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Curacao wants its own central bank
Published on April 3, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Prime minister of Curacao Ivar Asjes and his St Maarten counterpart Sarah Wescot-Williams

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao -- The most important resolution to come out of a recent meeting between the prime ministers of Curacao and St Maarten -- Ivar Asjes and Sarah Wescot-Williams – along with their ministers of finance is that Curacao wants its own central bank.

Both countries agreed to start an independent effort to realize this objective. Both islands have had a joint central bank since 2010. They should have also introduced a new currency, the Caribbean guilder.

However, this plan has not been executed yet. As long as both countries have one central bank, the current Netherlands Antillean guilder remains the sole legal tender.

Republished with permission of the Curacao Chronicle
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