~Building Stop issued to Court House renovations.~
PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament and Leader of the United People's Party Rolando Brison presented a motion on the floor of parliament on Thursday when the continuation of the public meeting resumed.
Brison through his motion mandated the government of St. Maarten to conduct an indebt investigation to identify the person or persons responsible for the demolition of the ruins at Diamond Estate in the middle of the night.
Brison said in his motion that the person or persons who instructed Taliesin Construction to demolish the ruins must be held responsible for their actions and also forced to rebuild the ruins.
Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran told parliament that the demolition was done by Taliesin Construction but the Minister did not inform parliament who instructed the construction company to demolish the ruins during the dark of night. With the motion, the government would either have to hold Taliesin Construction responsible for its actions or have the contractor reveal to the government who paid to have the ruins demolished.
Rumors have it that the son of the Democratic Party leader is the real estate company that was hired to sell the private property at Diamond Estate. Brison made reference to the Democratic Party during his presentation on the floor of parliament but he also did not name the person. The Member of Parliament said that the person will be exposed and that person would have to be held responsible for the reconstruction of the ruins. Leader of the Democratic Party Sarah Wescot Williams left the parliament hall when the time came to vote on the motion.
Minister of ECYS Rodolphe Samuel who was also in parliament on Thursday that two building permits were issued to the Court House for its renovation. The first permit was issued in 2021 for the renovation of the interior of the courthouse. However, Samuel said that permit was violated when it was discovered a door was built in the place of a window and such a building stop was issued today Thursday, March 9th, 2023. The second building permit was issued on February 24th, 2023 for the exterior of the courthouse.