Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Curaçao has not paid Coastguard Contribution 2015 yet

coast guardWILLEMSTAD - Curaçao has not paid its contribution to the Coast Guard in 2015. It is a large sum, more than 3 million euros. This is according to answers from the Dutch Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert to parliamentary questions.

Willemstad will now be addressed by the Dutch representation in Willemstad. The matter will be put forth to the Kingdom Council of Ministers if the island doesn’t pay, the minister said to the Dutch Parliament.

In 2010, the countries in the Dutch Kingdom agreed on contribution system. The Netherlands pays 69 percent of the costs of the Coast Guard, Curaçao 16 percent, Aruba 11 percent and Sint Maarten 4 percent.

Earlier it was announced that the Coast Guard was going through some major financial problems, mainly due to the low rate of the euro against the dollar. This disadvantage was also 3 million euros in 2015.

That year the Coast Guard was able to make it through with tricks and tactics in the budget for Kingdom Relations.

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