James nominated as Navarro’s replacement

POSTED: 07/8/11 1:30 PM

Chairmanship discussion continues

WILLEMSTAD\GREAT BAY – Curacao’s Council of Ministers have nominated 57-year-old attorney Lincoln James to replace Nelson Navarro on the Supervisory Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten. James was nominated by the MAN party and accepted by the wider cabinet. He will now have to take the oath before Curacao’s Governor Frits Goedgedrag and St. Maarten’s Governor drs Eugene Holiday.

James was born in Aruba, but has worked for years in Curacao. He graduated from the University of the Netherlands Antilles in 1987 with a degree in law. He then studied Tax Law at the University of Leiden with a focus on indirect taxes. In 1990 he participated in a post-graduate in Customs and Excise Duty at the Financial Training Institute in The Hague. He’s also followed other training courses since then.

James worked at the Customs Department in Aruba and Curacao between 1973 and 1987. Between 1983 and 1996 he served as Inspector of Taxes for the Netherlands Antilles and was involved in the creation of numerous laws on the Customs field. He was also part of the creation of Curacao’s sales tax.

James started his own law firm in 1996 and was legal advisor to the Consumer Foundation. He was also Chairman of the Rent Committee, is part of Gideon International which distributes Bibles and is a minister in the Methodist Church.

James’ appointment means the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank is almost complete as discussions are continuing over who will serve as Chairman. The Government of Curacao has proposed Rudsel Sophia and the Government of St. Maarten has proposed Martin Hassink

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