Philipsburg:--- Nieuwe Post Netherlands Antilles (NPNA) has stripped Postal Services of St. Maarten (PSS) of all its assets. SMN News learned that NPNA removed all the computers from the Post Office on St. Maarten while they also took away all the vehicles that were used by St. Maarten to service the community. SMN News further learnt that the Supervisory Board of PSS had to rent at least eight vehicles so that they could have continued to provide postal services in the different districts while the PSS board and the Prime Minister of St. Maarten Sarah Wescot Williams are currently negotiating the purchase of some vehicles from an auto dealer.
While NPNA has claimed ownership of all assets at the Post Office on St. Maarten, it should be noted that St. Maarten does have 25% shares in the assets that are yet to be divided.
A source close to Prime Minister Sarah Wescot Williams said that NPNA has claimed all assets on St. Maarten stating that the assets belong to the NPNA NV that is located on Curacao. The source further explained that when the vehicles were seized by NPNA they were taken to Soualiga Service Point. SMN News also learnt that the vehicles were shipped out of St. Maarten on Tuesday.