WILLEMSTAD — Norbert George (38) has been recommended as implementation manager with the Ministry of Social Development, Labor and Welfare, where he will take care of the organization of the departments entrusted with employment. His appointment will be ratified in the Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
Norbert George will replace Humphrey ‘Pim’ Senior, who was sworn in as acting minister plenipotentiary in The Hague last Friday. Besides setting up the labor section in the ministry, George will be coordinating the activities of the other implementation managers.
His appointment ends on April 10th, when his contract expires. On that day, the nine ministries of the country Curaçao will begin – in conformity with the officially approved new administrative organization (nbo).
George’s appointment as implementation manager has a long previous history. He had studied Economy, Law and Social Administration at College The Hague.
In 2000, he took up his residence on Curaçao, and joined IMD Consultancy as senior consultant. He entered local politics as party leader of Ban Vota. In 2006, he joined the Democratic Party (DP). A year later, in 2007, he acquired a seat on the council as party leader for the DP. With that, the party returned to the Island Council of Curaçao after twelve years.
George remained the political leader of the DP until 2010. He left the party after a disappointing States election, and continued his activities as consultant. George is known as a critical thinker who does not avoid controversies.
He forced a break through or two regarding the environmental pollution of the refinery with his own human rights organization ‘Foundation Humanitarian Care. Years of court procedures had finally led to the refinery having to comply with the Nuisance Act, and the government being ordered to make sure the refinery did exactly that.