Minister Plenipotentiary Fleming-Artsen receives courtesy visit from new Cft Secretary Twisk

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Minister Plenipotentiary, Hon. Josianne Fleming–Artsen received a courtesy visit from drs. Manus Twisk recently who was appointed as Secretary to the Board of Financial Supervision (Cft) as of August 1st, succeeding Kees van Nieuwamerongen.

Twisk gave a brief explanation of his new role as secretary to Cft and the tasks of his secretariat.

He emphasized that the Cft is meant to be in place temporarily. However, once the countries prove that they are able to consistently handle their own finances in a sustainable manner, the Cft will have fulfilled its task.

The Minister Plenipotentiary and Twisk also talked about future cooperation between the Cabinet and the Cft Secretariat, as well as issues concerning the current planning and control cycle and the sustainability of financial management on Sint Maarten.

In mid-August, the new Secretary to the Cft board will begin his first working visit to the countries and public entities to meet with their respective governments.

PHOTO CUTLINE: L to R: drs. Manus Twisk and Minister Hon. Josianne Fleming–Artsen.