Governor appoints Marcel Gumbs and Joe Richardson as informateursPOSTED: 09/29/14 12:29 AM
St. Maarten – Marcel Gumbs and Joe Richardson have been offered and have accepted an assignment to become the informateurs of the new government of St. Maarten that is expected to be formed as a result of an agreement between Cornilus de Weever and the UP party. The informateurs have been requested to provide their final report on October 3rd.
“After the consultations of Thursday September 25th, 2014, His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday met again with the leader of the United People’s Party, Theodore E. Heyliger on Friday to discuss the process to come to the formation of a new government. Considering the consultations, the results of the August 29, 2014 elections, the developments of the past 4 weeks and the coalition agreement signed by the 7 members of the UP and Mr. V.H.C. de Weever, the Governor requested Mr. Joe Richardson and Mr. Marcel Gumbs to accept an assignment as informateurs,” a press release from the Governor’s office stated.
The Governor is said to have requested that Richardson and Gumbs review the provisions “of mentioned coalition agreement to assess and do all that is necessary to realize the formation of a new government that will take on the responsibility to manage the country in the interest of the people.” Governor Holiday has also asked the informateurs “to draw attention to a number of priorities among which the public finances and the integrity of the public administration.”