I am Maurice Lake, in the general interest of the people I am going Back to Basics & Moving Forward. This is a continuous fight for change.
The past has taught me valuable lessons and has opened my eyes and ears to where the real issues are that affect our country. Today because of the many experiences gained, the lessons learned and a better knowledge of good practices, God has given me the opportunity to work with most of our political leaders, and based on my experiences and working relationships, I have come to realize that leadership needs vision, leadership needs a people’s person and leadership needs a progressive approach. Therefore the only way forward is to unite, unite the people in order for Sint Maarten people to smile again and create hope. That is why I have decided to work once again with political leaders Theo Heyliger and Sarah Westcott Williams as well as other candidates on the UD list to help create better opportunities for our country SXM.
Why UD? It is clear we need a forward-thinking leadership to advance this country. UD with Theo Heyliger as leader will get things done for Sint Maarten.
For the past year and after Hurricane Irma, I have seen people all around me jobless /homeless/facing uncertain times. People are hurting and in desperate need for help. I felt a call to take action but I was not in a position to make the kind of difference needed. I see the vital need to create jobs, improvement in education, recognition for the University of St Martin, and better support for our seniors. Our people must be placed at the center again. They must be the focus for our country’s rebirth after the hurricanes. We need people in office who consult first and take the greater good into consideration. We must be more in touch and remain in touch with the people and for that, communication is key.
With the United Democrats Party we can work to achieve better for the communities and the overall of the country.
The passing of Irma brought out the good, the bad and the ugly in our leaders, politicians and some of our people, however, this is the time for unity, togetherness and putting aside differences and truly working in the firm interest of our people. This is not the time to clutch onto grudges, to slander and sow the seeds of division among our people, but a time to build bridges. I have learnt my lesson and humbly thank the leadership of UD and its candidates for having placed their confidence in me to be part of the recovery of our beloved country Sint Maarten under the leadership of the UD. This is the time to learn from my mistakes, learn from them and start again to better serve our people.
Time to come together and execute joint development projects for the benefit all our people – north and south, Sint Maarten/St. Martin. However you view it, we are one! People of Sint Maarten, we must confront our future with a unified front. This is the only way to truly move our Sweet Sint Maarten forward again.
I look forward to your support of me as candidate #23 on the UD slate at the bottom of the list which represents the foundation of the party. I am encouraging everyone to go out and vote for my person or any other UD candidate on the list. We are (U)ndaunted in our (D)etermination to see our country (P)rogress! Every beginning starts with a strong and solid foundation.
Sint Maarten needs a strong foundation to rebuild upon after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the UD represents this foundation. VOTE LAKE #23 for a STRONG FOUNDATION GOING FORWARD. REBUILDING SINT MAARTEN