MARIGOT:—- On Friday, September 16, 2016, the “Our Land Matters” movement met with several district leaders, heads of associations and other families to discuss the current status of affairs on the “Our Land Matters” movement. The discussion highlighted not only the history of the ongoing debacle with the Beauperthuy properties but also that the manner in which this situation is being handled is considered to be against human rights and unfounded. It also brought about the discussion on the lack of concern from the side of the local government. Also highlighted during the discussion was the need to unite and stand as one island. Attendees are calling on sisters and brothers from Dutch St. Maarten to form a united front when addressing the issues facing our Island. Also in attendance during the discussion were members of the Laurence family. The Laurence family is also experiencing injustice with their properties and are seeking a resolution to a long ongoing debacle with their land. R. The discussion ended with the “Our Land Matters” movement informing all present that a peaceful march will be organized. Leading up to the march, a fundraising rally will be held on October 2, 2016, from 11 am. To 9 pm. at Boo Boo jam area. Entertainment, food, and drinks will be available.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Our Land Matters met with district leaders and heads of associations.