Resignation of cabinet Marlin II

nov 02, 2017

Harbour View – On November 2nd, 2017, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, received a letter from Prime Minister, Mr. W. Marlin, making the portfolios of the Ministers and the Minister Plenipotentiary available and tendering the resignation of his entire cabinet. This resignation takes place as a result of the vote of no confidence, passed by Parliament on November 2nd, 2017.

The Governor informed the Prime Minister that he will take the resignation request into consideration pending the formation and installation of a new interim government.
Governor Holiday also received from the Prime Minister a draft national decree to call elections and dissolve Parliament by the end of January 2018.
Governor Holiday called upon the Ministers to handle the daily operations of government and to continue working with him in the interest of Sint Maarten until a decision has been taken concerning the request for resignation.
Considering the above and the willingness of a new majority to form a new government, Governor Holiday will start the consultations round to explore the formation of a new interim Cabinet on Friday November 3rd, 2017.