|Interim-premier: VDC ‘a delicate matter’|
|Monday, 22 October 2012 14:14|
WILLEMSTAD — Interim-premier Stanley Betrian ventured no opinion on the Intelligence Service Curaçao (VDC) during the press conference of the Council of Ministers last Thursday. This is a very delicate matter. “I don’t wish to comment. It also appeared that many of the reports in the media on the VDC were incorrect.”
As known it had come to a rupture between the former Schotte-cabinet and the head of the VDC, Edsel Gumbs, as regards trust. The government accused the VDC of leaking information and the officials were put out of action. The tasks of the VDC are now being carried out by the AIVD.
However, Betrian is confident that the intelligence service will become operational again. “When I was lieutenant governor I didn’t even know where this service had its offices, or for that matter, the people who worked there. I was given the information in a cautious way, in a box.” With this Betrian wanted to emphasize that the VDC must become an institution again where the national security of the country is guarded.