UTS must give answers on CTEX
WILLEMSTAD – The recent reports about the allegations that the Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX) has provided incomplete or incorrect information about client commitments to CTEX to get financing is becoming a major issue for the government and the business sector on the island.
President of the Chamber of Commerce, Billy Jonkheer, who is also member of CTEX’s supervisory board representing companies with shares in the technology center, said that he was shocked when he heard about it. Minister of Traffic and Transportation, Earl Balborda also reacted the same way. The minister even indicated that UTS, which is also a shareholder, must give answers to these allegations.
According to Jonkheer if this news is true, it could be devastating for Curaçao. Jonkheer also believes that the data center is a good business for the island. The board member indicated that someone at the top of the technology center must step aside to facilitate the sale and also the further development of the company.
Minister Balborda hopes that the allegations are not true. “If they are, then we have a serious problem. UTS must give answers this week,” said the minister.
Image: Billy Jonkheer