Former Lt. Governor of Sint Maarten Dennis Richardson will be sworn in on May 9 at 5.00pm as Kingdom Advisory State Councillor for Sint Maarten. The oath taking will be officiated by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix at the Palace Huis ten Bosch, HM Queen Beatrix is also the President of the Council of State.
During his stay in the Netherlands, Richardson will commence with work related orientation and tasks associated with the Council of State of the Kingdom.
The Council of State is the highest administrative court in the Netherlands. It is an independent adviser to the Government on legislation and general administration.
It is called upon to monitor the quality of legislation both from a legal perspective and from the point of view of good policy.
Honourable Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams is very honoured that a Sint Maartener has been appointed to this highest advisory body within the Dutch Kingdom.
The appointment of Richardson was done via Kingdom resolution of March 31, 2011.
Richardson left the island on Tuesday for the Netherlands.