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William Passes Mantle To His Son Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin

Source: The Daily Herald 13 Feb 2023 11:49 PM

NA MP William Marlin, Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin and Terry Peterson.

~ Ohndhae to vie for Parliamentary seat, endorsed by Laveist ~

PHILIPSBURG--National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) William Marlin, whose political career spans almost 50 years, on Sunday passed the mantle to his son Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin with a promise to passionately support his impending bid for a seat in the countrys legislature.

  William shared his full confidence in his sons leadership qualities and capabilities to direct a successful campaign to resounding victory and St. Maarten to progress, saying that a promise made by Ohndhae is a promise kept.

  Former commissioner, island council member and MP Louie Laveist endorsed Ohndhae Marlin for Parliament and officially passed on his personal campaign motto: Man of Action, based on what he sees as Ohndhaes proven track record as the peoples leader, who actively knows how to get things done.

  Local poet, artist, former educator, politician and debate coach Roberto Arrindell recited a poem entitled Its Time! Arrindell also pledged his support for Ohndhaes campaign, stating: I am a man of my word and I give Ohndhae my word, which I intend to keep. I entrust him with my vote and full confidence that he is the right man to represent the people of St. Maarten.

  The developments occurred during a meeting of a core group of community leaders who got together on Sunday, February 12, to form the Committee to Elect Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin to the Parliament of St. Maarten.

  Ohndhae opened the meeting with a word of welcome, followed by former St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) candidate Benjamin Bell, who blessed the meeting with a prayer, as well as the St. Maarten Song.

  The Committee to Elect Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin to Parliament, dubbed the C4-P Committee, comprises members with diverse professional backgrounds, including school managers and teachers, bankers, civil servants, doctors, lawyers, business entrepreneurs and professionals, marketing, media and communications specialists, community activists, former politicians and the hardworking boys on the block.

  Part of the committee are former National Alliance and United Peoples (UP) Party candidate Terry Peterson, obstetrician/gynaecologist Dr. Randall Friday, musician Addison Shadz Richardson, Grace Sugar Sprott, radio personality Joanne Martimbor-Lewis, School Manager Jacqueline Duggins-Horsford, teacher Nicole Williams-Winter, civil servant Martha Thewett and former (NA) candidate Dione Kirton, who owns Queen Security, amongst others forming a team of more than 100 community leaders.

  The committee believes it is time for Cloyd Ohndhae Marlin to take his rightful place on the forefront of the political arena, after working tirelessly over the past years on countless successful election campaigns for others.

  Elected to the C4-P Campaign Committee Board were Campaign Manager William Marlin, Campaign Assistant Laura Leblanc, President Roy Lynch, Vice-President Chantal Bryan, Treasurer Cassandra Webster, Secretary Mila Williams Webster and Public Relations and Communications Manager Jacqueline Louis.

  Testimonies shared by committee members included sentiments such as Ohndhaes creativity as a man with vision, his reputation as a man of action, a man who keeps his word, the peoples leader and a man who gets the job done. A well-known campaign manager to several elected and appointed officials, he will now be leading the campaign for himself, along with the committee.

  The official public launch date of Ohndhae Marlins political career will be announced soon with an open invitation to the community. 

  Ohndhae thanked everyone in attendance for their support and said it is truly time to continue working for the people on a much larger scale as the visionary man of action.

Louie Laveist mentioned 1 time
Roberto Arrindell mentioned 1 time
Roy Lynch mentioned 1 time
Terry Peterson mentioned 2 times
William Marlin mentioned 3 times
Benjamin Bell mentioned 1 time

National Alliance [NA] mentioned 4 times
St. Maarten Christian Party [SMCP] mentioned 2 times Corner Stone Solutions NV