Statia sluit 2021 af met overschot

Sint Eustatius – Uit de definitieve cijfers blijkt dat Sint Eustatius 2021 met een financieel overschot van 723.000 dollar afgesloten. Er was rekening gehouden met een tekort van 8 ton. Plaatsvervangend regeringscommissaris Claudia Toet is ingenomen met de meevallende cijfers, maar zegt ook: “Toch zijn er nog niet.”

Statia Government closes 2021 financial year with succes

The Government has shown resilience in the face of multiple pressures related to the global pandemic in 2021 and reports a positive financial performance for that year.

The positive result is caused by an underspending of personnel costs. Driven by the financial improvements made by the Finance Unit, a total of $723K could be added to the reserves. In the 2021 budget, the Finance Unit assumed a negative result of USD 0.8 million.

In the meantime, the Government continues to enhance its financial management, according to the 2021 Audit Report of the Accounting Firm BDO in Curaçao.

“We have made further improvements over the past two years despite the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic,” confirms Deputy Government Commissioner Claudia Toet. “However, we are not there yet. An important step is the implementation of the Administrative Organization (internal control). This is of great importance to better identify and manage the financial risks. We are diligently working on this.”

(Bron: OLS)

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