USP Board says it’s a party offering opportunity for all | SOUALIGA NEWSDAY

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Board of United St. Maarten Party (USP) stands behind its principles of inclusion and opportunity for all, the party said in a statement on Thursday. “As a party, we have always embraced creativity and the promotion of young dynamic candidates, giving all an opportunity to serve their country and our record speaks for itself.

“We were the trend setters from our inception in 2014, with the unveiling of a board headed by a young president, and fifteen (15) young candidates, all with the desire and passion to serve their country; that has not and will not change.

“We firmly believe that everyone should be given an opportunity to serve their country, regardless of past mistakes. Our open door policy and inclusive culture, where opinions and suggestions are always welcome and debated by the leadership of the party is what has driven and sustained us for the past five (5) years and we stand by our process; as without structure there is chaos. As with any family there will always be a difference of opinion, but at the end of the day we are all responsible.

“MP Rolando Brison’s resignation and subsequent reason for such came as a complete surprise, because although differences of opinions existed, they were simply opinions. They existed long before the board decision to place him in the number one (1) position to head the list for this upcoming election.

“The board accepts his resignation and as a party we will continue the fight to raise the bar in government, ensuring that our country can maximize its potential and operate on a higher level for the benefit of all its citizens.

“Those are the principles on which USP was founded and our focus and determination to fulfill that task will not be shaken or derailed. USP wishes MP Rolando Brison much success with his future endeavors.

“The leader MP Frans Richardson will hold a press conference on Monday to address the upcoming elections, and how the party will move forward in its quest to serve country St. Maarten.”

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