom from ANY political influence.

And so it goes. Don't stop the Carnival, because somebody on high will lose their kick-backs - and we can't allow THAT to happen (can we?).

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