DP attends 11th annual Wreath Laying ceremony honoring Dr. Claude WATHEY


(PHOTO’S AVAILABLE)On July 24, 2009, the DEMOCRATIC Party of SXM for the 11th straight year participated in the annual wreath laying ceremony at the statue of the late, great Dr. Albert Claudius Wathey, commemorating what would have been this local hero’s 83rd birthday.


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In doing so, the DP which originally initiated and organized this ceremony for the past 10 years in a row , will continue its tradition of remembering and honoring one of its founders and the man they credit with having visionary foresight as it relates to the almost miraculous successes that our twin-nation island has had and continues to have. As previously reported the ceremony was held at the foot of the statue of Dr. Claude Wathey in front of the Government Administration Building on the Clem Labega Square on Friday, July 24, 2009 from 09:00 AM to 09:30 AM. The organizer of the event, the Dr. A.C. WATHEY FOUNDATION for POLITICAL AWARENESS, has announced that the sequence of wreath laying was as follows:

1) The Democratic Party of St. Maarten

2) The Executive Council

3) The Wathey family

4) The University of St. Martin

5) The DP Chapter of Professional Young People (DP CPYP)

6) The Dr. A.C. Wathey Foundation for Political Awareness

For the Democratic Party the wreath will be laid by Party Leader Island Council Member Sarah Wescot-Williams and Deputy Party Leader DP Senator Erno Labega.

The Democratic Party

Michael J. Ferrier

St. Maarten, July 21, 2009