RACHNILDA JACQUELINE ADOLFINE ARDUIN
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 DECEMBER 1953
PLACE OF BIRTH: WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO
Dr. R.J.A. (Nilda) Arduin is a versatile professional whose experience and knowledge span several areas with specific focus on law, community advancement via laws and regulations made understandable and accessible, institutionally strengthening, and group training.
Dr. Arduin obtained her Doctorate in Science of Law in 1993 from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This achievement saw her tumble barriers and barricades and blaze a wide trail for other women of the Caribbean, in particular the Dutch Caribbean (then Netherlands Antilles).
Dr. Arduin's most recent distinguished post was that of Sint Maarten's first Ombudsman (2010-2018). She applied her skills and experience to this role with such passion and dedication that the newly minted Bureau Ombudsman of the micro Dutch Caribbean territory took on a leadership role regionally and internationally. Upon her request, she retired as Ombudsman with an honourable discharge by the Parliament of Sint Maarten in December 2018.
Over the years, Dr. Arduin has lend her educational, professional, and governmental knowledge in numerous positions, including second Acting Lt. Governor of the Island Territory of Sint Maarten and student counsellor for Public Management Master's Degree course.
Today, Dr. Arduin consults on various topics including law and institutional strengthening through training, via her consultancy bureau, Burofocus. She is one of the experts who delivers master classes to Members of the Sint Maarten Parliament and other such institutions.
Dr. Arduin has authored and co-authored several publications covering international Timeshare, constitutional law, political history, social and governmental policies, nation-building in the Dutch Caribbean with emphasis on Sint Maarten, and education.
Dr. Arduin was made an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau by HRH King Willem- Alexander of the Netherlands in 2019. This royal decoration is one of several accolades for her merit and dedication to her profession and her community.
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