PHILIPSBURG:— My thought on the St. Maarten Day of Worship 2016, held on July 5th, at the Walter Plantz Pier: Good Initiative and great potential for a summer activity. This if managed well could be included in our summer tourism package. It however, was unfortunate that politics sneaked into the event. Why do I say this? Several patrons expressed their disgust that during the event political pamphlets were handed out. Notwithstanding these pamphlets regarded the St. Maarten Christian Party, this is still a Political Party. How unfortunate it would have been if more political parties would have used this venue to spread political propaganda. This is, far as I can ascertain the only “blemish” on an otherwise exhilarating event. This only goes to show that sponsors, especially government and government related entities should exercise caution in supporting events, especially during these political times we are in.
President of the DP Marinka Gumbs.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Government, PJIA and St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies caught up in political sponsorship.