St. Maarten Names New Commissioner of Tourism

Frans George Richardson has been appointed as commissioner of tourism and economic affairs, aviation and sports for St. Maarten. Prior to this position, Richardson served for three years as a senator representing St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles Parliament. Richardson began his political pursuits in 2003 when he was elected to the Island Council in the St. Maarten Government.

Prior to his involvement in the political arena, he served as airport operations duty manager at St. Maarten's Princess Juliana International Airport. Richardson also has an extensive history of successful leadership in various capacities, including the car rental industry, cinema (he established the first multi-screen movie theater in St. Maarten), real estate and construction. Richardson is a member of the Frans Richardson Educational Foundation, the Soualiga Son Foundation, as well as various sporting organizations throughout the island. Additionally, he is a Member of the Permanent Committee on Constitutional Affairs (PCCA) for St. Maarten.