Xavier Prens new Permanent Secretary Economic Affairs

WILLEMSTAD - Xavier Prens is the new Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Development. As the highest official, he is responsible for policy preparation and the implementation at the ministry.
 
Prens (47) has been a minister plenipotentiary for Curaçao in Washington since 2013. He studied Public Administration at the University of Leiden.
 
A successor for his position in Washington has not been announced yet.

Kabinet verlengt steunpakket voor Caribisch Nederland

DEN HAAG - Het kabinet heeft besloten om het steun- en herstelpakket voor inwoners en bedrijven op Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius en Saba, vanwege het coronavirus, met nog eens negen maanden te verlengen tot 12 juli 2021.

CFT warns St. Maarten that loan is illegal

THE HAGUE--The Committee for Financial Supervision (CFT) on Monday admonished St. Maarten Finance Minister Ardwell Irion for issuing a loan on the local capital market without prior permission.

Saba and Sint Eustatius can submit court petitions through e-mail

SABA/STATIA - Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic it is currently not possible for the Court to travel to Saba or Sint Eustatius.