Nation Building & Good Governance

"Government's vision for Sint Maarten is one of a strong, proud, healthy and resilient nation. Government is committed to carrying out this vision in collaboration with the people of Sint Maarten. This is illustrated in the National Development Plan. We will empower our citizens by improving the quality of our education, highlighting and managing our natural and cultural heritage and focusing on artistic and sports development within the education curricula and throughout the community.

In building a strong Sint Maarten today and for generations to come, government is focused on strengthening our morals and values. High ethical values have always been and shall remain an integral part of our social fabric. Based on this core value this government is committed to accountability and transparency. Apathy and mistrust towards government entities can only be countered through a transparent government apparatus. It is this government's aim to subscribe to and comply with the criteria of Open Government Partnership and Opengovguide.

Openness in government must be practiced on all levels. The people's voice matters most and should always be considered. Therefore, government, civil servants and the citizens must work together to embrace values which lead to a culture of good governance and decreased bureaucracy to be a better performing government. The aim is to be a unified body. Strengthening cohesion and cooperation between ministers, amongst ministries and with parliament. This will result in a more effective and efficient government.”

Projects


Promote integrity and transparency

Initiative Ministry
  • Address integrity and increase transparency and accountability within government
GA
  • Strengthen provisions and access to information by the public
GA
  • Review and strengthen relations with government owned companies, foundations and ZBO's
All

Develop and provide the highest quality education system and training

Initiative Ministry
  • Implement legislation and policies for Education
ECYS
  • Improve quality of the primary and secondary schools
ECYS
  • Improve the quality of and accessibility to education
ECYS
  • Improve quality of educators
ECYS
  • Establish tertiary and professional education as a vital pillar to Sint Maarten's economy
ECYS
  • Stimulate life-long learning
ECYS, VSA
  • Reduce repetitions and decrease dropout rates in education
ECYS

Provide responsive public services

Initiative Ministry
  • Improve efficiency and effectiveness
GA
  • Finalize the move to the new government building
GA
  • Stimulate the use of innovation and technology
GA

Respect cultural and art resources

Initiative Ministry
  • Foster understanding, pride, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage
ECYS
  • Promote and support the development of literary, performing and creative arts
ECYS
  • Promote patriotism and national pride
GA, ECYS
  • Develop and improve state-of-the-art cultural and art facilities
ECYS
  • Preserve monuments
ECYS
  • Safeguard Sint Maarten's artifacts
ECYS

Restructure and strengthen government organization

Initiative Ministry
  • Improve the operations and capacity of the department of Legal Affairs and Legislation
GA
  • Restructure and upgrade the General Human Resources & Personnel department
GA
  • Strengthen the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary
GA
  • Review the structure of government
GA

Upgrade government operations

Initiative Ministry
  • Finalize electoral reform
GA
  • Review the ICT policy and operations
GA
  • Strengthen strategic planning and develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks
All
  • Create a flexible work environment based on performance management
GA

Strengthen international affairs and foreign relations

Initiative Ministry
  • Align the foreign policy plan with the economic goals of Sint Maarten
GA
  • Strengthen cooperation with international organizations
GA
  • Promote international and regional cooperation
GA
  • Promote Sint Maarten internationally and seek partnerships
GA

Nurture inclusion

Initiative Ministry
  • Finalize and execute National Development Plan
GA
  • Develop closer ties with Saint Martin
GA
  • Strengthen relations with our Kingdom partners
GA
  • Ensure the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
All
  • Strengthening community development
VSA