PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On the second day of his first working visit to Holland Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs met with the Vice-President of the Council of State for the Kingdom Piet-Hein Donner, where they exchanged views on current affairs.
Before becoming Prime Minister, Marcel Gumbs was an active member of the Council of Advice for Sint Maarten.
In a pleasant atmosphere, information was shared with respect to the position of Sint Maarten towards the current instructions that came from the Kingdom Council of Ministers.
Donner and Prime Minister Gumbs a discussed the National Ordinance to establish an Integrity Chamber, which has recently been brought to the Constitutional Court by the Ombudsman.
The Vice-President of the Council of State for the Kingdom Donnor, stressed the importance and need for a Kingdom dispute regulation and the need to improve communications between the four countries within the Kingdom and on all levels.
The Prime Minister’s delegation included St. Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming-Artsen, Chef de Cabinet of the Prime Minister Julien Larmonie and Legal Counsel to the Minister Plenipotentiary Maarten van Rooij.
PHOTO CUTLINE: L to R: Vice-President of the Council of State for the Kingdom Piet-Hein Donner, Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs and Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming–Artsen. Photo by Nico van der Ven