From left: Curacao CBS Director Sean de Boer, STAT Director Makini Hickinson, Dutch CBS Director-General Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi, Caribbean Netherlands CBS Manager Quintin Knuf and CBS Aruba Director Marlon Faarup.
WILLEMSTAD–The Dutch Caribbean Statistical System (DCSS) was recently launched at the first Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Caribbean Conference in Bonaire. The first president of the DCSS is CBS Curaçao, but the chairmanship will rotate annually.
The DCSS is a collaboration agreement between the statistical offices of the islands and the Dutch CBS. The purpose of this agreement is that the parties will support each other to optimize their statistical systems.
The directors and a number of researchers from the statistical offices of the former Netherlands Antilles islands and the Netherlands participated in this conference. The aim was to promote knowledge exchange and cooperation between the statistical offices on the islands and the Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
Dutch CBS Director-General Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi said: “I look back on a successful and fruitful meeting and hope that the CBS Caribbean Conference will increase the bond between CBS in the Netherlands and the islands in the field of statistics.”
It was the first time since October 10, 2010, that the directors of the statistical offices of the former Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands came together. During the conference the statistical offices shared their knowledge among other data sources, processing data and producing statistics on specific topics such as poverty and unemployment.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/64068-dutch-caribbean-stat-system-launched-at-cbs-conference