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Gumbs cabinet

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Gumbs cabinet

4th Cabinet of Sint Maarten
Date formed19 December 2014[1]
Date dissolved19 November 2015[2]
People and organisations
Head of stateWillem-Alexander
Head of governmentMarcel Gumbs
Member partiesUnited People's Party
United St. Maarten Party[3]
Leona Marlin-Romeo
Cornelius de Weever
Election(s)2014 election
PredecessorWescot-Williams III
SuccessorMarlin I

The Gumbs cabinet was a coalition cabinet in Sint Maarten formed by the United People's Party and independent members of Parliament Cornelius de Weever and Leona Marlin-Romeo.

The cabinet succeeded the Third Wescot-Williams cabinet following the 2014 general elections, and was installed by Governor Eugene Holiday on 19 December 2014.[4][5] It fell on 30 September following a vote of non-confidence with 3 coalition party members voting in favour.[6]


The cabinet is composed as follows:

Main office-holders
Office Name Party Since
Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs UP 19 December 2014
Minister of Housing, Physical Planning, and Environment Marcel Gumbs (interim) UP 19 December 2014
Claret M. Connor UP 7 September 2015
Minister of Finance Martinus J. Hassink 19 December 2014
Minister of Justice Dennis L. Richardson USP 19 December 2014
Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Claret M. Connor UP 19 December 2014
Ernest Sams [Note] 7 September 2015
Minister of Healthcare, Social Development, and Labor Rita Gumbs (interim) UP 19 December 2014
Rafael Boasman [Note] 7 September 2015
Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports Rita Gumbs UP 19 December 2014
Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten Josianne Fleming-Artsen UP 19 December 2014
Note Ernest Sams was put forward on Leona Marlin-Romeo's recommendation, while Rafael Boasman was recommended by Cornelius de Weever.[7]


  1. ^ "New Marcel Gumbs Cabinet takes office". The Daily Herald. Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Prime Minister William Marlin promised open and transparent government". SMN News. 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Frans joins UP-led coalition, gets Justice Ministry portfolio". The Daily Herald. 20 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Five Member Cabinet sworn in on Friday". Archived from the original on December 20, 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ "New ministers sworn in, Cabinet now complete". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  6. ^ "St. Maarten Government falls – three coalition members defect". TodaySXM. 30 September 2015.
  7. ^ "No word yet on completion of minister candidates screening". The Daily Herald. 5 August 2015.
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