Samuel and Richardson return to parliament

POSTED: 11/24/15 6:04 PM


Samuel and Richardson - MPRodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson (third and second from right) wait to be sworn in. Photo Today / Milton Pieters


St. Maarten – Rodolphe Samuel and Hyacinth Richardson took the empty seats of National Alliance faction leader William Marlin and Silveria Jacobs yesterday afternoon in parliament, after a small committee of three, consisting of MPs Leona Marlin-Romeo, Dr. Lloyd Richardson and George Pantophlet had found their credentials in order

William Marlin left parliament to become the next prime minister and Silveria Jacobs is now Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports.

During last year’s elections, Samuel missed a direct seat in parliament by a beep; Christophe Emmanuel stayed two votes ahead of him (246 to 244) to grab the National Alliance’s fourth seat in August. Hyacinth Richardson was the sixth highest vote getter with 208 votes which was, in turn, two votes ahead of former Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication Romeo Pantophlet.

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  1. James Richardson says:

    We as a people need leaders who have our best interest at heart and are prepared to do battle on our behalf what ever form that that battle may take. We need leaders with moral fortitude who live with the lights on, leaders who are not using the St. Maarten people to lined their pocket, we have that in Hyacinth Richardson.