Published On: Tue, Apr 28th, 2015

Cooper: “Palm hides information on CPS”

Charles CooperWILLEMSTAD – The Member of Parliament for the opposition party MAN, Charles Cooper accuses the Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm of concealing information on the negotiations with the Curaçao Port Services (CPS) and his statements about claims that await the people of Curaçao.

Cooper indicated that the Minister had already gone to the government with a proposal to extend the monopoly concession in the ports with 25 years. “You’ve gone as far as to withdraw the decision of September 25, 2011 of the government headed by Schotte,” said the opposition MP.

“This is how you wanted to ensure that the letter of 1995 would come again on the table to give the CPC the monopoly again. Our party has nothing against the CPS. The give the local people employment. For our part they can continue operating for another 100 years, but it cannot be so that the government must ask them permission to develop other ports on the island. Just because of a letter from 1995 in which the government, three weeks before the election, gives the CPS the monopoly on the loading and unloading of containers in the existing port and future ports,” Cooper stated.

MAN believes that the new contract with the CPS should not contain monopoly or exclusivity and that the people of the island should get more financial benefits from it.

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