MPs question Gibson Sr. about roof project, funds

PHILIPSBURG–Caretaker Finance Minister Richard Gibson Sr. appeared before Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, to discuss the topic of the current state of government’s finances. Questions from Members of Parliament (MPs), however, centred on the recently announced government-funded roof repair project.

  MPs from the new coalition peppered the minister with questions about the procedure to select a Florida-based company that was only incorporated in July for the NAf 2.9 million-project. The criteria for roof recipients were also queried by the MPs.

  The general state of government’s finances and the readiness of the country to receive cruise passengers again were also topics the minister will have to give answers on when he returns to the legislature in in the coming days.

  The release of promised Dutch hurricane recovery aid was the focus of now opposition MPs. They asked the minister about the timeline and how does the caretaker government envision the funds will be used in the recovery of the country.

  The date of Gibson Sr.’s return to Parliament to answer the questions will be announced at a later date.

  Meanwhile, MPs Sarah Wescot-Williams and Theo Heyliger received the approval in Tuesday’s Central Committee meeting to travel to Saba as parliament’s representatives at Saba Day, December 1.  

Source: The Daily Herald