~Calls issued to rename Waterfront in the name of longest serving Mayor of Saint Martin. ~
MARIGOT: ---Persons from all walks of life throughout the community of Saint Martin and dignitaries from Sint Martin, Anguilla, St. Barths, and Guadeloupe gathered at the waterfront in Marigot on Friday to pay their last respects to Mayor Albert Fleming who passed away on June 28th, 2023, at the Louis Constant Fleming Hospital.
The late Mayor Fleming was described as a patriot, a man for his people, simple and humble, and a man who cared for his family and that of his community.
Second Vice President of Parliament William Marlin said that Fleming served his people for 30 years, 24 of which he was the Mayor of Saint Martin. Marlin said Fleming was a peoples person, one who was very concerned about the two sides of the island coming together to work in the best interest of his people.
He called on the current government to revisit the idea of building a road from Concordia to St. Peters, Marlin said that was the vision of the late Mayor and it is an honor if those in power revisit the idea of completing that road in his honor, while Pastor Hodge called on the President of the Collectivity and other elected officials on Saint Martin to rename the waterfront in the name of the late Mayor Albert Fleming who loved being on the waterfront during his lifetime.
Pastor Hodge reminded the gathering that Mayor Fleming came from humble beginnings and as such he remained humble with a deep concern for the people of St. Martin whom he served. He was the largest employer who started off his trade as a construction worker and worked himself up the ladder of becoming a contractor and businessman. He provided work for construction workers through his companies while providing work for construction workers as taxi drivers and other ambassadors when the tourism industry kicked off on Saint Martin.
Paying tribute to the late Mayor Fleming were Richard Gibson Sr. his friend and business partner, Imran Macsood Amjad former CEO of Nagico Insurance, former Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, First Vice President Bernadette Davis, Director of the Office Tourisme Valerie Dameseaux, former President Daniel Gibbs, Deputy Prime Minister Egbert Jurendy Doran, Adrien Baron, President Loui Mussington, Audrey Gil and several others including his children, Brenda Brooks, Raoul Fleming, many others.