November 24, 2017 / 11:20 AM / 20 days ago

Dutch gov't calls on St. Martin prime minister to resign

AMSTERDAM, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Dutch Cabinet called on Friday for the caretaker prime minister of the Caribbean island nation of St. Martin to resign, which he has yet to do despite having lost a no-confidence vote on Nov. 2.

The Dutch government said it will not deliver 550 million euros ($650 million) in aid to help St. Martin recover from devastation caused by hurricane Irma until Prime Minister William Marlin steps down. The island of St Martin is half part of France and half a nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with 40,000 people. ($1 = 0.8427 euros) (Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Peter Graff)

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