"Our primary focus is getting the St. Maarten branch of the Central Bank up and running."
The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams commented on the Prime Minister of Curacao Mr. Daniel Hodge’s comments that he will be discussing the structure of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) in the Hague in the coming week.
The Prime Minister commented that she had taken note of Prime Minister Hodge’s statement in the press regarding the CBCS. "This comes as no surprise, given the position of the Curacao’s coalition on the CBCS. On more than one occasion, we of St. Maarten have expressed that the monetary union between Curacao and St. Maarten is not working out as it was expected and supposed to. I also discussed with Prime Minister Hodge that like him, we too will evaluate the workings of the CBCS on the feasibility of continuing together or apart. For St. Maarten however, our primary priority is getting our "branch" of the Central Bank up and running, which means that our focus has been on having the bank’s budget and operations executed. Prime Minister Hodge and I have decided that once we have the information of the "evaluations" in hand we would meet about the way forward for the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten", commented Prime Minister Wescot-Williams.