Consultation rounds following resignation of current government

may 23, 2013

    Harbour View – On Wednesday May 22, 2013 Prime-Minister Wescot-Williams in view of the political developments presented His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, a letter dated May 22, 2013, 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 and that he is calling on 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.

    In view of the resignation of the cabinet, the Governor will start the consultation round in order to arrive at the formation of a new cabinet.  The consultations will take place with the Deputy Chairperson of the Advisory Council, the President of Parliament and the leaders of all the political parties who have a seat in Parliament. The consultations will take place as of Thursday May 23, 2013.