PHILIPSBURG:--- Leader of the United Peoples St. Maarten Party (UPP) and chairman of Parliament of St. Maarten has decided to step back and take some time for himself and to fully evaluate the situation regarding the leaked and doctored recording that went viral over the weekend.
In a Facebook Livestream on Thursday MP Brison said he needs time to heal and to evaluate his personal life, see which of his friends will remain, and those he would have to move away from since he was secretly taped in the privacy of his own home.
Brison said since taking office as the chairman of parliament he has raised the bar in parliament and in order to continue the work he began for his country he must also raise the bar in his personal life. “ In order to raise the bar in my life, I need some personal time. The chair that I hold does not belong to me, it is a seat that belongs to parliament, and with recent upheaval, I have decided to tender my resignation as the chairman of parliament, this will allow me to take the time I need to heal, to grow, to learn, and to become the best person that I can possibly be. I will remain a Member of Parliament where I will continue to function and serve my country”.
Brison said he will remain as the leader of the UPP and upon evaluation at a later date, he and his party will see how he could move forward. The UPP leader called on his supporter's families and friends to bear with him as he takes the time that he needs to heal.