Appointment new members to the Supervisory Board of Cadastre and Mortgages St. Maarten Foundation.

The Honorable Minister of VROMI Angel Meyers, authorized by the Council of Ministers and after receiving a positive advice from the Corporate Governance council, proceeded with the appointment of the following new Supervisory Board members:

Mr. Louis Crastell Gumbs, chairman;                                                                                                  Mrs. Victoria Dubourcq, member;                                                                                                                                     Ms. Nzinga Lake,  member;                                                                                                                               and Mr. Charlesworth Sydney, member.

All above mentioned members will be officially appointed once the pertaining National Decree is approved and published.


Mr. Vincent Boetius, the fifth (5th) member of the Supervisory Board, will be replaced in October 2016 as per the end of his term as member of the Supervisory Board of Cadastre and Mortgages St. Maarten.


Considering the fact that the Supervisory Board consisted of just two members for a significant period, with the appointment of the new members of the Supervisory Board, this governing body of the foundation is now able to improve on the execution of its tasks as established in the articles of incorporation.

At current the operations at the Cadastre and Mortgages St. Maarten is managed by  an interim Management team, whom with the support of the employees have kept the organization functioning and have continued with rendering services to the public of St. Maarten as optimally as possible. The Honorable Minister of VROMI Angel Meyers in expressing his compliments and gratitude to Ms. Marcia Peterson (Interim Director) and her staff for their dedicated work at the same time acknowledges the fact that managing, for such an important organization, on an Interim basis is an undesirable situation. ‘It is one of the highest priorities to be addressed by the new Supervisory Board’, the Minister stated..

In general terms the Supervisory Board of Cadastre and Mortgages St. Maarten is tasked with the supervision on the functioning of the Management team, whereas execution of related policies and other organizational responsibilities are to be adhered to by the Management team. These responsibilities consist amongst others of topology activities, mortgage registration, assisting the public and government with the plotting of lots, producing certificate of admeasurements, title search, abstracts, sale of properties, keeping records of bank mortgages, attachments and registering of notary deeds, etc..

With the appointment of the new members of the Supervisory Board of Cadastre and Mortgages St. Maarten Foundation, the Minister of VROMI is aiming at an overall improvement of the performance and innovation of the Foundation leading to increased transparency towards Government, public and other Stakeholders. Furthermore to continue the good working relationship and cooperation amongst the Cadastre/Registry, VROMI and the Notaries, in doing this improve on the services rendered to the citizens and businesses on Sint Maarten’.