Govt. moving to have supervisory board members of govt. companies screened | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–Members of the Supervisory Boards of government owned companies will soon also have to undergo a screening process prior to taking up their positions.

Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin said on Wednesday that while it is the norm for members of the management boards of government-owned companies to be screened before being appointed to their functions, this is currently not the case for members of supervisory boards of government-owned companies.

“The fact that members of the supervisory boards have access to all documents and take decisions together with management, government is of the opinion that it is necessary to have members of the supervisory boards of government-owned companies also screened,” the PM said during the weekly Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday.

“Government has instructed the national security services VDSM to change the national decree on designating positions of confidentiality and the execution of security screenings and to add the screening of members of the supervisory board of government-owned companies.”

She said this process is a lengthy one. “Government decided for now to make changes to mention national decree for the screening of the supervisory board members of the Airport (Princess Juliana International Airport) companies. The draft national decree is now at the Council of Advice and hopefully this regulation can go into effect and the screening can take place,” she said.

Source: The Daily Herald