Do not let yourselves be used, or your objective be used for political reasons"
The Prime Minister of St. Maarten recently condemned the practice currently being carried out by individuals of harassing parents going to school to collect their children or speak to teachers being harassed by individuals seeking signatures for petition drives. "I have received many complaints, and I condemn the practice, regarding that at some schools parents collecting their children are underhandedly presented with petition forms or signature drives or whatever it is for elections at schools. I think that is wrong; parents, whether they come to pick up their children or see teachers should not be faced with these situations; that is not what school is for. While I am heartened by the interest, especially by the young people, in the Governance of our country, do not loose sight of the real issues here and do not let yourselves be used, or your objective be used for political reasons," emphasized the Prime Minister. She requested the practice of harassment at schools be put to an immediate stop.