Resignation of current government and start of Consultations

may 08, 2012

    Harbour View – On Tuesday May 8, 2012 Prime-Minister Wescot-Williams presented His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, a letter dated May 8, 2012, making the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available and tendering the resignation of her entire Cabinet.

    The Governor informed the Prime-Minister that he will consider her request. He called upon the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary to continue their duties in the interest of Sint Maarten and to continue working with him until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.

    The Governor decided to start consultations, directly following the request for resignation, in order to arrive at the formation of a new Cabinet. The consultations will take place on May 9 and 10 with the Vice-Chairperson of the Advisory Council, the President of Parliament and the leaders of all the political parties who have a seat in Parliament.