Great Bay:— A new group, the Caribbean Progressive Alliance,(CPA), made up of representatives from Bonaire, St. Eustatius and St. Martin, was formed at the recently concluded conference on independence organized by the Independence for St. Martin Foundation.
The conference was held under the theme, “Severing Strings” on Friday, March 31st 2017 at SoIL (Source of Inspirational Learning) with United Nations Decolonization expert, Dr. Carlyle Corbin as keynote speaker.
The Caribbean Progressive Alliance will pursue the following objectives:
1. Have the two island territories of Bonaire and Sint Eustatius (re-)listed/(re-)inscribed by the United Nations as non-self-governing territories;
2. Have self-governance assessment carried out for said island territories, as was done for the island territory of Curacao;
3. Allow the populations of the two island territories to exercise their right to self-determination as prescribed by United Nations resolutions 1514, 1541.
4. To support and cooperate with St. Martin (South) in its quest for independence.
The founding members of the Caribbean Progressive Alliance are the Nos Kier Boneiru Bek foundation led by James Finies, the Brighter Path Foundation of St. Eustatius represented by Jacintha Brice and Xiomara Balentina, the government of St. Eustatius led by leader of government Clyde van Putten and Commissioner Charles Woodley, and the Independence for St. Martin Foundation represented by its president, Joseph Lake Jr.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Caribbean Progressive Alliance formed at Independence for St. Martin Foundation Conference