Governor Holiday requests Mr. William Marlin to form government

On September 2, 2014, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E.B. Holiday, requested Mr. William Marlin, to form a new government as formateur.
The Governor, based on the results of two days of consultations, met with Mr. William Marlin today. He requested Mr. Marlin to form a new government, based on a majority in Parliament, and consisting of ministers who are committed to the promotion of the wellbeing of Sint Maarten and dedicated to jointly execute a governing accord, to be agreed upon by the coalition partners National Alliance, Democratic Party and United Sint Maarten Party. In addition, the Governor requested the formateur to give priority to the completion of the process towards the establishment of the budget for 2015 and to the promotion of decision making regarding the different reports on integrity of the public administration as well as to the execution thereof. The Governor further emphasized the importance of the strict observance of the regulatory requirements including the screening criteria, applicable to the appointment for candidate-ministers.
The formateur took the commission into consideration and will inform the Governor regularly during the formation process. The Governor requested Mr. Marlin to present him the final report of the formation process ultimately September 24, 2014.