All about Budget

Cft Bonaire Sint Eustatius Saba
By Edition On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Has the Board of Financial Supervision been asleep or is it a toothless tiger?

THE HAGUE - The public finances of Curaçao, Aruba, St. Maarten and St. Eustatius are worse than in 2010 despite financial supervision. Bonaire has a balanced budget, but there are doubts about the quality of financial More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Cft Chairman Raymond Gradus on Curaçao: “Minister met most requests Cft, majority of objections rectified”

WILLEMSTAD - During its visit to Curaçao the Board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Cft) once again emphasized that sustainable measures are necessary in order to achieve a balanced budget once More...

By Edition On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

National budget approved by parliament without debate

WILLEMSTAD - After just two days of hearing the nine ministers of the government, the national budget for the year 2018 was adopted with 12 votes in favor and no votes against. The entire opposition was not present More...

By Edition On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Minister of Justice tackles overtime police

WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Justice, Quincy Girigorie indicated recently that his ministry will save more than two million guilders in the police force by tackling the overtime problem. In total, his ministry has More...

By Edition On Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

CTB to seek external financing for its master plan

WILLEMSTAD - There is no money to execute the tourism master plan. This became clear during the weekend when the Members of Parliament were debating the budget for the coming year. The government presented the budget More...

Curacao Government Center
By Edition On Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Trade unions demand higher Christmas bonus

WILLEMSTAD - The unions want a net Christmas bonus of 500 guilders. Now it is 135 guilders gross. The unions believe find that the civil servants have already sacrificed enough, the 135 guilds was supposed to be More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

New Cft Chairman Raymond Gradus: “Curaçao Budget 2017 developing inadequately”

WILLEMSTAD - During its visit to Curaçao, the Board of financial supervision Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Cft) indicated that the implementation of the 2017 budget was under great pressure. Revenue enhancing and More...

Age Bakker
By Edition On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Departing Cft Chairman Age Bakker: “New Curaçao government may combine budgetary balance with economic stimulus”

WILLEMSTAD - During its visit to Curaçao, the Board of financial supervision for Curaçao and Sint Maarten (Cft) indicated that the new government is facing the challenge of having to combine budgetary balance More...

By Edition On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

CFT approves St. Maarten’s NAf. 30 million loan request

THE HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG – The Committee for Financial Supervision CFT has approved the St. Maarten Government’s NAf. 30 million loan request for several projects, including the Pointe Blanche prison and the Tax More...

By Edition On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Parliament increases its own budget from 19.8 million to 22.6 million

WILLEMSTAD – Yesterday morning during the Central Committee meeting of Parliament, several agenda items were discussed including parliament’s own budget for the year 2018. One of the Members of Parliament noted More...