Published On: Tue, Jun 14th, 2016

Tromp: “Articles in Dutch newspaper are false and fabricated”

WILLEMSTAD – According to the President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS), Emsley Tromp apparently he has become so important for the Financial Journal in the Netherlands that he has received their attention on a daily basis. But, said Tromp, these articles are false and fabricated.

Tromp reacted to articles that recently appeared in Het Financieele Dagblad (FD) in the Netherlands. According to the FD, Tromp is involved in various cases of financial mismanagement. Apparently he also helped his long time friends in the financial world.

Various Dutch Members of Parliament have also given critical declarations against Tromp. Some of these MPs declared that if there is a financial crisis in Curaçao it cannot be at the expense of the Dutch people.

“I have to say that we here in Curaçao have had a really good track record of thirty years,” said the CBCS President.

Tromp explained that there are no supervisions without failure. He mentioned the U.S. financial crisis of 2008 and the consequences for the Netherlands afterwards. The Netherlands has known various crisis with banks such as SNS, ING and DSB Bank. Many of these crises had consequences for the Dutch tax payers. “I have to say that here in Curaçao in the last thirty years we did not know any financial crisis or problems with our banks as in the Netherlands.”

When there was a crisis in the Netherlands, with all the consequences it had for the Kingdom, the CBCS did not choose to criticize as the Dutch Central Bank is doing now, said Tromp.

“What we did was actually positively contribute to the Dutch Central Bank. On my initiative the banks of the Dutch Kingdom came together to form a supervisory committee. We met, we analyzed  and worked together. That is why I profoundly lament that the Dutch Central Bank chose to take this path of criticizing me and the CBCS,” said Tromp.

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