PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Wycliffe Smith, Leader of the Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) is happy to announce the candidacy of Mrs. Francelise Mauricia-Peterson on the SMCP slate for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Born on the Northern side of the island, Francelise was raised on the Dutch side and attended the Sundial School. She furthered her studies at the Maria College ETAO where she majored in administration.

Upon her return to Sint Maarten Francelise worked in a variety of fields that have enabled her to become familiar with several sectors in the society such as the airline, finance, law and hospitality sectors. She also filled many positions at several casinos on the island as well. Because of her casino experience, the Government employed her as casino controller, a job she has been doing for the last twelve years.

This also led to her successfully completing her course as special agent of police (buitengewoon agent van politie) a function that serves her well in her current capacity as President and Representative of the Board of Casino Controllers.

Married and a mother of three, Francelise has upgraded herself over the years, by following many courses in computers, management and supervision. She commands four languages namely English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamentu. Besides her regular work she also served for thirteen years in different capacities on the Board of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Sr. Borgia School.

Francelise loves her island and can be found assisting in clean-ups and working with others to protect and preserve her beloved Sint Maarten.

Francelise identifies whole heartedly with the values and principles of the Sint Maarten Christian Party. Her strong faith in God is what motivates her to speak out against injustices in her community.

During the week Francelise will give her reasons for joining the Sint Maarten Christian Party and why she has decided to step out of her comfort zone to SERVE THE PEOPLE OF SINT MAARTEN FOR A CHANGE!

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten—News that the new Dutch Ambassador to Cuba Alexandra Valkenburg plans to champion the interest of St. Maarten is being welcomed by the One St. Maarten People Party-OSPP—who while launching their candidate Maurits Joslyn Richardson last week, stressed the importance agriculture must play in the further development of St. Maarten.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten—Musician and educator Leroy W. Vlaun, has joined the political arena and is set to contest the September 2016 elections on the One St. Maarten People Party slate, according to an announcement from Party leader Lenny F. Priest.

POND ISLAND, St. Maarten –  Organizers of the annual TelCell Breakthrough Talent Search say registration is now available online for the first time since auditions began for the first show four years ago.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Rotaract Club of St. Maarten Sunrise, a community service based organization held its first H.A.M at Le Grande Marche Bush Road on Saturday July 9th 2016.

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