The Deputy Prime Minister said St. Maarten still is sharing in about 15 companies with Curacao and he believes it is time for St. Maarten to take its assets or sell off its shares to Curacao so that country St. Maarten could move forward and not get entangled in Curacao's political sphere.
Minister Heyliger said UTS has donated to several schools on Curacao who now have high speed internet as well as television. Heyliger said that Curacao's Prime Minister can now speak to every school on Curacao with the push of a button which is also paid for by UTS St. Maarten and Curacao. Heyliger said he is looking forward to see if the company will make the same types of investment in St. Maarten schools. "I want to see high speed internet and television in St. Maarten's schools also," Heyliger said.
Heyliger said the matter was discussed in the Council of Ministers and they have decided to evaluate their possibilities which have to be in St. Maarten's best interest. Heyliger said already St. Maarten's share holder representative Minister Duncan expressed St. Maartens' concerns on not having anyone on UTS supervisory board.
Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said Minister Duncan even requested that at least two persons from St. Maarten be placed on the UTS supervisory board. The Council of Ministers she said has decided to evaluate all its shares in the other companies.