SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – Leader of the United Democrats (UD) Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot Williams said in a statement on Monday: “I was so looking forward to the parliament meeting on Monday afternoon on the status of the airport.
“The ministers were due back in parliament to answer questions posed by members, especially those who now make up the new majority in parliament.
“This week is a so-called meeting week of parliament. Already the 2 meetings scheduled for Monday, October 21st have been postponed/canceled, without the slightest explanation. In the case of the meeting on the airport, this is particularly annoying, given that the ministers could have brought parliament and the people of St. Maarten up to speed on the current status of the airport reconstruction and financing.
“For the members of parliament, who have been very critical of the Dutch/European financing for the airport, this would have been the opportune moment to either accept or reject this financing. But more important than that is the question, when will this agreement be irrevocably sealed and the reconstruction of the airport begin in earnest.
“This is one of the agreements, that the coalition of 9 has no choice, but to honor and execute, based on the mandate to the formateur of the Interim government. Or does this coalition want to take the credit for this project’s finalization? Whatever the reason, just get it done, please.”