Tuitt: No payments have been made to Taxand

POSTED: 10/4/12 12:45 PM

St. Maarten – “No payments have been made to Taxand since I took office,” Finance Minister Roland Tuitt said yesterday at the Council of Ministers press briefing, answering questions from this newspaper about rumors that the ministry had paid 5 million guilders to the company to cover outstanding invoices.
Today reported on Monday that Taxand partner Judith Brewster submitted invoices for her company B&B consultancy to the ministry that far exceed its 17,500 guilders (close to $10,000) a month contract. One of the invoices even contained claims for a trip to a Taxand conference in Madrid days before the first Wescot-Williams cabinet fell in the Calypso-coup.
The Soab-investigation into the Taxand contract is almost complete, the minister added.
Tuitt remained non-committal on a question about a ruling in civil court on Tuesday that sentenced St. Maarten to pay $13 million to the TelEm Group of Companies. “I do not know which court case you are referring to,” the minister said. “We are involved in many court cases.”

Did you like this? Share it:
Tuitt: No payments have been made to Taxand by

Comments are closed.