A wolf in sheep’s clothing is one thing, but to miss lead a whole country for decades is plain out ungodly . We are not all religious people but we believe there is a creator for everything, what others choose to call the one they know created the earth is up to them. We believe in life and Love which come from the lifestyle of the Rastafarian culture, our conscience and common sense guided us to this point, the only way that truly made since to us up to this point. As youths of St Maarten we are very disappointed in the way we are represented by our so called ministers and government representatives. To not know something is one thing, but to know and still lead people a stray is now a matter of disrespect towards the people that put their faith in you to lead them in the right direction. Understanding how politics work we came to a conclusion that the rich and famous high and mighty families that have installed and secured their authority within our society has always had one main plan, to conquer and control by any mean necessary. It’s not hard to justify the difference between good and bad or right and wrong based on the gods giving gift of common sense or your conscience. Your common sense helps you to decide if the decisions you are about to make are good, bad, right or wrong. To override that gods giving gift you must install a few ungodly features within your lifestyle :
Religion – Based on miss education, religion plays a big role in the way our common sense works towards one another. Because one might believe in the miss educated concept of religion: allah, Rastafarianism , Buddhism and Christianity ect ( with Christianity sectioned in different classes such as Catholic, Seventh day, Anglican, Mormons ect ), we tend to simply treat our brothers and sisters different because of our different beliefs ,this also played a big role in bringing racisms alive and even that played its role on altering the way our common sense works and helping us justify which groups of people were superior to others, when we were all equal to one another to begin with. To strengthen our theory just put a few different races of babies (African, Caucasian , Indian, Chinese ect ) in a room and watch what happens ” MAJOR PLAY TIME” . Left to grow up with one another without the miss educated concept of religion only results in brotherly bonds and lifelong friendships.
Miss Education – It is unfortunate to be miss educated! The factor can be based on a wide scale, so wide that if we don’t try keep what we are about to explain limited, we may end up talking about miss education throughout this whole letter . Right now I explain about miss education based on a lack of outlets for our youngsters. If one does not have a outlet to express ones creativity in a positive way the only way left is to find an outlet that allows you to express yourself in a negative way . Now common sense should tell you if you start building more jails instead of schools, you only create a negative institution platform for youngsters to enroll into, the government spends how much millions on the prison while the St Marten University is in desperate need of help . What does that say about you as a leader who has their own share of common sense installed? History also allow us to find ourselves, we believe ” you got to know where you coming from to know where you going” this plays a big role in allowing our youngster to know what our grandparents and great grandparents worked hard for , to honor , preserve, uplift , carry on and to know that valuing hard work is something to be proud of.
Lack of jobs and poverty – This alters our decision making based on common sense on a day to day basis. If people have to fight to provide for their family ”let’s take animals in the wild as an example”, Common sense directs them into a state of mind called ” survival of the fittest” by any means necessary they adapt and do what’s needed according to the situation their in. People adapt to negative situations when they are not able to pay their bills or give their family a plate of food to eat , at that moment their survival instinct kicks in and they do what they have to do in order to provide either good or bad, and if there is no good what’s left ? We can come up with a solution that may decrease both these problems by a substantial amount, it won’t solve it as it is too far long gone for saving , but we can do a great deal with hope that by educating and occupying our youngsters they will carry on a tradition that they can be proud of and teach their kids the same. The solution is ”AGRICULTURE” or you rather continue seeing us just clean the sides of the roads as educated as we are ? Or out of work like all those hard working people at pelican that were planning their kids futures. What does your common sense or conscience tell you ? We’re sure it doesn’t feel good inside ! Most politicians learn to control this emotion because they and their families are well taking care of and mostly want for nothing.
Politics – This play a great role in understanding how the masses of a country is manipulated by just a few inhumane rich greedy people that just want more and more not realizing they the cant go to hell with it. Common sense also tells you that we are a island under Holland, in simple terms (we don’t need all the complicated big words ect which most of us don’t understand any way cause we are miss educated), not a country. By now as we can see every country that fought for freedom or independence paid with their lives or the integrity of their land and would end up in poverty ( Guyana, Jamaica ect ). It’s ok if we are under Holland, everybody can use some help once needed but with good intentions, but stop miss leading the people, after all if you believe they put you their why not serve and protect them as leaders should!
By seeing every great leader throughout history that was put in place to carry out the inhumane duties of the greedy rich families on the grounds of politics (who are scared themselves to step out in the open because of their own guilty conscience and hide behind other to protect the fortunes they stole from others ) and instead with their own conscience telling them to do the right thing went ahead and fought for the freedom of a country or it’s people ended up DEAD( Kennedy, Lincoln, king, Malcom X and the leaders that brought havoc on nations, Bush, Hitler, Slave traders ect), you know the list, you are a well educated person! Now with no disrespect, if you were Carrying out the works of the people and not the works of the high and mighty shouldn’t you be dead, in exile somewhere or without that decision making job like President Clinton? Now common sense only brings us to one conclusion , you are not truly working in the interest of the POOR AND AVERAGE people! Politicians and rich people mostly live above the law, which clearly shows us that laws are installed to control the poor and less fortunate. Most of St Maarten politicians were involved in some kind of scheme or crime but yet still keep their seat with respect to their family names when you dig deep behind the scene. Most buildings, landmarks and estates ect have family ties to peoples grandchildren and great grandchildren who are also some of our no good politicians in government today who were placed their not by vote but by inheritance which doesn’t qualify them to be leaders.
Now there are many more factors we can cover under having a conscience and common sense but you are well educated person and already know all the points we expressed, we choose to keep it limited or else we would be typing forever . By having this knowledge it helps keep the miss educated under control . I expressed the points above so that others may be educated on the matter and have a more open mind set towards and building and communicating with one another and a slight idea of how politics work .
Now by the laws of conscience and common sense we the youths of St Maarten ask you to step down and give your seat to a woman like Ms Nicloe de Weever . HOW DARE YOU, YOU MIGHT SAY, but common sense shows what sort of passion this young lady truly has which is inspired by a vision a with a plan for our children’s future, she cannot do it alone but I am sure she is willing to listen, learn and execute what needs to be set in place to make sure our kids have a sustainable future. Looking and what Nicole did with so little money was extra ordinary compared to a government who has a budget they can play with and still provided no way out but a youth detention center. How about investing half of that money into the University of St Maarten and teaching our kids not to not to end up in a jail cell . NOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN , DOESNT IT?
As we get older and advance into adulthood, we realize that the responsibility of having kids isn’t easy , but fortunate enough to be here on the island of St Maarten where things isn’t all as bad as many other countries in the world , so for that we are grateful. How can you be in a position to make a change knowing that the path we are heading down is not a healthy one for our children and not try implement a solution? Why not try to put things in place that may provide some sort of security ? The big guys don’t want it huh ? So you play the game like a queen on a chess board knowing that if you don’t try protect the king he would offer you up for slaughter? Well in that case I guest its survival of the fittest right ?
We have a plan that is sure to work if giving the support of government . The plan is based on AGRICULTURE and for some reason it’s been a very touchy subject since in the OLD MAN DAYS (Claude Wathy). Why is Agriculture such a big deal with our government knowing the fact that food is always on demand and we depend on only importation of our stocks and food supply. Without any of the features above installed your conscience and common sense should tell you this would be a right move to make knowing we don’t have platform for agriculture. What are you guys protecting, the rich guys that make money on the taxes that come in on these goods constantly? Come on, their are masses of people suffering because of you guys selfish ways of living while you are the minority amounts us . I guess the satisfaction of watching us suffer is enough to sooth your sorrows. But turn the tables around 180 degrees . Would you like this end of the stick? That answer you just gave yourself says allot about the person you are inside verses the role you are trying to play.
The Plan – An Agriculture station and Market place would be a perfect solution to start working towards solving our food problems, it will not only provide food but also jobs, education, increase revenues that may be beneficial to government, increase tourism, benefit the environment and motivate people to produce whatever they are culturally capable of producing which will keep them occupied , out of trouble and proud of themselves . Look how Low lands Community Gardens , Hillside adventures and many other little organizations and foundations are striving on their own within agriculture while there is a budget of about 600,000 guilders from USONA towards agriculture and government decides to build a detention center instead, ok that’s cool build the detention center, that had its own budget, but the money is still there for agriculture, so why are you guys not doing something about it? Is government going to wait till a hurricane or some disaster comes and we run short on food supplies to realize that we needed to install some sort of foundation of agriculture? It’s not genius it COMMON SENSE !
Based on the God giving Law of Common Sense and Conscience and with the knowledge of even the Preamble of the Constitution ( placed below) that you as government do not uphold or respect, we the youths of St Maarten with all respect, we cannot call you Hon. Prime Minister Sarah Wescott Williams because there is no honor in what we see happening on our island, we would rather say Honorable Nicole de Weever because she makes our children smile and give them something to live for. Don’t under estimate yourself Nicole we believe you can once you plan not to follow in the oppressors footsteps.
Youths of St Maarten
PREAMBLE of the constitution of St Maarten
WE, THE PEOPLE OF SINT MAARTEN CONFIRMING that we recognize the guiding principles of Almighty God as the core of our values;
INSPIRED by the exercise of our universal right to self-determination as manifested in the referendum dated 23 June 2000, when we freely opted for the status of Nation within the Kingdom of the Netherlands;
BEING DETERMINED to work with each other, with our partners in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, with our neighbors in French Saint Martin and with all peoples of the world on the basis of freedom, equality, peaceful coexistence, and international solidarity;
DECLARE that we are a people that believes in the principle of democracy, the rule of law, the principle of separation of powers, the dignity and value of the individual, and the entitlement of all individuals to the fundamental rights and freedoms;
BEING DETERMINED to care for the perpetual maintenance of nature and the environment;
DECLARE that we wish to create a constitutional order based on an open and approachable government;
AND THEREFORE, in order to record these objectives and convictions, the following provisions shall enjoy the force of law as the Constitution of Sint Maarten.
SXM4613 SOBIESKY MANUEL PARRONDO, born in the Dominican Republic on November 4th, 1987 and residing at Rue de Sandy Ground # 8. Suspected of murder.
SXM4632 CARLOS MIQUEL OLIVIER-RUIZ, born in the Dominican Republic on February 1st, 1984, wanted for drug trafficking.
SXM4633 MARCO DAVID SANTANA-GUERERO, born on the Dominican Republic on April 25th, 1984, wanted for drug trafficking
TDH – PHILIPSBURG–The Police Force has intensified its search for the three persons who escaped from the prison cells at the Philipsburg police station on Sunday.
Police spokesperson Inspector Ricardo Henson said on Monday that the three men were still on the loose. He said most of the neighbouring islands, including French St. Martin, have been informed of the escape.
He warned citizens that it is a crime to aid and abet criminals. The police are relying on the public for any information on the whereabouts of the escapees.
The three men from the Dominican Republic escaped from the open-air recreational area of the prison Sunday afternoon. The escapees are Sobiesky Manuel-Parrondo, born in the Dominican Republic on November 4, 1987, whose last address was Rue de Sandy Ground #8, and is suspected of murder; Miquel Olivier-Ruiz, born in the Dominican Republic on February 1, 1984, and wanted for drug-trafficking; and David Santana-Guerero born in the Dominican Republic on April 25, 1984, and wanted for drug-trafficking.
Police said the suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous. Persons with information on the suspects can contact the police at tel. 542-2222 or 911.
ST MAARTEN – On Sunday June 23,Around 05.00 p.m. the Police Central Dispatch received a phone call from the prison section of the Philipsburg Police Station informing them that three prisoners had escaped.
The prisoners in question at the time of their escape were locked in the open-air recreational area of the prison. While in that section these prisoners got the opportunity to escape via the roof. The prisoners in question are:
SOBIESKY MANUEL PARRONDO,
born in the Dominican Republic on November 4th 1987 and residing at Rue de Sandy Ground # 8.
Suspected of murder.
CARLOS MIQUEL OLIVIER-RUIZ,
orn in the Dominican Republic on February 1st 1984,
wanted for drug trafficking.
MARCO DAVID SANTANA-GUERERO,
born on the Dominican Republic on April 25th 1984,
wanted for drug trafficking
These suspects are considered armed and extremely dangerous.
The House of Detention and Police Department are asking the general public to help in the investigation to recapture these three armed and very dangerous persons.
Any one who may have any information that can assist in recapturing of these suspects should call the police department at 54-22222 or 911.
TSXM – St. Maarten – The legacy of former Justice Minister Roland Duncan keeps haunting St. Maarten. “The new government must do everything within its power to restore the confidence in the integrity of its ministers,” Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk writes in a letter to members of the Second Chamber. “With the departure of Minister Roland Duncan not all problems of St. Maarten have been solved according to the Kingdom Council of Ministers.”
Plasterk’s letter fulfills a promise he made during the consultation with the parliamentary committee for Kingdom Relations on April 16.
“I have said during the general consultation that I have told the Prime Minister of St. Maarten that the Kingdom Council of Ministers shares the general feeling that the integrity problem in St. Maarten is bigger than the investigation the Public Prosecutor’s Office has initiated. I have said that the integrity problem damages the trust citizens and companies in St. Maarten as well as foreign governments must be able to have in the country’s administration and that this affects the image of the Kingdom as a whole,” Plasterk writes in his letter.
With Duncan’s departure “an important factor disappeared that was also the cause for the image of the integrity problem,” Plasterk writes. “But this does not mean the problems are solved. The integrity of the administration and the politicians in St. Maarten remains for the Kingdom Council of Ministers a continuous source of concern. With the formation of a new cabinet the Kingdom Council of Ministers hopes that a government will take office that is aware of this worrisome situation. That remains to be seen. A new government will have to make the necessary effort to regain the trust in the soundness of the country’s administration and to eradicate the negative image that has come into being about it.”
Plasterk concludes his letter with the statement that the Kingdom Council of Ministers is prepared to support the Wescot-Williams cabinet in these matters.