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First Marlin cabinet

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First Marlin cabinet

5th Cabinet of Sint Maarten
Date formed19 November 2015
Date dissolved20 December 2016[1]
People and organisations
Head of stateWillem-Alexander
Head of governmentWilliam Marlin
Member partiesNational Alliance (NA)
Democratic Party (DP)
United St. Maarten Party (USP)
Maurice Lake
Silvio Matser
SuccessorMarlin II

The First Marlin cabinet was the fifth Cabinet of Sint Maarten installed following the achievement of constituent country status of Sint Maarten within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on 10 October 2010. The cabinet was a coalition between the National Alliance, Democratic Party, United St. Maarten Party and independent members of Parliament Maurice Lake and Silvio Matser.[2]


The cabinet is composed as follows:[3]

Main office-holders
Office Name Party Since
Prime Minister William Marlin NA 19 November 2015
Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, and Environment William Marlin (interim) NA 19 November 2015
Angel Meyers [Note] 27 November 2015[4]
Minister of Finance Richard Gibson NA 19 November 2015
Minister of Justice Richard Gibson (interim) NA 19 November 2015
Edson Kirindongo USP 26 January 2016[5]
Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Irania Arrindell [Note] 19 November 2015
Minister of Healthcare, Social Development, and Labor Emil Lee DP 19 November 2015
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports Silveria Jacobs NA 19 November 2015
Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten Henrietta Doran-York NA 19 November 2015
Note Angel Meyers was put forward on Maurice Lake's recommendation, while Irania Arrindell was recommended by Silvio Matser.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Upgrade New Governing Operating System 21.0 to secure future Growth". SMN News. 20 December 2016.
  2. ^ "New NA-led Cabinet to be sworn in today". The Daily Herald. 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Prime Minister William Marlin promised open and transparent government". SMN News. 19 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Angel Meyers to be sworn in as VROMI Minister today" (PDF). The Daily Herald. 27 November 2016. p. 1.
  5. ^ "New Justice Minister to be sworn in today". The Daily Herald. 26 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Franklin Meyers (UP): "Coalition left MP Lake totally out in the cold"". Today. 24 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Matser believes in economic development for St. Maarten". The Daily Herald. 19 September 2016.
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