Minister of Finance, the honourable Perry Geerlings, bade farewell to outgoing Cabinet Director for the Governor of St. Maarten Reinier van Deele on Friday, January 11th. The two men met briefly at the Finance Minister’s Cabinet in at the Government Administration Building in Philipsburg. During the meeting, Director Van Deele also introduced his replacement, Mieke Kalter. Minister Geerlings said his connection with Director Van Deele, was of particular interest because he [Geerlings] was the instructor for a course, “Introduction to St. Maarten,” three years before in the St. Maarten House in The Netherlands when Van Deele and family were preparing to travel to St. Maarten to take up his post as the Governor’s Cabinet Director. Minister Geerlings extended best wishes to the outgoing Cabinet Director on his future endeavours and thanked him for his service to Country St. Maarten during his tenure as Governor Eugene Holiday’s Cabinet Director.