Sucker Garden:--- On Sunday, February 19th local businessman and aspiring politician Julian Rollocks jr officially opened his Computer Center, during that time he also made use of the opportunity and officially announced his candidacy with the Unified Resilient Sint Maarten Movement (URSM) party, led by Surgeon and political leader Dr. Luc Mercelina. I want to publicly thank Dr. Mercelina for the opportunity to be part of this political movement and also thank him for his unwavering support. Other speakers at the event included URSM President, Brenda Brooks, candidates Chris Wever, Wendell Thode, Veronica Webster, and Mr. Mauricia
In front of a large crowd, Mr. J. Rollocks Jr. outlined the objective that led to his decision to open this very needed Computer Center. The Center which will be opened free of charge to the general public offers free computer classes and assistance to persons who wish to pay their GEBE, TELEM, and other bills online. Mr. Rollocks jr, proudly indicated that the center is for senior citizens, the youth, and other less fortunate persons in the community who wish to learn computer skills. Furthermore, he stated that residents are welcome to receive advice concerning setting up a small business. Mr. Rollocks jr also made use of the moment to launch his political jingle “Nobody go run us”
Mr. Rollocks jr. stated that the song is a testament to his determination and fighting spirit despite his personal setbacks. My parents thought me never to give up despite the circumstances, to go out there, and work hard to give it all you got.
During his speech, Rollocks jr repeated some of his personal struggles with his business and properties. He stated that he hoped that no local person would ever have to experience what he had been through. At the end of the day, I was born on this lovely island, and I have family here who work and contribute to this society, hence my campaign song nobody goes run us.
Mr. Rollocks jr said that his vision if elected to Parliament, "is that every household should have a laptop, we are living in a world that is technology-driven”. In keeping with his vision, Mr. Rollocks jr donated 3 laptops to 3 families in the audience and a power wash to a young local entrepreneur who owns a carwash. During his speech, Mr. Rollocks jr said that he believes that young people of this country should be given more opportunities to start their own businesses. We need to create employment, and remove some of the red tape for our young people and middle class” In, every election our young people, middle class, and senior citizens are used as political pawns.
"I have shown that I care by doing my part in the community and I will continue to work hard for the people of this country.
The URSM and Julian Rollocks jr would like to thank the crowd that visited the event this past Sunday. “ I appreciate the love and support I received from the people, my party leader, and political colleagues, thank you. A special thank you to my beautiful wife, my family, and my friends who came out to support."