PHILIPSBURG:--- The Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel dispatched a letter to the board St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHD) requesting that the three government-appointed board to members tender their resignation. The names of the government appointees are Anthony Brown, Jason Peterson, and Roxanne Howell.
SMN News learned that several residents living in the Belvedere homes have filed complaints to SMHDF that their homes are filled with mold, there are leakage and other damages to the homes and SMHDF has refused to do anything about the dilapidated homes. SMN News learned that the homes have not been maintained over the years, causing some of the residents to approach the Minister since they can no longer live in such deplorable conditions. According to information provided to SMN News, the residents that are residing in what can be considered as inhumane conditions are falling ill and as such the Minister has requested the resignation of the board members who already refused to resign from the board. This, of course, will cause the Minister to take further action to get the board of SMHDF to act. SMN News learned that since the letter was sent to SMHDF the director began shredding documents.
Efforts made to reach the Minister of VROMI Christopher Emmanuel proved futile as he could not be reached by telephone.