Request for delay Caribbean guilder

Curaçao Finance Minister George "Jorge" Jamaloodin (MFK) will soon approach Parliament with an official request to postpone the introduction of the joint Caribbean guilder of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.

The minister said there are several reasons for the delay. The switch from the current Antillean guilder (of the no-longer-existent Netherlands Antilles) to the Caribbean guilder is expected to cost 20 million guilders.

The new currency was supposed to go into effect on January 1, 2012, but it's already clear this target date can't be made. The fact that St. Maarten is toying with the idea of dollarization also plays a role.

Considering that, there is no big hurry, said Jamaloodin, who emphasised that the Schotte cabinet has not taken any decision on possibly switching to the US dollar. He expects to present his proposal to the legislature within the next two weeks.

1 June 2011

Curacao Immigration card goes fully digital

WILLEMSTAD – The Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) is collaborating with the Government of Curaçao and Curaçao International Airport to switch fully to an online immigration card in a continuing effort to simplify travel to Curaçao.

Motion to transfer management law enforcement to The Hague

THE HAGUE–Separating management of and authority for of law enforcement in St. Maarten, and seeing if the Netherlands could take over this task for a period of five years to strengthen this sector, was the essence of a motion filed by Member of the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament Chris van Dam of the Christian Democratic Party CDA during the handling of the draft 2020 budget for Kingdom Relations in the Second Chamber last week Thursday.

Balie vestiging CuraƧao weer normaal geopend

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