A record of publications from the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname

Sint Maarten Governing Program 2018-2022

As a result of the election on February 26, 2018, the United Democratic Party (UD) and the St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) formed the Sint Maarten United Christian Democratic Coalition to embrace a new era, focused on “Building a Sustainable Sint Maarten,” that will lead to a prosperous and safe nation for all.

To achieve this, the government will focus on these key priorities:

Setting it right

Putting Sint Maarten back on track
• Enforce disaster preparedness & long-term management plan
• Facilitate urgent home & school repairs
• Clean-up landfills & coastal waters & island-wide clean-up
• Establish waste & sewage management division under umbrella of GEBE
• Invest in financial reconstruction & restoring of infrastructure

Revive and restore

Rebuilding with emphasis on sustainability
• Stimulate entrepreneurship & job creation
• Establish an economic masterplan & introduce incentive programs for (small) businesses
• Restore Princess Juliana International Airport to full operation & realize USA pre-clearance
• Create more homes
• Diversify economy & promote tourism industry

Restructuring Government

Improving efficiency & providing better public service
• Review & strengthen government apparatus
• Modernize IT operations & techonology
• Introduce electoral reform & implement the Integrity Chamber
• Practice sound financial management, strengthen Tax Office & improve compliance
• Strengthen collaboration with Saint Martin & Kingdom partners

Safety and Security

Upgrading public protection & national security
• Restore & improve street lighting, road signs & improve pedestrian safety
• Introduce more community policing, provide equipment and advance training for the police officers
• Strengthen & upgrade uniformed & disciplinary organizations
• Construct a modern detention & rehabilitation center
• Review the possibility of establishing a legal path to citizenship

Health and social well-being

Promoting health & well-being in our own lives
• Complete the hospital project
• Determine the poverty line & assess social welfare benefits
• Accelerate innovation in education
• Promote the 50th Anniversary celebration of carnival
• Improve youth development, upgrade sports facilities & develop sports programs

The complete governing program is available under this button:
Download PDF

Total pages 110 • Language English • Country Sint Maarten

Source: Sint Maarten Government Formation
Tags: general government, government, governing program, government sint maarten, economy, economie, report, rapport, public finance and tax, tax, belasting, compliance, centrale bank van curacao en sint maarten, central bank of curacao and st. maarten, central bank, financien, finance, economic affairs sint maarten, finance sint maarten, budget, begroting, szv, parliament st. maarten, parlement sint maarten, transport and telecommunication sint maarten, public health sint maarten, sociale ontwikkelingen sint maarten, ministry of public health social development and labor, tourism economic affairs transport and telecommunication, monetary supervision, ministry of general affairs sint maarten, ministry of justice, st. maarten.

Share this page:
« Back
Back to Top