Published On: Fri, Jul 8th, 2016

Jardim also wants integrity investigation top Central Bank

Jose JardimWILLEMSTAD - After the Minister of Finance of St. Maarten, Richard Gibson, it’s now the Minister of Finance of Curaçao Dr. Jose Jardim who wants an investigation into the integrity of the President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) Emsley Tromp.

Jardim also wants an investigation into the other members of the Board of the CBCS. The Minister announced this during the weekly press conference of the Council of Ministers. The Security Agency (VDC) of the island received a request from the Minister to perform this investigation.

According to Jardim, there are now two investigations, one from Curaçao and the other from Sint Maarten. The management of the CBCS was never screened, because when they were appointed it was not common. It will be done now.

Minister Gibson of Sint Maarten recently stated that he laments the rumors and innuendos about the Central Bank. This is the reason why he has asked for an integrity investigation.

Gibson indicated, and Jardim also reiterated this statement, that the Central Bank must have an aura of integrity. The investigation will have to confirm or eliminate these rumors once and for all. The law requires this screening and as a general step, this is a normal course of action. Curacao and St. Maarten jointly own the Central Bank and therefore this requires both Ministers of finance to act.

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