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The United PeopleS Party (Upp) Is Back With The Largest Turnout Thus Far.

Source: SMN-News 13 Aug 2023 10:20 PM

~ The UPP was not formed to benefit one iNDividual or their families Franklyn Meyers.~

PHILIPSBURG: --- Despite the infighting aND political backstabbing, the United Peoples Party led by NDidate' href='/newspolitician/712/rolaNDo-brison'>RolaNDo Brison is back as their sUPPorters showed up in large numbers showing their sUPPort for the new aND reformed UPP the green machine.
On SuNDay evening persons within the St. Maarten community that sUPPorted the UPP uNDer the leadership of NDidate' href='/newspolitician/561/theodore-heyliger'>Theodore Heyliger returned aND showed their sUPPort for the party that is now led by Member of Parliament NDidate' href='/newspolitician/712/rolaNDo-brison'>RolaNDo Brison with its deputy leader Minister of VSA NDidate' href='/newspolitician/739/omar-ottley'>Omar Ottley.
Special invited guest aND keynote speaker Terrence Drew Jr kept the crowd on their feet at the Aleeze Convention Center when he spoke of the importance of youths in every SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAtion. Drew Jr. called on every young person to take up their role in society while knowing their worth. He called on the youths to denounce the labels given to youths that are often called drug addicts aND crimiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAls.
Former Member of Parliament aND co-fouNDer of the United Peoples Party NDidate' href='/newspolitician/399/franklin-meyers'>Franklin Meyers sent a clear message when he said that the United Peoples Party was not formed to benefit any one person or family. It is a party that was formed to unite people aND to be inclusive.
At the congress, a new board was nomiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAted aND elected, while the UPP board recognized the fouNDing board members for their contributions aND dedication towards building the United Peoples Party which was fouNDed by the late Joseph Richardson, NDidate' href='/newspolitician/561/theodore-heyliger'>Theodore Heyliger, aND NDidate' href='/newspolitician/399/franklin-meyers'>Franklin Meyers.
The UPP board also recognized some Associations for their contributions. The INDian Merchant Associations, the La SemaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NA DominicaSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NA, the Haitian Association aND the Guyanese St. Maarten Association are among those that were recognized.
Leader of the UPP NDidate' href='/newspolitician/712/rolaNDo-brison'>RolaNDo Brison pledged to continue working for the people of St. Maarten, he remiNDed that even though he was attacked aND faced numerous challenges since being elected aND chosen to revive the UPP party he did not get distracted from the work he set out to do for his country aND its people. Brison made clear that he is the only Member of Parliament that presented numerous laws to the Parliament of St. Maarten aND had them passed.
Another speaker that kept the large crowd going was the Minister of Everything NDidate' href='/newspolitician/739/omar-ottley'>Omar Ottley.
Ottley held two Ministries for nine months without complaining, he also remiNDed the gathering how much he worked on thinSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS that mattered to them one being increasing the food basket aND ensuring that the minimum wage was increased. He said he is currently working on a living wage for the workers in St. Maarten.
Some caNDidates that will be running on the UPP Slate are:

NDidate' href='/newspolitician/712/rolaNDo-brison'>RolaNDo Brison
NDidate' href='/newspolitician/739/omar-ottley'>Omar Ottley
NDidate' href='/newspolitician/557/tamara-leoSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NArd'>Tamara LeoSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NArd
NDidate' href='/newspolitician/640/kevin-maingrette'>Kevin Maingrette
Ydellinne Heerenveen

Juanly Abel

NDidate' href='/newspolitician/754/francisco-lacroes'>Francisco Lacroes
NDidate' href='/newspolitician/687/lyNDon-lewis'>LyNDon Lewis

NDidate' href='/newspolitician/775/akeem-arriNDell'>Akeem ArriNDell
NDidate' href='/newspolitician/363/chanel-brownbill'>Chanel Brownbill

The Congress was live-streamed by SMN News. The full stream can be fouND on SMN News Facebook Page

Chanel Brownbill mentioned 1 time
Franklin Meyers mentioned 2 times
Tamara Leonard mentioned 1 time
Theodore Heyliger mentioned 2 times
Kevin Maingrette mentioned 1 time
Lyndon Lewis mentioned 1 time
Rolando Brison mentioned 4 times
Omar Ottley mentioned 3 times
Francisco Lacroes mentioned 1 time
Akeem Arrindell mentioned 1 time

General Solidaire [GS] mentioned 1 time
National Alliance [NA] mentioned 30 times
St Maarten Patriotic Alliance [SPA] mentioned 96 times
United People's Party [UPP] mentioned 17 times
New Direction St. Martin [ND] mentioned 34 times Corner Stone Solutions NV