Philipsburg St. Maarten – Member of Parliament, Sarah Wescot-Williams recently posed questions to Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin regarding the Integrity Chamber (ICS). “It is high time that we hear something about the Chamber without rehashing the checkered past of this piece of legislation. If there is one good thing about this Chamber, it is the fact that it is an Ordinance of the Parliament of Sint Maarten and the control on the establishment of the Chamber must therefore come from the Parliament.” the MP stated.
“Granted, there are many other urgent matters on the plate of the Council of Ministers, however as far as the Parliament is concerned, it is our duty to hold the Government to these areas of priority. If we want to remain at the helm of our affairs, we need to make sure that we leave no room for interference or intervention. My questions to the Prime Minister are therefore to the point and in essence regard the status of affairs of the ICS, its reports, staffing, budget and accountability. It is also worth considering inviting the two Quarter Masters to the Parliament of Sint Maarten, she said.