On 31 August 2015, His Excellency Bernard D. Whiteman took office as the new Prime Minister of Curaçao. Dr. Whiteman has been active in the local medical field for a very long time. Originally, he is a general practitioner and is considered to be one of the experts in the health field in Curaçao.
On the 31st of August 2015, Dr. Whiteman became the Prime Minister of Curaçao, taking over the responsibilities of his predecessor Mr. Ivar Asjes. As such, he is in charge of the Ministry of General Affairs and Foreign Relations whilst remaining at the same time the Minister of Health, Environment and Nature of Curaçao.