Current Political Situation - May 10, 2013

may 10, 2013



    Harbour View – On May 6, 2013, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, was presented with a letter by Prime Minister Mrs. S. Wescot-Williams from three members of Parliament, Mr. P. de Weever, Mr. R. Laville and Mr. R. Marlin, in which they informed the Governor that they withdrew their support from the present coalition government consisting of the NA/DP and independent members of Parliament Mr. P. Illidge, Mr. F. Richardson and Mr. R. Laville. On May 6, 2013, Governor Holiday also received a separate letter from Prime-Minister Wescot-Williams signed by the 5 members of the UP-fraction, the 2 members of the DP-fraction and Independent Member Laville in Parliament in which they informed him of their willingness to form the next government of Sint Maarten. The letter included an attached Governing declaration signed by the leader of the UP, the leader of the DP and abovementioned 8 members of Parliament.

    Today May 10, 2013, the Minister of Justice, Mr. R. Duncan submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Holiday as a result of the declarations of  the 8 members of Parliament.

    Governor Holiday following various discussions received a letter dated May 10, 2013, from Prime Minister Wescot-Williams with an overview and her observations of the current political situation for his considerations.