Radio St. Martin co-hosts of the Road to the Parliamentary Elections 2018 programme Jean Marc and Caty “Diamond Kat” Carmont. (Facebook photo)
MARIGOT–St. Martin’s oldest radio station Radio St. Martin 101.5FM is starting its interviews of political parties’ candidates at 9:00am today, Monday. Daily until the election on February 26, three candidates from three political parties will come in and take turns answering questions from radio hosts.
The programme will last an hour and will give each candidate a chance to speak to the population and give his or her take on several issues facing the island. Today, St. Maarten Development Movement, National Alliance and United Democrats will be represented by one candidate from each of the three parties in the studio.
Station owner François Hunt said on Sunday, “We do this as a free service and do not charge the political parties for the airtime. The questions for the show are not shared either. We believe that if you are on a political list, you should be able to speak to plans and issues related to government.”
Long-time radio personality Jean Marc, Caty “Diamond Kat” Carmont and other hosts will be questioning the politicians on a daily basis. The radio station also plans to team up with its sister station PJD2 radio to host the final debate with leaders of all parties on Sunday, February 24.
The public is encouraged to tune in to the programme and hear out the candidates. The show was started during the 2014 election and is called “The Road to Parliamentary Elections 2018.”
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/72742-radio-st-martin-hosts-daily-interviews-of-candidates