Sarah queries the holding of meetings

PHILIPSBURG–Democratic Party (DP) leader Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams has written to new Parliament Chairman Claret Connor (United People’s party) querying when the next public meeting of Parliament will be convened to appoint members to the Parliament committees so these committees can meet and appoint their 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,” said Wescot-Williams.
“Verbiage, used by the Prime Minister of St. Maarten, such as ‘aggressive act’ are serious connotations in diplomatic relations and should not be used lightly,” she said on the Oyster Bay situation.
“I believe that on a matter such as this the local (non-European) authorities on both sides should close ranks in the interest of our populations,” the MP said.
She intends to request that the Committee of General Affairs of Parliament convenes a meeting to discuss this topic with the Minister of General Affairs.

Source: The Daily Herald