All about Monetary Union

By Edition On Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Dysfunctional union Curaçao & St. Maarten

On 16 February 2018, the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Union (ECCU) convenes for the 90th time. The ECCU was born in 1983 to assist members with their financial and economic development agenda More...

Sarah Wescott-Williams
By Edition On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Sarah: Monetary union’s fate must not be left to ‘political winds of day’

PHILIPSBURG - “The fate of the monetary union should not be left up to the ‘political winds of the day,’ but now that calm seems to be returning somewhat, is the time to decide; how further and for how long,” More...

Central Bank
By Edition On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Disappointing economic performance in the monetary union during the third quarter of 2016

WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – According to the Quarterly Bulletin of the Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten, the economic performance in the monetary union was disappointing during the third quarter of 2016. More...

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By Edition On Friday, February 10th, 2017

Waning hope for monetary union Sint Maarten – Curaçao

In 2008 I vehemently objected to the decision to have a monetary union between Sint Maarten and Curaçao in anticipation of the political dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles (consisting of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, More...

Central Bank
By Edition On Friday, December 30th, 2016

Central Bank: “Monetary union Curaçao and Sint Maarten

WILLEMSTAD - Balance of payments developments. According to estimates of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, the deficit on the current account of the balance of payments widened in 2016 compared to More...

Curacao votes
By Edition On Monday, August 15th, 2016

New ‘yes’ or ‘no’ referendum in Curaçao could have impact for Sint Maarten

A group in Curaçao is calling for a new constitutional referendum. They say the Transparency International (TI) report shows public funds were misused to promote the “Yes” answer in 2009 regarding the negotiated More...

Central Bank
By Edition On Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Mixed growth in the monetary union

Curaçao expanded, Sint Maarten contracted WILLEMSTAD/PHILIPSBURG – “The government of Curaçao has embarked on a path of reducing the costs of the government apparatus and the social insurances while stimulating More...

Central Bank
By Edition On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Monetary union diverges in first quarter of 2015

Curaçao contracts further, while Sint Maarten modestly expands WILLEMSTAD, PHILLIPSBURG -  “Developments diverged in the monetary union of Curaçao and Sint Maarten during the first quarter of 2015,” the More...

Jose Jardim
By Edition On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Jardim: Research monetary union is not a priority

WILLEMSTAD – According to the Minister of Finance, Dr. Jose Jardim, the research into the functioning of the monetary union between Curaçao and Sint Maarten is currently not a priority for the government. The More...