Dutch Caribbean PMs to strive for stronger ties | THE DAILY HERALD

Prime Ministers Leona Martina-Romeo (St. Maarten), Eugene Rhuggenaath (Curaçao) and Evelyn Wever-Croes (Aruba) and other representatives at the Dutch Caribbean Countries Tripartite Meeting.

WILLEMSTAD/POND ISLAND–Prime Minister Leona Martina-Romeo joined fellow Prime Ministers Eugene Rhuggenaath (Curaçao) and Evelyn Wever-Croes (Aruba) for Dutch Caribbean Countries Tripartite Meeting held in Curaçao on Monday.

The meeting focus was the three countries within the Dutch Kingdom standing “strong together”.

High on the agenda were the impact of the crisis in neighbouring Venezuela and financial supervision by the Netherlands. These two topics are impacting the three islands’ economies and finances. Also discussed by the government representatives were the Social Economic Council Symposium on Migration, the Overseas Countries and Territories Association (OCTA), integrity and anticorruption matters, and digitalisation of government services.

While in Curaçao, Romeo-Marlin also attended the Saba Bank General Shareholder Meeting to discuss the way forward with the other shareholders in the company – Curaçao, the Caribbean Netherlands and the Netherlands.

The St. Maarten delegation also met with University of Curaçao for discussions about building further cooperation specifically in the field of law. Touched on in the meeting was the possibility of persons in St. Maarten being able to follow legal courses via a virtual academy, the legal translation of laws from Dutch into English and finalising the memorandum of understanding between University of Curaçao and University of St. Martin.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/88479-dutch-caribbean-pms-to-strive-for-stronger-ties