Jacqueline Hooftman

Current Rock of Residence:

Curaçao

Island Girl Since:

2002

Originally Hails From:

Amsterdam

A city girl turned island girl, Jacqueline never looked back. Life in Amsterdam, Brussels, and Antwerp was good for Jacqueline, but nothing beats Caribbean island life. Waking up to the sounds of birds, windows open, and starting the day under an ever-blue sky in a place where life may be tough but people remind you: Keep your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see a shadow.

As a journalist, she’s had the opportunity to explore, walking the streets, knocking on doors, and taking risks along the way. Speaking four languages on a daily basis – Papiamento, Spanish, English, and Dutch – she easily mixes up vocabulary, much like most residents of the Leeward Islands do, often resulting in funny wordplay.

She travels regularly between Curaçao and Sint Maarten, preparing to move to The Friendly Island, where new opportunities are awaiting.

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