Published On: Fri, Aug 12th, 2016

Return Tromp as President Central Bank in doubt

Jose JardimWILLEMSTAD – The Minister of Finance Dr. Jose Jardim will intervene in the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) now that its President Emsley Tromp is suspected of money laundering and tax evasion.

The Minister made this announcement last night. According to the Minister, the criminal investigation into Tromp, even though it is in the private sphere, could have a potentially significantly negative impact on the reputation of the Central Bank.

“The latest developments are forcing the Minister to intervene in order to restore the integrity of the highest financial institution of the island. It is also important to safeguard the stability of the financial system,” said the Minister of Finance.

Jardim will talk to his Sint Maarten counterpart Minister Richard Gibson to inform him about the process that he will put in motion to safeguard the reputation of the Central Bank. What this process is exactly is not yet known, but sources indicate that the return of Emsley Tromp as the President of the Central Bank is in doubt. The CBCS announced yesterday through an official statement, that Tromp will be on vacation for the sake of the investigation.

The Minister did promise that he will keep everyone informed about the process.

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