PHILIPSBURG Ronald van Raak of the SP wants to stop financial support to Sint Maarten for the time being. The Member of Parliament is afraid that Dutch support will not go well if the politicians on the island do not support it.
The States of St. Maarten filed suit with the United Nations. Financial support for the island’s inhabitants is said to be a form of oppression, racism and colonialism. In that case, Sint Maarten could become more independent, according to Van Raak.