PHILIPSBURG:— The former Chairlady of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams has sent a letter to the chairman of parliament asking when will be next public meeting of parliament to appoint members of several committees. The letter sent to the chairman of parliament is below.
To The Chairperson of Parliament
The Honorable Claret Connor
Philipsburg, St. Maarten.
November 4, 2016
Kindly inform me when the next (public) meeting of this Parliament will be convened to appoint members to the committees of Parliament so that subsequently these committees can meet and appoint their (vice)chairpersons.
I hope this is next week, as I believe that it is of utmost importance that the committee of General Affairs be formed, as this committee should invite the Minister of General Affairs to apprise the Parliament of the escalation of tension between the 2 sides of the island as far as the Oyster Pond boundaries are concerned.
Verbiage, used by the Prime Minister of St. Maarten, such as “aggressive act” has serious connotations in diplomatic relations and should not be used lightly. In addition, I believe that on a matter such as this the local (none European) authorities on both sides should close ranks in the interest of our populations.
It is, therefore, my intention to request that the Committee of General Affairs of Parliament convenes a meeting to discuss the aforementioned in the presence of the Minister of General Affairs.
Awaiting your prompt response.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Former Chairlady wants to know when is the next public meeting of parliament.