PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The board of the United People’s (UP) party remains concerned about the opening of the new government building located on Pond Island. A bond was recently concluded via the Central Bank of Sint Maarten and Curacao.
"We are closely monitoring the latest remarks of the Honourable Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams in regards to the opening of the new government building," remarked the UP Board.
"We are calling on the Honourable Prime Minister Wescot-Williams to clearly define a timeline for the completion of this project as she neglected to do such during a recent press briefing," the UP board added.
"The optimal functioning of the civil service of our country is a priority for the UP Party. Our civil servants should be adequately supported and provided with an efficient work environment.
“Preparations for a smooth transfer from the current Government Building and other related offices rented/leased within Philipsburg where public services are rendered, a plan of action is needed and should be communicated to all civil servants who will be impacted by such a move.
“Proper preparation is necessary in order to ensure that the Information Technology systems are secure and data which is essential to running of the country and government apparatus are properly prepared for the move," the UP board said.
"The sooner this project can be completed the better for our country and our people," the UP board concluded in a statement on Sunday.