Former judge nominated for seventh board seatPOSTED: 03/28/12 11:21 AM
WILLEMSTAD – The Government of Curacao is reportedly expected to approve the appointment of former judge and solicitor general for both Curaçao and Aruba Robert Pietersz to temporarily be the seventh member of the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten. Approval by the Schotte-cabinet will follow the approval for the appointment that was given by the Government of St. Maarten during its meeting on Tuesday.
According to Amigoe Pietersz was put forward by the President of the Joint Court of Justice Liesbeth Hoefdraad based on a request by Curacao’s Finance Minister George Jamaloodin. The Central Bank’s charter allows the court president to appoint someone if the two governments cannot agree on a candidate three months after appointing the three people who they want to serve. To date there is still no agreement between the two governments on the seventh candidate.
The Amigoe also reports that one of the Central Bank’s three statutory directors has written the supervisory board and said he was not part of approving the $150 million bond floated on behalf of the Port of St. Maarten. The current supervisory board chairman Renny Maduro would neither confirm nor deny receiving the letter and called it an internal matter.