PHILIPSBURG:— The three board members of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF) has refused to comply with the request made by the Minister of VROMI. Minister Christopher Emmanuel requested the three government-appointed members of the board to resign after receiving a number of complaints from residents of the homes in Belvedere. The Minister confirmed last week that the homes are in deplorable conditions and his main reason for requesting the resignation of the three board members came after an 86 year old woman approached his office to complain about the conditions in which she is living.
Many of the homes in Belvedere are leaking, has mold and even electrical problems which the SMHDF has ignored for years.
SMN News has learned that the current director has been shredding documents ever since the three members were asked to resign. According to information provided to SMN News the Minister will soon seek the resignation of the entire board and if they do not comply he will move to his plan “B” since the residents of Belvedere cannot live in the conditions they are current condition they are living in.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Board members of SMHDF refuses to resign despite Minister’s Request.