~ No Global Ports or VIDANOVA, PM Romeo Marlin gets Meyers support.~
PHILIPSBURG:--- Disagreements with decisions taken by Minister of TEATT Stuart Johnson has caused a major fallout between MP Franklin Meyers and Leader of the United Peoples Party and suspended MP Theodore Heyliger.
Sources within the UD camp told SMN News that things were not going well between Meyers and Heyliger but things got out of hand since Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin expressed her dissatisfaction on decisions taken by Minister of TEATT Stuart Johnson.
It is understood that Prime Minister Romeo Marlin is against the outsourcing of the Harbor Group of Companies to Global Ports, something it is alleged suspended MP Theodore Heyliger is pushing behind the scenes since Minister Johnson only takes directives from Heyliger. The source said that the Romeo Marlin is also against the financing proposal made by VIDANOA and JFP Corporate Finance for the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE). According to the source the Prime Minister made certain commitments to the Dutch Government in order to obtain the recovery money which is slowly making its way to St. Maarten.
SMN News further learned that MP Meyers is of the opinion that Heyliger has been suspended from Parliament due to his criminal case and he Heyliger should concentrate on his legal battle and his health challenges. Further details in the entire affair state that Meyers wants Johnson sent home and that way he could appoint the interim director of STA May Ling Chun as Minister of TEATT where he Meyers would have some control over the rebuilding of the tourism economy on St. Maarten.
The source said that the split within the United Democrats has widened as MP Luc Mercelina expressed his support for the plan B for the PJIAE and he will not support any motion of no confidence brought against Minister Johnson.
MP Meyers will also not get the support from MP Brownbill due to the statements made on a talk show recently.
The statements MP Meyers made on Monday on the floor of parliament saying he has withdrawn his support from the current coalition government is binding since the declaration was made during a public meeting of parliament.
So far there is no indication as to the formation of a new majority, therefore, the process is on a standstill.