Philipsburg Against the backdrop of much talk from many political corners about quitting the Dutch Kingdom for independent statehood, Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin’s message on Constitution Day, Monday, was straightforward: any change of status can only come from the people of the country and it is on their desire that politicians must act.

“As the political climate intensifies and discussions of Independence or any other political status arise we must be reminded that it’s the people that chose the current status and only the people of Ts. Maarten can decide any future change,” Romeo-Marlin said at church service in St. Martin of tours Catholic Church on Front Street. Read more