Sarah Wescot: New hospital on gov’t’s agenda

St. Maarten News —The construction of a new hospital is one of several projects in the pipeline for the current government, according to President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams. At press conference yesterday, Mrs. Wescot-Williams explained that there will be an announcement of the names of the companies who have won the bid for the new hospital. “This is real progress as far as the realization of the new hospital for St. Maarten is concerned,” said Wescot-Williams. She mentioned that the time it took, demonstrates that putting up a picture of a hospital is not definitely the hospital that will be built. In her opinion this is an irreversible step to get the new hospital.

She explained that the process includes advices and evaluation of these advices towards the realization of the project.

Meanwhile, Wescot-Williams said the draft laws for the timeshare legislation is expected to be handled in the Central Committee meeting of the Parliament which will be handled after the recess of Parliament in early August. She explained that there are two drafts, one that pertains to timeshare ownership and the protection and the other is the timeshare authority.

It was explained that these two laws were brought to the floor by the Democratic Party in 2012 but was subsequently changed and was taken up by her when she came to the Parliament of St. Maarten. She pointed out, that these two laws were changed completely, by the Council of Advice.
Source: Today SXM Sarah Wescot: New hospital on gov’t’s agenda