St. Maarten Government begins handling budget motions

POSTED: 04/12/12 12:36 PM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams announced on Wednesday that government has formally received the motions approved during the debate on the 2012 budget and sent them to the various ministries. The dissemination will allow for ministries to provide a reply on how they will deal with these motions.
The motion dealing with alternative energy that was presented by United People’s Party faction leader Romain Laville has been sent to the Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning, Environment and Infrastructure and the Ministry of General Affairs. Even though Justice Minister Roland Duncan has said his ministry is interested in the law regulating pawn shops that was also piloted by Laville that motion has gone to the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications and the Ministry of General Affairs.
The government has sent the motion calling for government to delay levying inheritance tax and land tax have been sent to Ministry of Finance that was piloted by Member of Parliament Petrus Leroy de Weever, while the motion jointly piloted by Independent Member of Parliament Frans Richardson and United People’s Party Member of Parliament on ban on the import and sale of single use plastic bags.

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