These photos were taken a few hours ago, and they show not just the ridiculously long lines at the Car Inspection Office, owned by Touchie Meyers, Brother of Frankie Meyers, which is clearly a conflict of interest. As you can see by the photos, the very same place that government has inspecting your car, is the very same place you have to go to PAY for whatever they feel is wrong with your car.
First there is the clear dirty, underhanded conflict of interest, the nepotism, which is so pervasive in the St Maarten government.
Then there’s the conflict that the very same people who do the alignments etc, are the “inspectors” who tell you that your car is NOT aligned, and you have to pay so much money, AND COME BACK.
The third disgrace is the hours, and DAYS that they have people waiting in line,
COME BACK, COME BACK, COME BACK, COME BACK……
And when you come back,
something is still wrong with your car.
One gentleman I interviewed earlier, lives in French St Martin, and as per law in French St Martin, he already had his car inspected and aligned in French St Martin. When he got to the Dutch “inspectors”, he was told that his car was not aligned, and that he of course HAD to come back.
Once they’ve had you in line for several days at “Touchie Meyers Inspection Station”,
they send you down to the census, where the lines are out the door.
You do have another option though…….
SLIP THE INSPECTOR $100.00, CASH IN HAND, AND YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED….
Touchie Meyer’s little inspection place is one of St Maarten’s greatest scams.
Isn’t it convenient that we have to pay Frankie Meyers brother to have our cars inspected?
I was there for hours and just recorded story after story.
We’ll wait until the mainstream press catches on to the scam, but considering the fact that it is less than two buildings from the Daily Herald,
I’m surprised that the story hasn’t broken yet.
Enjoy the pictures of St Maarteners waiting in misery,
first at the car inspector’s
and then at the census office.