WILLEMSTAD–The Prosecutor’s Office in Curaçao has received the complaint filed by members of the opposition party “Kòrsou di Nos Tur” (KdNT) against Finance Minister Kenneth Gijsbertha (MAN), Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten (CBCS) interim president Leila Matroos-Lasten and former candidate minister Neysa Schoop-Isenia.
Parliament faction assistant Carlos Monk said there is sufficient grounds for further investigation as enough evidence has been uncovered that indicate the violation of different laws by all three people, or by at least several of them.
KdNT filed the complaint with the National Detectives at the end of April. Monk spoke of a “macabre” plan within the MAN party, where their own candidate minister was double-crossed.
Monk also said there was a power struggle that had gotten completely out of hand between the Central Bank and the Finance Minister, and it has now become a public spectacle.
He referred to the way sensitive information about Isenia was sent to Gijsbertha from the top of the CBCS. “The latest developments are contributing to corruption and now these are acts of the Minister of Finance and the [interim – Ed.] president of the Central Bank; Institutes that are supposed to radiate trust and integrity have now proven to be corrupt,” he said.
Monk further pointed out that the screening process involves the Integrity (Candidate) Ministers Act and that CBCS as well as Gijsbertha have violated Articles 8 and 22 of this Act. Schoop-Isenia is also guilty of this, according to him.
“They all used information related to the screening process, based on secrecy, and distributed it,” Monk concluded.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/88050-kdnt-complaint-against-minister-central-bank