Chairman at Stichting Restauratie & Behoud Slavendorp Savonet
Ergo D. Cijntje
Chairman at Stichting Restauratie & Behoud Slavendorp Savonet

Ergo Cijntje is a traffic and transportation specialist who did his studies in at the Dutch Institute of Science in Transportation and at the Traffic Science Academy, also in Holland.

After 27 years serving as a public employer for the Island Government of Curaçao he resigned and started his own consultancy in traffic and transportation matters.

It was also at that time that he started writing books, all of them cultural-historic novels, in which the reader is transported to former times in Curaçao. All of his books appeared only in Papiamentu, the native language of the island.

Living at Savonet, which was one of the oldest and biggest slave-plantations in Curaçao, he developed an interest in the cultural heritage of the island and he often wrote about it.

In 2009 he started a foundation – Stichting Restauratie & Behoud Slavendorp Savonet – with the purpose of repairing the slave houses at Savonet, which have all been declared protected monuments. The project is to be started soon (2018).