UD extends US election congratulatory message

Dear Editor,

  The United Democratic Party of St. Maarten extends congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris of the United States of America.

  To all the American people for massively exercising their fundamental democratic right to elect their President and Senate and House representatives: “You have demonstrated that the power of the people is by the ballot.”

  History has been made showing that regardless of age, race, gender, ethnicity, barriers have been broken. Imagine, how many girls and women have been inspired around the world by seeing Kamala Harris as VP-Elect.

  Locally in our own country, we can stand proud of all the barriers broken in our political environment over the years. You truly can be anyone you want to be, even in the highest office in St. Maarten.

  We wish you wisdom as you prepare for the transition to a new administration and we look forward with great anticipation to the new White House term and good relations with the Caribbean Region.

  While the global challenges are daunting and magnified in small island developing states such as ours, the outcome of the US election gives us hope.

  We look towards a renewed impetus in relations overall and in the Dutch-American Friendship Treaty (DAFT) for our micro island state in particular and look forward to the new year and new Administration with much hope and anticipation.

  God bless the USA and Sint Maarten.


United Democratic Party of St. Maarten