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June 11, 2021  WILLEMSTAD - The new cabinet of MFK-PNP signature will be sworn in next Monday, June 14. Both parties gained enough seats in parliament to form a majority in the March 19 elections. Governor Lucille George-Wout discussed the formation's final report yesterday afternoon with the political leaders of MFK Gilmar 'Pik' Pisas and of PNP Ruthmilda Larmonie-Cecilia.

The governor also discussed the final report of the formation with the formateur, Chester Peterson. George-Wout was informed about the formateur's findings with regard to the formation of a new cabinet.

The swearing-in ceremony of the new cabinet will take place next Monday at the governor's palace. The exact time has not yet been announced. Usually, a swearing-in takes place in the morning hours.

The visit to the governor was described as pleasant by Pisas, which included the resignation of several current members of parliament and the appointment of new members. The MFK leader states that the governor "doesn't think it is correct" the current way in which Parliament members submit their resignation, after which a quorum cannot be formed to admit new Parliament members, and that therefore talks have been held with the clerck of the Parliament and the Supreme Electoral Committee to find a way to prevent this.

In any case, the current PNP and MFK Members of Parliament who will become ministers will submit their resignations next Monday, June 14. Before that, however, Larmonie-Cecilia says, parliament will review and approve the credentials of the successors.

"Then the new MPs can also take the oath on Monday, before or after us, and continue the work of parliament," said the PNP leader.

Pisas, who publicly confirmed the names of the ministers of his cabinet for the first time yesterday, said he is "well aware" that his cabinet will face a major challenge.

“We know the situation is precarious. Otherwise, we would not be here now," said the incoming Prime Minister, who then indicated that the Netherlands was asked for time in adopting the laws necessary to meet the conditions for further liquidity support.

“We regret that this has been delayed. The fact is that a decision will be made on June 18; so we are now in an urgent situation, but we hope that we can find a solution soon or that we can ask for a postponement. We have not come to argue with the Netherlands, but to find solutions for Curaçao in mutual respect. We were not part of the policy that has been going on for years that has left us in this predicament. We must therefore now be given the chance to remedy a few things.”

The Pisas cabinet will take office on Monday with seven ministers: Pisas (MFK) as Prime Minister and acting Minister of Justice; Charles Cooper (MFK) as Minister for Traffic, Transport and Spatial Planning; Dorothy Pietersz-Janga (MFK) as Minister of Health, Environment and Nature; Javier Silvania (MFK) as Minister of Finance; Sithree 'Cey' van Heydoorn (MFK) as Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport; Larmonie-Cecilia (PNP) as Minister of Social Development, Labor and Welfare and Acting Minister of Economic Development; and Ornelio 'Kid' Marina (PNP) as Minister of Administration, Planning and Services. Minister Plenipotentiary of Curaçao in The Hague will be Carlson Manuel (MFK).

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September 7, 2021  NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most beloved and enduring characters in a prime era of television, died Monday. Williams was found dead Monday afternoon by family members in his Brooklyn penthouse apartment, New York City police said. He was 54. His death was being investigated as a possible drug overdose, the NYPD said. The medical examiner was investigating the cause of death. Little, a “stick-up boy” based on real figures from Baltimore, was probably the most popular character among the devoted fans of “The Wire,” the HBO show that ran from 2002 to 2008 and is re-watched constantly in streaming.

September 8, 2021 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Britney Spears’ father filed Tuesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled the singer’s life and money for 13 years. James Spears filed his petition to terminate the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court. “As Mr. Spears has said, again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter,” the document says. “If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance.” Judge Brenda Penny, who oversees the case, will need to approve the move. Britney Spears attorney Matthew Rosengart said in an email the filing “represents another legal victory for Britney Spears — a massive one — as well as vindication for Ms. Spears.”

September 8, 2021  NEW YORK (AP) — With Katie Holmes and Lil’ Kim on his front row and singer Marina on the mic high above his runway, Christian Siriano helped kicked off New York Fashion Week’s first big pandemic round of in-person shows Tuesday with a flurry of neon and lace-inspired in part by all the Italian women in his life. From ornate Gotham Hall, beneath a stained-glass skylight 70 feet up, Siriano’s commitment to size inclusivity was never stronger as he opened and closed the show with plus-size breakout model Precious Lee. She first walked in a stunning yellow trouser suit with wide loose pants and an asymmetrical jacket, a matching crossover bralette underneath.

September 7, 2021  VENICE, Italy (AP) — Paul Schrader knows he has a limited number of films left, so whatever he does from here on out is going to be for himself. At 75 years old, the writer of “Taxi Driver” and “Raging Bull” and director of “American Gigolo” and “Mishima” was even somewhat prepared to call it a day after his 2018 film “First Reformed,” for which he got his first Oscar nomination. He didn’t want to. He just knew it might be the reality. “I thought I would go back to this character again for about the fifth time,” Schrader said in a recent interview. By “this character” he means “the man in the room.” It’s Travis Bickle. It’s John LeTour. It’s Julian Kay. And it’s a formula he’s been working with for 45 years.

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September 8, 2021  -Stocks were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after a lackluster session on Wall Street, where weak jobs data and pandemic concerns weighed on sentiment. Shares rose in Tokyo after economic growth for the April-June quarter was revised upward to an annualized 1.9% from an earlier estimate of 1.3%. “Any feel-good factor was ignored, though, given the climb was less than half of the 4.20% fall in Q1,” Jeffrey Halley of Oanda said in a commentary. “Japan will be lucky to break even this year as the current Covid-19 wave will almost certainly have weighed on domestic consumption,” he said.

September 8, 2021 NEW YORK (AP) — There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting shoppers grab what they need and leave without having to open their wallets. Cameras and sensors track what’s taken off shelves. Items are charged to an Amazon account after customers leave the store with them. But there will be an option for those who want to shop the old-fashioned way: Self-checkout lanes will be available that take cash, gift cards and other types of payment. Amazon first unveiled the cashier-less technology in 2018 at an Amazon Go convenience store and has expanded it to larger Amazon supermarkets. But it will be the first time it has appeared at Whole Foods, a chain of more than 500 grocery stores Amazon bought four years ago.

September 8, 2021  BEIJING (AP) — An avalanche of changes launched by China’s ruling Communist Party has jolted everyone from tech billionaires to school kids. Behind them: President Xi Jinping’s vision of making a more powerful, prosperous country by reviving revolutionary ideals, with more economic equality and tighter party control over society and entrepreneurs. Since taking power in 2012, Xi has called for the party to return to its “original mission” as China’s economic, social and cultural leader and carry out the “ rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation.” The party has spent the decade since then silencing dissent and tightening political control. Now, after 40 years of growth that transformed China into the world’s factory but left a gulf between a wealthy elite and the poor majority, the party is promising to spread prosperity more evenly and is pressing private companies to pay for social welfare and back Beijing’s ambition to become a global technology competitor.

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