National Alliance requests urgent meeting on Brooks Tower AccordPOSTED: 01/28/11 12:16 PM
St. Maarten – The faction of the National Alliance in Parliament has requested that Minister Roland Duncan be summoned to Parliament to discuss “Developments surrounding the continuation of the Brooks Tower Accord.” The request for an urgent public meeting was submitted on Wednesday.
National Alliance leader William Marlin said they’ve requested the meeting because there is a “great deal of inclarity” and “many questions” about the process’ continuation and new categories that were created. Duncan told journalists at the Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday that he’d not created any new categories and all extensions that were granted were to allow enough time for documents to be processed. The Minister also clarified on Wednesday that he did not hand over any “illegal applications” to the police. What he’s actually done is asked the police force to vet 300 files that have been left outstanding when he halted the process in the wake of five people being arrested in connection with irregularities and potential illegal activity.
“We know how this project started but we are not sure about the continuation and extension that was given. We are not sure who was qualified to filed or what were the guidelines. These are questions the Minister must answer,” Marlin said.
The National Alliance leader hopes the meeting will be called in short order as the request has deemed urgent.
Marlin also told journalists on Wednesday that he was still waiting for the President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell to answer questions he’d posed on the mobile phone contracts for MPs. Just over a week has elapsed since he asked the questions and Marlin believes the lack of response may be Arindell’s way of saying that she does not believe the letter “deserves an answer.”