With the formation of the new coalition, locals are furious at the prospect that DP’s Sarah Wescot Williams and Cornelius de Weever will choose to become Ministers, leaving their seats open to Cookie Bijlani and Emil Lee, which they feel means that the Six Month contracts, that St Maartener’s loathe, will remain considering the DP’s close ties to the business sector. And Bijlani and Lee’s association with the very same tourism industry, that uses these very same contracts, which ensure that locals are unemployed every six months. There’s a viral email, and viral posts going around, and anyone sharing the sentiment that they will NOT accept who this new coalition selects for Parliament, has reposted it. So far it has been reposted dozens of times in a few hours. Considering that Christopher and Kendall spend a lot of time pretending and crying on the radio and on the campaign stage about ‘bread’ and how they care so much for the locals, it should be interesting how they react to locals- when they assist and appoint these people to Parliament, who ensure that the local remains continuously without work.
The NA doesn’t like nor agree with DP, The USP doesn’t like or agree with its coalition members. They joined together out of desperation, and some might say greed, and it seems like the locals in St Maarten are lined up for a lot more hurting when it comes to these six months contracts.
There’s an active campaign online to ‘say NO’ to allowing Bijlani or Lee in Parliament, who are considered to be modern day slave masters, keeping the locals in a lifetime of indentured servitude, with no job guarantee, every few months they are jobless.
I’ve stated that the people need to stand up and protest, if they are that unhappy- and they are unhappy, but this is Sint Maarten- people don’t stand up for their rights, and cut down the ones who do.