The theme of this email newsletter edition is "Show me the money". If you read this edition carefully and thoroughly, you will see that it is all about the money. From damage reports to aid for St. Maarten to even why salvage operators are not allowed to work in the lagoon.
However, it is a very peculiar situation where even Parliament cannot get the Government to show them the money. Or better yet, tell them where it is coming from and how much it will be. Like MP Matser says,
we still don't know the figures, while numbers are being mentioned.
MP Rodolphe Samuel says action needs to be taken now. We agree. Action needs to be taken on many fronts. So what we need is a coordinated effort in all areas that need to be tackled.The best way to do that is jointly.
Parliament needs to create three super committees. One committee to determine where we will get the money from. One committee to determine which projects need funding with this money. And one committee to determine how this money should be spent and accounted for. Finally, create the necessary legislative framework for this to happen in a legal, lawful and transparent manner.
If not, one day certain people may very well end up in courts like central banker, Emsley Tromp, to account for where he got his money from, what he did with it and why he did what he did with it.
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