As the March 18th elections draw nearer as apparent by the posters, stickers and flags around the island I have to ask why does it have to be a mudslinging contest?
A week ago Friday I was enjoying the company of several local friends at an establishment in Windwardside when a strong WIPM party supporter entered the bar carrying the WIPM manifesto. He went off on a tirade about how much the party had done for the people of Saba. Some disagreement was put forward by others when suddenly this individual became quite angry.
I quote ” All you foreigners who are able to vote are nothing but ungrateful. You Columbians, Dominicans, Haitians, Canadians and Americans who came here with nothing and have been given a good life by the WIPM party are now turning their backs on them”. This is the most racist comment I have heard in a long time, there is no place for statements like that on Saba. If this is the position of the WIPM party why would they then want our votes? Is a party with this kind of attitude worthy of governing this island?
He further went on to add that” we must elect this commissioner because this commissioner is not capable of running the island”. So this is the way the WIPM party feel about their own candidates as well?
Keep it clean and fight the election on the issues not on personalities.
Name withheld on request.