New Intended Governor for Sint Maarten
Ajamu Baly is nominated by the Kingdom Council of Ministers for appointment by King Willem-Alexander as the new Governor of Sint Maarten. He succeeds Eugene Holiday, whose second term in office ends on October 10th. Intended Governor Baly will assume the office of Governor on October 10th during a solemn meeting of the Parliament of Sint Maarten.
The Governor of Sint Maarten represents the King and in that capacity is the head of the government of Sint Maarten. In that position he is inviolable and the ministers are responsible. As a kingdom body, the Governor looks after the interests of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Governor is appointed by the King for a period of 6 years. He can stay for a maximum of 12 years.
Ajamu Baly (1977) was born in Sint Maarten. He studied Dutch law at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2014, he has been working as secretary-director of the Advisory Council of Sint Maarten. He has also been deputy examining magistrate at the Joint Court of Justice since the beginning of this year. Since 2017, he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
During the meeting, the Kingdom Council of Ministers thanked outgoing Governor Holiday for his commitment to the Kingdom.