Candidate drops out


St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) candidate Shenella Browne has opted out of the February 26 snap Parliamentary Elections due to health reasons, the party announced on Monday. She, however, continues to be active in her home district of Dutch Quarter. The former candidate said: “Even though I may not be an active candidate, I will continue to observe, comment, assist and actively participate in making my community and my island strong again.” The party, headed by retired pastor Wycliffe Smith said in a press release that it supports Browne’s decision “to put her health first and will also support her as she strives to make a difference in her home district through her direct involvement in community work.”

Source: The Daily Herald