Duncan wants his own copy of Acts softwarePOSTED: 08/16/11 11:49 AM
St. Maarten – Justice Minister Roland Duncan wants to get control of the management systems that are currently under control of Curacao. Acts, a company based in Willemstad, designed among others a foreigners management system and Actspol, a police database.
“We are co-owners of the software,” Duncan said last week. “I need that software because I want to be able to manage it on my own. I have already had a shouting match about this with Minister Donner.”
Duncan hinted that the Acts software is user-unfriendly because, while most computers work with the windows 7 operating system or other user-friendly solutions, the Acts software is still bases on DOS – Microsoft’s first operating system that dates back to the 1980s.
Duncan said that Aruba has its own software as well. “I want total management of my own software and I will share whatever information has to be shared with others.”
Duncan said that, theoretically, Curacao has access to information about visitors to St. Maarten and that this could give the island and edge in for instance the field of tourism.