PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Youth Parliament and IslandGalTing will be hosting the first-ever Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7 pm. The event will be virtual and live-streamed on Youtube. The Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate will feature five members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, each representing a faction. Our participants are MP Ludmilla Duncan of the National Alliance Faction, MP Rolando Brison of the United People's Party Faction, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of the United Democrats Faction, MP Melissa Gumbs of the Party for Progress Faction, and MP Chanel Brownbill of the United St. Maarten Party.
“Citizens should tune in to the parliamentary debate as it is a means to hear the stances of the political parties long before elections are due, as well as a means for the MPs as members of government to answer the questions that have been weighing on the minds of its citizens”. President of the Sint Maarten Youth Parliament Jer’miah Richardson states. “ The St.Maarten Youth Parliament is extremely grateful for the opportunity to help host and organize such an event as it allows us to work with MPs and political leaders. We at the St.Maarten Youth Parliament look forward to the debate with great anticipation. “
"This event allows us to see and understand the position of the elected officials and their plans for the rest of their term. We believe that everyone should tune in. You can also rewatch the stream at a later date." Creative Director for IslandGalTing Kamilah Gumbs states.
Members of the panel will answer a set of questions created by the team and answer a few audience questions. Each person will have three minutes to convey their message to the audience. IslandGalTing and the Sint Maarten Youth Parliament ask viewers to follow their social media @islandgalting or @sxm_youthparliament for all updates and rules.
The Sint Maarten Youth Parliament also invites you to their Open House on Saturday 19th March 2022 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Rupert I. Maynard Youth Community Center to learn more about the organization and ask questions about the debate!
Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate, 25th March 2022 7 pm AST live on IslandGalTing YouTube Channel.