Fresh out of a packed week of activities, The Democratic party of Sint Maarten is gearing up for its first public meeting for this campaign.
On Friday, November 27th the party continued its "Greet and Meet" in the area of South Reward at the Fleming’s residence.
Candidates had the opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience, with the usual closing by the DP leader, Mrs. Wescot-Williams, who not only stressed the need for voters to come out and vote in the January 22, 2010 election, but also to vote for a party, able and willing to represent St. Maarten in the Antillean Parliament, until this parliament is replaced by the Parliament of Country Sint Maarten. The DP leader touted her Party’s record, not only on the constitutional front, but also her administration’s achievements up to June 8th of this year. As an example, the DP leader pointed to the nearly completed gym hall, located next to the Milton Peters College and several others.
She chided the leader of the NA for his criticism of the housing project in Hope Estate, a project that he subsequently proudly celebrated, when the highest point was reached.
Saturday night was the party’s grand fundraising event, featuring the Calypso King of the World, the Mighty Sparrow.
Sparrow kept the capacity audience at the Maho Convention Center enthralled for the entire show, as he sang his famous tunes to the music of the Troubadours. The crowd consisted of all ages, and its reaction was one of sheer enjoyment. Several patrons had traveled from Anguilla to also witness the Calypso monarch and enjoy his stellar performance.
Preceding Sparrow was our own Timo and he did not disappoint his home crowd. Not to be left out, the MC, our King Arrow (Erol Dolphin) did his song "Destiny", a fitting tribute to mark the Party’s 55th anniversary.
All in all, certainly a night to remember.
The first public meeting of the DP will be held this Friday, December 4th in Cole Bay, the district where the leader resides, on the Tackling property, adjacent to the Shell Gas Station, starting at 7.30 pm.
The Party’s focus in this election is to finish the job it started on the constitutional front; continue to highlight the issues affecting our community, such as crime and health care, and demonstrate where true commitment to the people of Sint Maarten lies.