Dutch parliament backs up conditions for liquidity support

Raymond Knops

THE HAGUE – Members of the Dutch parliament support the conditions State secretary Drs. Raymond Knops has imposed on Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten for the provision of liquidity support, but some parliamentarians doubt that the countries will be able to repay the interest-free loans. The Minister Plenipotentiary of Curacao, Anthony Begina attended More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Knops: “Countries cannot support their own autonomy”

PHILIPSBURG – “Once more we see now what was already clear for a longer period of time: the countries cannot support their own autonomy.” That explosive remark comes from a letter State Secretary Drs. Raymond More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, May 17th, 2020

Raymond Gradus reappointed as Cft chairman

Den Haag – As per July 1st, 2020 prof. dr. Raymond Gradus will be reappointed for a three-year term as chairman of the Board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the Board of financial supervision More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020

Dutch national bank to become watchdog of CBCS

PHILIPSBURG – The government of Curacao and the Central Bank (CBCS) will have to provide the Dutch National Bank (DNB) with a broad insight into the situation in the financial sector and into potential losses, More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, May 15th, 2020

Knops maintains: Solidarity is a two-way street

THE HAGUE – “The vulnerability of the economies of the Caribbean islands is significant, not only because of the dependency on tourism but – in the case of St. Maarten – also because of the aftermath of More...

Red Cross officials St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten

~ The Government of The Netherlands has asked the Red Cross to coordinate the humanitarian aid for Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten ~ PHILIPSBURG — The consequences of the corona pandemic can be felt everywhere. More...

The Bottom, Saba
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Netherlands subsidizes electricity and drinking water on the BES islands

PHILIPSBURG – Utility customers on Saba, St. Eustatius and Bonaire are exempted from paying the fixed tariff for electricity and water until next year. The Dutch government has reduced the rate to zero to More...

Central Bank building Curacao Scharloo
By The Publisher On Monday, May 4th, 2020

Central Bank warns against solidarity tax

WILLEMSTAD – The government’s plan to impose a solidarity tax on all income above the ceiling for healthcare and accident insurance premium (5,781 guilders or $3,230) will have a negative effect on the economy More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Versterking van de politiemacht en het grenstoezicht op St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – 48 mariniers die afgelopen vrijdag aan boord van het marineschip Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman naar St. Maarten kwamen, worden vanaf vandaag ingezet bij de bewaking van grenzen en handhaving van de openbare More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 24th, 2020

Dutch support for vulnerable citizens (UPDATED with Video)

THE HAGUE – The Netherlands made €16.5 million ($17.82 million or around 32 million guilders) available on Friday in immediate assistance for the most vulnerable citizens in St. Maarten, Curacao, Aruba and More...