The Saba Labour Party has recently published its program for the March 18, 2015 elections.
The introduction reads:
Saba, the Unspoiled Queen, is ready for a new government with new people. A government consisting of persons who are fully prepared to work hard not for only few but for all.
Saba, it is time for CHANGE! The organization of the government has changed; the Island Council has the political and decision power. The Commissioners have to execute decisions that are made by the Island Council therefore it is important to have your best representatives in the Island Council. SLP is asking you to vote for persons that will represent YOU in the Island Council when decisions are being made.
SLP aims for an open application process for the positions of Commissioner. The objective is to appoint the best individuals with the optimum competences to execute the Island Council’s decisions. The community of Saba deserves to have a team of leaders in the Island Council and as Commissioners.
A regular statement made by the present government is: “That’s a Kingdom law; we cannot do anything with it.” We think different about that! As soon as something concerns the Saban people, it is our business, Kingdom law or not.
Any law can be changed with an effort and hard work to get it done. We need to influence the National Government by having personal contact with people in The Hague; Ministers and Second and First Chamber members.
We also need to build a relationship with several organizations and people to get them to understand and share our vision for Saba and make positive changes that all Sabans will benefit from.
More communication is needed between the Government and people of Saba. All citizens of Saba should be informed about what is happening on our Island; what rules and decisions are in discussions and what decisions have been made. A good working website, use of social media and information on paper are needed so that everybody has access to all the government information.
All Island Council meetings should be aired by radio or better yet, seen on TV and internet.
The government should be open, transparent and informative.
A lot of changes have been implemented since 10-10-10. Are we happy with them? No, a lot of the changes are hurting our people. What did our government do? They just accepted changes. (Its Kingdom law, remember?)
This has to be changed! Our Kingdom partner has to understand that we will not accept to be dealt with as second class citizens.