The meeting requested by all 7 opposition members on vote-buying is scheduled for tomorrow Monday, at 2 pm. The Minister of Justice has been invited to this public meeting.
Imagine if the coalition of Eight would adopt the attitude of the Opposition and see how they could ever get a quorum for any meeting they request.
Again I stress, the business of Parliament is every MP’s individual responsibility to the people of St. Maarten.
Walking out of a meeting is an embarrassment to those very same people, all MPs profess to care for.
By the way, a request for a roll call is not necessary to take a “head count”. If there is not a majority of members in the meeting, the chairperson confirms this by a roll call and adjourns the meeting if a majority is not present.
Sarah Wescot, MP (DP)