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III. Quality of Life


Curaçao will have quality of life with a social and spiritual “conscience”, a healthy lifestyle and respect for our natural environment and with a unified concern for community enhancement.


  • A.

    Norms and values

    • 1.

      In order to give life meaning, promote human and spiritual values.

    • 2.

      Commit to excellence and quality in all sectors of the community.

    • 3.

      Change all sectors of the community from a confrontation mode to one favoring dialogue.

    • 4.

      Create and maintain a code of behavior for our leaders and for the media.

    • 5.

      Maintain a strong relationship between norms and performance on an age appropriate basis.

    • 6.

      Provide better sexual education at an early age.

    • 7.

      Quit seeing our negative points behavior as part of our culture.

    • 8.

      Stop violence in movies and media and stop commercial advertising that stimulates materialism in our youth

    • 9.

      Encourage the media to focus on positive issues.

    • 10.

      Eliminate discrimination based on gender, race, religion and social class.

  • B.


    • 1.

      Prevent, reduce and combat crime; eliminate drug abuse, violence in families and crime by youth.

    • 2.

      Provide more police officers in the neighborhoods.

    • 3.

      Increase jail time (such as 3 strikes and you are in for a long time).

    • 4.

      Rehabilitate prisoners.

    • 5.

      Make parents more responsible for their children’s criminal actions.

  • C.


    • 1.

      Upgrade the neighborhoods’ physical infrastructure; environment; social, cultural and recreational activities; and housing. Let the neighborhood organizations share the decision making, ownership and responsibility for development and maintenance. Create comprehensive community facilities through the use of new facilities, rehabilitated facilities and school facilities to use for learning, social, cultural and recreational activities.

    • 2.

      Promote sports among the youth to prevent crime in the neighborhood.

    • 3.

      Develop a community watch system in each neighborhood and teach people what they must do to prevent crime.

    • 4.

      Strengthen family relations.

    • 5.

      Enforce laws that regulate noise, air, soil and water pollution.

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