Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

Report Central Bank in parliament

ParliamentWILLEMSTAD – The PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) report on the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten (CBCS) is on the agenda of a public meeting of parliament, at the request of the MFK faction. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Jose Jardim was invited to be part of this meeting.

The meeting follows a request from the MFK faction in parliament on November 10 of last year. The reason for the request was to get clarity from the Minister of Finance on why it took so long for parliament to receive the report on the CBCS.

Jardim had sent a summary of the report to parliament on that same day. It was a sanitized version, which was also sent to the press.

The researchers indicated in this report that there has been an impasse in the Central Bank since the new constitutional change of October 10, 2010. They also indicated that decisions are not collegially made within the bank and that the President is the one who ultimately makes the decisions.

MPs were also able to see the actual report for inspection. For this, the parliamentarians had to register and under the watchful eye of a lawyer from the Ministry of Finance, they were able to see the report.

Previously, the President of Parliament, Marcolino 'Mike' Franco indicated that the meeting of parliament on this topic could not take place until all MPs had the opportunity to see this document. Meanwhile, this process is over and the meeting has started at 9 this morning.

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