Emergency package government
The government has taken exceptional socio-economic measures for employees and companies. These are the measures currently available:
Minister Raymond Knops stated on behalf of the Cabinet:
“As a Cabinet, we feel very closely involved in the situation on the islands. The effects of the coronavirus are great on Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. Due to the restrictions imposed on travel, the tourism sector, on which the islands are highly dependent, is virtually "paralyzed". This has major effect on corporate profitability and employment. This new package provides employees and companies in the Caribbean Netherlands with the necessary extra support.”
Within the autonomy of the countries of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, the responsibilities lie differently than for the Caribbean Netherlands. They too are confronted with the effects of the coronavirus: medical, social, economic and financial. Contacts with and between countries are intensive, so that we can assist each other where necessary. In the very exceptional circumstances of the moment, it is being studied whether, based on the possibilities within the Statute of the Kingdom and the exceptions in the laws and regulations, the countries can be enabled to cope with the crisis as good as possible.