The Democratic Party we know today took shape 55 years ago, the same year the watershed Charter of the Kingdom was promulgated. This milestone will be commemorated in grand style by the Party under the theme "55 – A CELEBRATION OF SAINT MARTIN" .
On November 1st 2009, the month long program, will kick off with a church service at the Praise Tabernacle Church in Cole Bay, giving thanks to the Almighty for his guiding hand and blessings in transforming this Island and for the leadership of the Democratic Party during the past 55 years.
On November 7th 2009, the Chapter of Professional Young Persons (CPYP) will be having its finals of the district play off basketball tournament, where the bragging rights for the best 3 man team of St Maarten will be determined. Several prizes are up for grabs with each member of the winning team receiving a lap top computer as the main prize. The venue for this event will be the Great Bay Sports Auditorium.
November 10th 2009, will be our comedy night. That evening we will be hosting a fundraising comedy Jam with the main act by Paul Keen Douglas out of Trinidad & Tobago and also a performance by well known comedian from St. Maarten, Ms Dorothy "Rosa" Richardson. The venue for this event will be the Maho Convention Center and the show will kick off at 9.00 pm.
On November 15th 2009 we will be having our family day at the Emilio Wilson Park in traditional St. Maarten fashion, complete with domino and bellot games, string band music, food, drinks and activities for the kids.
Our month of activities will culminate with a grand fundraising event on November 28th 2009 at the Maho Convention Center, where the renowned Calypsonian and Calypso King of the World, the Mighty Sparrow and his band, will be wooing the audience with classics such such as Salt Fish, Congo Man, Jean and Dina and many more. This will be a show to remember as Sparrow has stood at the cradle of calypso and has bridged decades with his musical style and flair. This we believe is a fitting tribute on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the Democratic Party. Also scheduled to perform along side the Mighty Sparrow, are some of our own local calypsonians and musicians. This event will start at 9.00 pm sharp.
Details of venue of ticket sales and other logistics will follow in subsequent press releases.
The Board of the Democratic Party of St. Maarten,