PHILIPSBURG:— Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is now calling on the government of St. Maarten to reduce the commercial rates for electricity for all schools on St. Maarten. MP Emmanuel said that this topic was discussed several times in their coalition meetings and government admitted that what they are asking is possible, yet they have not acted. He said at least three members from the coalition brought up this topic and while the government is saying its possible they are also saying a request have to be made. “I am now making the request public and I intend to send it in writing to the Minister of VROMI Angel Meyers which would be copied to the Prime Minister.”
Emmanuel said that he wants the Prime Minister William Marlin and the Minister of VROMI Angel Meyers to stop their lip service and put their monies where their mouth is. He said if schools on St. Maarten is able to save some monies they would be able to purchase some more much needed necessities for the students, one being toilet paper or texts books.
Emmanuel further called on the Minister of VROMI to take action and fix Weymouth Hill road
South Reward. He said government kept saying that is a private road, well I need government to know that the road maybe private but the people living there are public citizens that are from St. Maarten.
“I cannot be part of a coalition and pretend that all is well or be nice each time, there are several things we as Members of Parliament told government to do and each time they will say yes you all are the government tell us what you all want done. I have said it in the meetings now I am saying it publicly so they (government) knows what has to done.
Source: St. Martin News Network
MP Emmanuel calling on government and GEBE to reduce electricity bills for all schools.