Governor Holiday requests S. Wescot-Williams to form government

may 24, 2013

    Harbour View – On May 24, 2013, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Sarah Wescot-Williams to form a new government as formateur.

    The Governor considering the expressed willingness of the United People’s Party, Democratic Party and independent member of Parliament Mr. Romaine Laville and based on the results of two days of consultations, met with Sarah Wescot-Williams today. He requested her to form a new government, based on a majority in Parliament, and consisting of ministers who are committed to the promotion of the wellbeing of Sint Maarten and dedicated to jointly execute a governing accord, to be agreed upon by the coalition partners Democratic Party, United People’s Party and independent member of Parliament Mr. Romaine Laville. The Governor requested the formateur to give  priority to the completion of the process towards the establishment of the budget for 2013, to initiate measures aimed at stabilizing the political process and at making the execution of the electoral ordinance possible. In addition, the Governor emphasized the importance of the strict observance of the regulatory requirements including the screening criteria, applicable to the appointment for candidate-ministers.

    The formateur took the commission into consideration and will inform the Governor regularly during the formation process. The Governor requested Mrs. Wescot to present him a final report of the formation process ultimately June 7th, 2013.