Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Receives Final Report from Integrity Committee

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams received the final report from the Integrity Committee Public Administration on Monday at her Cabinet at the Government Administration Building. The report was presented to the Prime Minister by the Minister of Justice the Honorable Dennis Richardson, the Head of the Constitutional Court the Honorable Judge Bob Wit and Attorney/Member of the Committee for Financial Supervision CFT.
The committee was tasked with the responsibility of investigating, reporting on and making recommendations for the proper functioning of the public administration and the functioning of the guarantees related to this.
The PM again emphasized that the Government of St. Maarten has integrity programs within the Civil Service and has been working steadily on it, informing civil servants about their obligations and the pitfalls which they may encounter during their work. “We are also focusing on the rules, policy and regulations making them extremely important. Formally it was not that critical as the population was smaller but our community is much more complex right now; diverse persons with their diverse requests making it extremely important to have rules and regulations in place with the necessary checks and balances. In this case we should not forget how important the Ombudsman is in this process. More and more the Ombudsman is being utilized by the population and is also looking at our legislations and laws. Our systems are working, sometimes slower than some would like to see, but they are working. Information to the public of St. Maarten is very important and creating that dialogue is equally important,” stressed Wescot-Williams.PMIntegrityReport