• • Curaçao is part of The Netherlands Antilles, which in turn belongs to the Kingdom of The Netherlands. The government is a parliamentary democracy, based on aspects like freedom of association, the right to form political parties, freedom of the press and freedom of speech. The Netherlands Antilles (where curacao is part of) has two levels of governments. The first is the central governement (federal). This includes police, communications, taxation, public health, education, economic control, labor regristration, money and banking and establishment of enterprises. The second is the island governement. This government is responsible for the island affairs. The Island Government is responsible for the island territory affairs; it manages its own territorial affairs and has theernement is responsible for infrastructure, harbors, etc. and has the power to enacht laws.