Am writing to express my utter disgust and disbelief about what is going on, on this beautiful island I’ve called my home for the past 20 plus years from the seemingly endless challenges being faced as a result of not having a job due to covid-19, wondering what will tomorrow bring. Will, there be another disaster that will put more strain on our economic decline or will it be the constant bickering of our politicians with their hidden agendas who can’t seem to get it right. The constant fight between Holland and ST Maarten it’s quite a shame. All the help most of us have gotten came from Holland via K1 Britania, the Red Cross who did a fantastic job to name a few.
What’s next I ask?
To the families who have been depending on the food boxes and the E-voucher cards, come May will no longer be available. Listening to press briefings after press briefings from the Government and desperately hoping that they’ve learned from past mistakes. Living the public with more questions than answers.
Covid-19 has left a tremendous burden on some of us and what is most heartbreaking is the responses from those agencies (SSRP unemployment support, social welfare department) who are supposed to assist those of us who are unemployed due to the pandemic. WE DID NOT ASK FOR THIS. Telem, GEBE, none of those government-owned companies seems to care, your complaints only fall on deaf ears. People are stressed and depressed, we’ve lost all forms of humanity. The upper class walking away feeling ok, while we continue to struggle. I Am exhausted trying to provide for my family while living in financial hardship. Come May we will be left in the cold.
A view from my couch.