Windward Islands' opinion

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Windward Islands' opinion
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Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles
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v. 1- July 1, 1959-

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every Satuday-
0lished'by J.H. Lake, Sr.,
1 1959, as a means of
t improve the social,.
oal, educational and. poll-
, conditions of the Windward
a by advocating against the
e of.injustice and oppres-


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DUTCH SECTION:


e. Lake, Sr.
*, Box 22,
21Lpsburg,
' Maarten, N.A.


FRENCH SECTION:


a.s B. MOrales,
.igots,
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has equal author y ~ ,.L. .:
Claude .Wathey 4
believe that be is .a1...
that Milton Peters is "e
Sputy") And for anyrop
be accepted, it must b amw
by at least two of the there
bers.
We would now like to bring to
light some of the things approved
by Deputy Milton Peters:
1:- He has closed the Govern-
ment-works hop, thereby, depriving
many of our youths of an opportu-
nity to learn a trade, and putting
many people out of work, among
whom was his own son, and only
child by his wife.
2:- He has allowed a police sta- '
tion to be built at Cole Bay in-
stead of having the school-house
these repaired and opened so
that small children from that Dis-
trict would not have to come to ,
Philipsburg by bus to attend school;


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Backstreet,
Philipsburg.


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21E CASE OF THE PEOPLE AGAINST


DEPUTY MILTON PETERS.


Deputy Milton Peters of Cole
y ,would like to have people be-
wve that he is interested in the
1le of Cole Bay in particular
Those of St. Maarten in gene-
His actions as Deputy how-
r tell a far different story.
a public service we consider
"at duty to call the attention
lthe people of Cole Bay in gum@-
wyarticular and that of all our
r in general to some of
SAthings which he hqs done, as
as some of the things which
.is failed to do as Deputy..
t we would like to point out
r readers; that everything
is done by the Island-govern-
'Vn this island has to be ap-
.bthe Executive Council of
n This Executive Coun-
ta of & Deputy.Mlton


3:- He-has reduced the Agricul-
tural Experiment Station to no-
thing (he has even stoppedthe, -
agriculturist from ordering seeds,.
which were formerly sold to the
planters here at cost price)
And if one would take a look at
the Station today all one would
see is two bulls, and a few young
coconut plants. Things have be-
come so hopeless and bad, that
according to reports, the agri-
culturist has decided to leave
the island soon, because, he is
afraid if he should stay here,
where he is expected to do no-
thing, he will soon forget all
which he has learned about agri-
culture.
4:- He has misinformed the people
of Cole Bay;.telling them that
.the Carty's Estate was not the
property of Mr. Frank Brown, and
that the Government had a case
concerning this estate and that
the government- would give it to
the people of the village. This
has caused the people of Cole
Bay to make many trips to ftilips-
burg.whenever the judge visited
the island for the past year -
and every time they have bhd to
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410'6 WV hich fothe
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th t he
Sirmt iWorkors are paid in-
6i :. i0.d-- 0- por day which
t"a teir rightful due.
S sHe usually takes a little
Valk over to the Lido Bar before
'tiin~. his.. signature of approval
n ..overnmental papers,
jt-I e has stated publicly that:
ftever Claude IWathey says he
aw.veas to". This can be inter-
ted as the lack of ability on
he part of Milton Peters to
think for himself.


'L.'-HBe. along with Lt. Governor
.iTJ. Beaujof, Clem Labcga, JC.
rmonie and Claude Vathey are
responsible -for the low rates
ihich are paid at the airport and
the dredge (f 0.80.per hour).
9~- He along with the Lt. Governor
JJ. eau on, :GC, Larmonie,-Clem
.Lboga and Claude W'athey havc pre-
ventp&.~-up-trtIclks from being
hired to work at the construction
of the airport and are direct&*
responsible for the fact that
the airport,Oontractor is only
offering f 25/.--pcr day for a-
dump-truck and driver.
Now let us look at some of the
things he should have done and
has failed to do:
1:-.Ho failed to use his authori-
ty to have the main-road in Cole
Bay (which is the worse piece of
road on the island) fixed.
2.- He has failed to have the
school-bouse at Cole Bay repaired
and reopened, so that the small
children of this village would no
longer have to comeoall the way
to-Philipsaburg in :bussres to at-
tend schoolA
35- FH has'failed to encourage
C Jtenropr 4grtJie e-on. the
l.a, an: to p~reyte government
"tOV ia .cattle


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:- s s .i,,ba .fu
u~ bise uthority- e-
.to provide fud4is to
etry intelligent se
Q Opleted their '
with flying-colours to
their studios in Hol
stead Mr. Peters has a$
who so desire to make-oa
..our boys who, copsideo
port-card at his
.tion, is a pmxsa pot
yer, Doctor or En]ginee
employed here as helper1t
land-admeasurer.


-6:- He has completely fale,:
prevent or at least curb .thta
timidation of our peoplit~ --i
been completely brow-beaet
now live urger conslrnt. .
being harmed in one or o1'^
way.
7:- He has taken no step.
s.o-evor to prevent the.
money from flowing st.
to the Watheya irpto. -
on the other band aoea
is in his poor to .si
"starvation- .ages for ti
ing-man.
8:- He has failed the pe-.la;'
completely, by allowing
to be by-passed by Clem
who acts as Lt. Governori';l
-absente of Beaujon and -
Wathey. MK. Peters has i
hereby that he is not
representing himself mu
to represent theo people," '


Mr. Milton Peters who j
himself to be called "as
puty" is hereby intite4~
swc-r these charges in-i
that the public will be
tion to judge. If this
active of the people
charges made aGaiwnst.
by ignores the people
hiB then it willbe
lay before the pui
eour future iseuqs
bap i'led in. b-a
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received on Thursday last, in
1411 from Saba a copy of the
,tlibn which is now circulating
Saba as a protest against
-.ation of lewd. characters who
47enadeavouring to persuade the
.'mecnt -of the Antilles to ro-
4lr. Every, the young, intel-
nt industrious and honest
nHAtrator from his island in
x.that dictatorship and ,aur-
i'6nt'can can takeover.
majority of the islandcoun-
Sof Saba have also officially
estod against any action taken
inst. Mr. Every whereby he would
Suntimely'removed from his na-
e Saba. The island he in his
administration has served so

| -We of theoWindward Islands' ;
union wish Mr. Every strength
l courage to face and conquer
e hazards evil doers subject
n to. We are not i4ntrested in
a political views and respect
.uatever his opinion might be in
4a s-respect. We arc just concern-
Sabgut the welfare of Mr.
U3y.because through closely fol-
*ping .his..activitics on Saba
.a. on ,grounds of the many very
tavourable letters received about
., .it .has become for us an un-
Ajiputed fact that this young man
Sl strength and dotormihation,
e.a from bribe and abscure prs-
ares, to pursue his ideals of
tice-and honesty on behalf of
-people. Because wc too stand
,t'these principals we ernestly
that those who must now de-
Saba's fate be guided by the
of the Almighty that Saba be
.delivered into the clutches of
demons of tyranny and. cor-
ion.
SEvery we are-confident your
e, be it now or later, cannot
Wronged. Continue to show
characteristics as a man of
ity and you shall reap the
your labour merits,
..following is the contents, of
mentioned petition:
-OI Excellency the Minister


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tention the follo i$;3
that on the thir4 olf'
1560 Mr. finryZ Eary ai
a~ved at Saba andurt' 6du ing
administration over te e.da
of, one year and ~dven bn,.:".
has.. undertal;en and accomlrt~i44,
much in b-ehAiP f "o(? tho .0
welfare of our iz'laD i;
that in.view of the benefit.
enjoyed by the labourirt5 class,
and the general improvemPent
in thle community give reason,
that we the voters of Saba sup-
port Mr. Every to jhe fullest
degree;
that this example of good and
conscientious administration .
warrants the right that Mr.
Every be granted the privilege
to serve us as our $dministra~.
tor for a longer period of time,
in order t% finalize his worthy
objectives and improvements;
that whatever dec sion is ad gt-
dd'by Your. Excellency, we, the
undersigned voters of the Is--
land of Saba will continue 'to
-loyally uphold and- support M'.'
Evtey as A SON OF TeE SOIL." '
Thus is the pctition-'which-:'
echoes thc hecart:-of Saba in. het
cry that justice be 'given her.
zealous son, whose forebears
stands out in.the community for
their conception of.righteous-
ness and honbsty. May he be spared
for Saba's sake in particular
and the Windward Islands in ge-
neral he being the only native
who holds the leading function
on one of our islands,
May you Saba, be granted t.he,
privilege that your courageous
son continue his valiant strut -
gle to maintain the method,'of.
government he has upheld, is our
ernest wish and prayer.


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tbRe I :. W'morly depity.t afore-'
ant ohn Jeep ,rould be.paid f 30b--
per day iCpls naoYline to throw
dirt" o~the bad spots on the road,
This ha been done away with tand
now .We have paved roads. We could
name nany other cases. But still
Mr. Every has to be removed for
the benefit of "WHO"?, Somebody who
is well-known throughout the whole
Caribbean for dishonest deeds?
SFor instance: "that boat I built
in Tortols anA I haVfn't got one
cent for her" "the witch doctor -
in Haiti now always asks| "You
came .from Sabz., then your money
first because I have had one bad
credit experience with a Saba al-
ready" .
Thq upholders' of this individual
is far worst than ,he is. The people
of Saba don't wish to- .ve an .
Administrator so the Gezaghebber's
(Lt; Governor) Ambassader, but one
who will defend the rights of the
people of Saba.
Therefore wo 1 .ve to make a
change either by petition or by
political.violence. To have autono-
my we must be freed from St. Maar-
ten's -imperiliem. and an ignorant
melter of the island government.
We are prepared to be governed by
Curacao directly. Separation of
the Windward Islands is of utmost
important to Saba and St. Eusta-
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0abeen more dop-
ria of to30e, otf.t
farmer admn^rlist.t^tb
be.n done with tb ,
ger budget? No t this
complished by.,his
Job to which he wahc.
Ships love for Sabear1.
what docs he Get n--

t motive-s can
wanting to remoyt himf.
want a piece of clay i
administrator(which can
ed to t-heir liking.
The deficit in ou b
diminished to such an.-
ing his administratiQt,.
could giv..-oa- sister
Eustatius the same amo
as our step-mother 1slaI
MaartenG avc.
Those who arc trying i
him should reumqmber tbail "
an election coming-upa0
SA Voter
Saba, N.A.


IS THE CONTROLLER OF
NOMIC AFFAIRS, CEM
THE PoqR UN!FORTURTE
s cJAr a l,?o ? .~ o, ^ o

Islandcouncil member a
1er of Social & Econ.rsx
Clem Labega, icis beaen'
troversial figure to $
class here on the isla
firid.it my duty as a s
of the workinG class to-
actions to light.
. 5i.C th i good hezxt,
A fltice there has be
butai plain's from jH
yoffcraon t is isal:W
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s- c .o c ,pabil of he

.tl o their plights 18 1i
e saet "I san't do ay ii
4.bout t ht", alEd, he 'ven.
t value the workers, enough'
.an try. We would liko to
,o;hy this gentleman has ac-
Sto become the representa-
Iof the poor a.d unfortuifte-',
rm? If this gentlemann does
db*eo cr cannot find a ay. to
n t the post which he fills,
Z, what's the reason of having
:in Office? Is it because he
,, ,devout supporter of Claude
bhy and Co. and helps to carry
their motto of: 'Enslavement of
wbrlkcrs? Or is it because
are afacd of thb workers be-
ng too independe"ti *
ers it is high time you re-
Sthat this 'is YOUR fight and
fight alone. It is YOU and
-+lone to remove these evils
tramplin_.upon YOUR rights
o~ly way thbt YOU can do this
y removing these oppressors
office.
on the lobkbut in a vry short
.:.-this same "swe et-mouthed
iJaver of the poor" will be
S hard to influence you,
7t-hen will b.c. Or chance.

,. .,.(Gigi)A. Fleming.


%RANOE LA0DS DO-4 QN JULIANA
.AIRPC T.

dancee one of the foremost
Es of tourism on our is-
t surprised us on Friday,
S1, by landing a-55
-, four-motored DC-4 air-
thb comparatively short
aitrip of the Juliana Air-
Among the passengers
Iv~, one of the Directors


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the "we114. nn .gt
fessor) tc~l F~r nManri
two week. a4o ,fr thae U,.5 ,, .
and is amending. & ."~ ik-ti
tian with friends -and te" XiW&s
at Grand Gcs.e IME tHuoli dnA '-
was formerly in charge ao tbhe
Admini~bre'tie Section of the.
Lago Kedical Center,. and is ac
residing .a-4,ons ItUnd,.Ne O
York with hfi .family.
We welcome MYs. Hucklemn,to
the island and wish her an en.,.
joyable stay.


It was a welcome sigh to see
Mr. J.(Chic) Arrihdell in eir
midst again He returned fr'm .
the-U.S.A. two wrceks ago, aid. Was
accompanied by his most gracious
wife, who is a Graduato nure..',
and who filled the position of -'
charge-nurse at the Lago Hospita
in Aruba for many years.
. Mr. Arrindell who is widely:
known and. well respected 'h.re;.a-ls
held a prominent p6aita Cta t:
Lago (Process Dept.) for maty
years
He is thG owner of "BeO.Le ,.+l
estate. We are most happy to..
have Mr. and iMrs. Arr.indel.al
among us and extend a warm weli-3i.
to them both.


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?" tesu 2 PartyB who is a
I M'^ip ^ official employed
he i ~Telephone Service at
l 8ao is acedpanied by his
yi- ar-. yaoldtn Kevin,
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s raight,-forwad and capable
Un Afub~i dnistrator e Saba
W*a. has dedicated himself to
Ki ae task of giving his is-"
land (Saba) and its people
clean and js t government left
Sphere for Saba on Frid y last
after a two days stay,


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The young, progressive and
IML -fet Maynard, Director of L.B,
ly nard's Agencies of Philips-
b rg is busy organizing an
.-1 W fto n trip by boat to St.
I ts for the Christmas Season,
I : sons interested in making this
Should contact r. Maynard right

S ITS CfRIST RS CARNIVAL PROGRAM
t e.day DeCember 26th. From 5.38 a,rn
Old lisk through Basseterre.
First and Second prize would
be given to the best Old i]Ask
bn b~ and;
At 7.30 a.m. the Bands u st
pass around Circus twice where
they w uld be judged by ttee
judges. .The judges would be
standing. on the Circus.
At 9.00 a.m. The Queen contest


and floor show at Carnival Vil-
lage,
0 dnesday December 27th*
Ca3ypso Tent at Carnival Vil-
S3ge at 8.30 p.n. Steel Band
in attendance.
December 8th.
At 3.00 p.m+ The Children Carpij
val Parade at Carnival Village.
Tlh-. rises I oud be given right
| 'terthe show.
|qel and 3jamicdng *from 4;30 to
'9.M p..i2


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Saturday December 30th.
The Calypso King' Cdpejitioji at
Carnival Village, at 8.30P.m.
ibnday January lst
Procession of troops, floats led
by the 1962 Carnival Queen, Calyp
so King District Qen and Queen
of the Children and rall p Con-
testants from Buckleys Estate a-
long Cayon Street up victoria
Road into Warner Park, EveI body
should assemble-at 10.30 a.mn
Tuesday January 2ndl
Assemble at'kraner ..k all troops,
Floats, etc. at 3 p.m. and leave
for the Country immediately.
Thursday January hth. A
All tf oops and oatswu11 parade
Basseterre from 34.O p.m. led by
the Carnival Queen.
Thursday January U1th,
Prices will e agije at Carjival
Village at .430 pin. by :Hs Honour
th+e AdmiijlibtSat .


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' WINDWARD ISLANDS OPINION 5 SATURDAY PEG. 9. 1961, current royal yen for commoner husbands has now gripped Hollands pretty Crown Process Beatrix. Her love for Jacob Steensna, 27, until recently a classmate at Ieydenis famous university, has become a major headache for the Dutch royal court! „v,?f Pf? 5 ? 1 1 ^ture queen of the Netherlands has • just graduated'from Leyden, where she took law and political science.. At 23, she Is the -world*s richest heiress with a future private fortune estimated at $6$0 million. THET WALKED AND TALKED .-. During her college days Beatrix was seen almost daily'-with Jacob Steensmai called Bob by hoa, friends. Son of an attorney in the snail Dutch city of Eindhoven, he is a tall, handsome fellow whose glasses enhance the intellectual expression"of his face! 4 %  ^^ eB \ Be ^ i3C and ^ used t0 -take lng wOJo together after lectures! This friendship met with no opposition from Beatrix democratically-minded mother Queen Juliana, until the,Queen discovered that the Princess and Bob were in love! tJ^SV^? Vf^ 3 ^v^fv nother and da^htor followed, with Juliana reportedly taying to make it t clear that the country's future queen could not possibly have TcaL uiorisr lor consori/^ — ii h fnJ 1 ^ ?g Wllled ^i trix H believed t0 haTO answered that she had been studying a^cramonerT ^ ^ & l amr f n P rovision tha t forbade a Dutch queen's marriage^o BO TH'KJ0-U T H E I R L A W. To this the Queen is said to have retorted: „ "_Hr childi I, too am a graduate of law and i know that under our constitution a queen needs the. consent'of both chambers of the national legislature for narrying a commoner, Their-consent, however, will never be given because it would create a grave precedent". ••--." Accordingto a report making the rounds in diplomatic circles, Beatrix told her mother: "I am willing to_have the.legislature decide the matter, and if the decision goes against .me.I will renounce my rights to the queenship. In that event, my sister Irene,tfhPvis^l, could succeed to the throne." Queeh Juliana*s reaction to Beatrix* intentions is shared by the girls father, Prince Conflort Bernhard. Therefore, last summer the entire court seemed' to heave a sigh of relief when the royal family went vacationing to Porto d'Ercole, south aC Rome, leaving their romance problems behind fcr awhile^ ^CQueen^ahd"Prince Bernhard hoped the carefree life at the fashionable seaside resort would make Beatrix forget her commoner beaui This seemed to be the case when she began spending much of her time in the company of handsome 37-year-old Prince Alessandro Borghese. The Prince come from one of Italy's leading noble families. He and Beatrix went" sailing, swimmingoand water ski-ing together, and obviously enjoyed each other's compan However, hopes that their friendship might lead to matrimony were blasted by lepal exports. -?HHC-*HHHHttttrtHfr IT MATTERS NOT HOW DEEP INTRENCHED YHE VffiONG, HOW HARD THE BATTLE GOES, THE DAY HOW LONG, FAINT NOT, FIGHT ONt TO-IEHROM* COMES THE SONG! BE STRONG! COO K--FLGHT t t COCK-FIGHI WHOLE DAY .COCK-FIGHT & PICNIC AT THE COCONUT-GROVE ON BOXING-DAY DECEMBER 26, 1961. AS ALWAYS.A WONDERFUL TIME IS IN STORE FOR ALL WHO ATTEND YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MIS8 THIS BAY OF UNUSUAL ENTERTAINMENT •



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"— rz—WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION8 SATURDAY DEC-. £. 196l f v COMING & GOING (Continued from page &) lfr Aloysiusc arty who is a government official employed at the Telephone Service at CuraCao -was accompanied by his h year-old son Kevin, # Mr. Henry Every, hosnegt* straight-forward and Capable young Administrator <£ Saba who has dedicated himself to the task of giving his island (Saba) and its people clean and jus t government left here for Saba on Friday last after a two days stay, CHRISTMLS EXCURSION TO ST. KFtTS. a a so ESSO OFFERS YOU THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS t RUST-3AN 270 metal primer to resist corrosion RUST-BAN 297 Aluminum coating .for use on~clean metal surfaces* RUST-BAN EXTERIOR ENAMEL, In colors: yellow, blue, red, green & white. RUST-BAN 363 Thinner FOR TKE BEST RESULT BUY AT THE The young, progressive and] up-and-Coraing businessman Mr*. Rupert Ifaynard, Director of liiynard's Agencies of Philipsburg is busy organizing an excursion trip by boat to St # '. Kitts for the Christinas Season. Persons interested in making this trip'should contact Mr. Lfaynard right away. ST. KITTS CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL PROGRAHEE Tuesday December 26th. From 5.38 a,m. Old Lhsk through Basseterre. A first and Second prize would be given to the best 61d Mask bandj [ [ At 7.30 a.j% the Bands mu st pass around Circus twice where they would be judged by three Judges. -The Judges would be standing-on-the CirCus. At 9.00 a.m. The Queen contest and floor show at Carnival Village. Wednesday December 27th. Calypso Tent at Carnival Village at 8.30 p.m. Steel Band in attendance. • Thursday December 38tlu At 3.00 p.m. The Children Carnival Parade at Carnival Village. The prizes would be given right after the show. Steel Sand jamming from &.30 to 9.00 p.ru Friday December 29th~, Steel Band recital by all Steel Bands who will be taking part in the Carnival Activities. ESSO SIGN L.B. SCOTT ESSO DEALER Saturday December 30th^ -. The Calypso King' Competition at Carnival Village, at 8.30jp_lru Monday January lst^ Procession of troops, floats led by the 1962 Carnival Queen, Calypso King District Queen and Queen of the Children and all the Contestants from Buckleys Estate along Cayon Street up Victoria Road into "Warner Parkj Every*bocfy should assemble-at 10.30 ailru Tuesday January 2nd^ Assemble at JTarner Park all troops, Floats, etc. at 3 p.ml and leave for the Country immediately^ Thursday January Uth*, A All throops and floats"will parade Basseterre from 3*.6o p^nu led by the Carnival Queezu Thursday January llth^ Prizes will £e givep at Carnival Villnge at U.30 p^m. by His Honour the Administrator. BEATRIX LOVE STIRS ROYAL DUTCH COURT Future Queen Says She May Yield Throve By EDHTLRD J. BYNG N.Y*W,T.&S. Amsterdam* Dec;2.The



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WINDWARD ISLANDS OPINION 5 DEC. 9. 1961. put the whole island concerning the removal of Mr. Every, The labourers on the road as well as everybody else will miss Mr. Every because he has fought against deputy "want all" so that each and everyone would bo treated alike,. Since Mr, Every s arrival on Saba wc haven 1 t heard any rumors of wasting government's money, You can see improvement throughout all the roads. Formerly deputy, aforementioned jeep .would be-'paid f 30.— per day plus gadolino to throw dirt on the b.:.d spots on the roa.d. This has been done away with "and now we have paved roads. We could name many other cases. But still Mr. Every has to be removed for the benefit of "WHO"? Somebody who is well-known throughout the whole Caribbean for dishonest deeds J For instance: "that boat I built in Tortola ana I haven't got one cent for her" "the witch doctor in Haiti now always asks| "You came from Saba, then your money first because I 'nave had one bad credit experience with a Saba already" The upholders' of this individual is far worst than he is. The people of Saba don't wish to have ah Administrator as the Gezaghebber's (Lt, Governor) Ambassader., but one who v/ill defend the rights of the people of Saba, Therefore wo have to make a change either by petition or by political violence, To have autonomy we must be freed from St, Maarten's imperilism and an ignorant member of the island government. We are prepared to be governed by Curacao directly. Separation of the Windward Islands is of utmost importance to Saba and St. Eustatlus'. A Saban, Saba, N,A. Dec.8, '61 Dec, 7, 1961 Dear Mr. Editor; There are rumors circulating here in Saba, that some people are doing their utmost to have MP. Every removed. When I say some people I mean those in power'. Have some politicians in the Windward Islands deteriorated so far, that they cannot uphold.an honest administrator? For the two short years that Mr. Every has been in Saba, there has been more done in that period of time, -than in any other former administration. Has this been done with, the help of a bigger budget? No this has been accomplished by his knowledge of the Job to which he was appointed, and his love for Saba, and still what does he get in return? THREATS OF BEING REMOVED .-* What motives can they have waiting to remove him? Maybe for they of an want a pisce of clay instead v administrator(which can be molded to their liking. The deficit in our budget has diminished to such an: extent during his administration, that we could givc-oSr sister Island St. amount Island as our St. Eustatius the same as our step-mother Maerten gave, Those who are trying to remote him should remember that there is ah election coming up soon. • %  A Voter Saba, I'T.A. %  HHBriHHHBf^4f-:Bf*HHHH'r*<**#* IS THE CONTROLLER OF SOCIAL & ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, CLEM LA.BEGA GIVING THE POQR UHFORTUIIATE WORKERS A SQUARE DEAL?? Islandcouncil member and Controller of Social & Economic Affairs, Clem L?.bega, has oeen quite a Controversial figure to the. working class here on the island, and I find it my duty as a supporter of the working class to bring these actions to light. Since this good gentelman entered edifice there has been nothing but complaints from the unfortunate workers on this island'. This Controller of Social & Economic Affiars, i3 supposed to act as mediatorbetween the ployer and employee, and it is duty to represent* either of these parties which may be involved in some misunderstanding and to-do so without favour. emhis



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 3 SATURDAY DEC f Q, 1 Qto this land (one man even fought with the-owner)-. 5sHe is responsible along with Claude*-Wathey, Clem Labega-,. and Lt.-Governdr J.J. Beaujon for the "starvation-wage" rates (f 4.75 and f 5.-per day) which the government workers are paid instead of F 10.— per day which is their rightful due, 6:He usually takes a little walk over to the Lido Bar before putting his signature of approval on governmental papers, I-7:He has stated publicly that: "Whatever Claude Wathey says he swears to". This can be interpreted as the lack of ability on the part of Milton Peters to think for himself. 18:He. alon£ with Lt. Governor J.J. BeauJoA, Clem Labega, J..C. iLarmonie and Claude Wathey are responsible for the low rates [which are paid at the airport and ;the dredge (f 0.80 per hour). 9s*He along with the Lt. Governor J.J, Beau Jon, J.C, Larmonie, Clem Labega and Claude Wathey have prevented; "dump-trucks from being hired to work at the construction of the airport and are direct^ responsible for the fact that the airport,Sontractor is only offering f 25.— per day for a dump-truck arid driver. Now let us look at some of the things he should have done and has failed to do: 1:Ho failed to use his authority to have the main-road in Cole Bay (which is the worse piece of road on the island) fixed. 2:He has failed to have the school-house at Cole Bay repaired and reopened, so that the small children of this village would no longer have to come all the way to Philip3burg in busses to attend school". 3 sHe has failed to encourage and develope'agriculture on the" island, and to provide government loans for planters and cattleraisers 4:He has failed to use. his" authority to see to it that everyone who suffered ( d amages during hurricane "Donna" which struck the island on.September 4, i960 was given a square deal. 5:He has shamefully failed to use his authority and Influence to provide funds to assist our very intelligent students who completed their MULOeducation with flying-colours to further their studies in Holland. Instead Mr. Peters has aided those who so desire to make of one of .our boys who, considering his report-card at his MULOexamina. tion, is a PBKK potential Lawyer, Doctor or Engineer, to be employed here as helper of the land-admeasurer. •6:He has completely failed to prevent or at least curb the intimidation of our people who have been completely brow-beateh and now live under cons-flant fear of being harmed in one or other way. 7:He has taken no steps, whatsoever to prevent the tax-payers' money from flowing 3teadily into the Watheys* iron-chest; but on the other hand floes all that is in his power to maintain "starvation-wages for the*; working-man. 8:He fes failed the people completely, by allowing himself to be by-passed by Clem Labega who acts as Lt. Governor in the -absent of Beaujon and -Claude Wathey. Mr. Peters has proven hereby that he is not capable of representing himself much less to represent the people. Mr. Milton Peters who allows himself to be called "second-deputy" is hereby invited to answer these charges in writing, so that thepublic will be in a position to judge. If this representative of the people ignores these charges made againBthim and thereby ignores the people who elected him, then it will be our duty to lay before the public in one of our future issues what we believe, is the reason why Mr. Peters has failed in his duty to the people in favour of his: "selfstyled" blind Ipyalty to the Wathey gang (group). ***-::-:;--::--:: -:HHKHKBHHHHHH* te.



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1 %  — 1 WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 4 SATURDAY DSCY 9; 1961. E D I f : OR I. A. L -y:~ We received on Thursday last in the mall from Saba a copy of the petition which is now circulating through Saba as a protest against the action of lewd characters who are endeavouring to persuade the Government of the Antilles to remove Mr. Every, the young, intelligent, industrious and honest administrator from his island in order that dictatorship and exjrruptlon ca.n can take over. The majority of the islandcoun_cil of Saba have also officially protested against any action taken against Mr. Every whereby he would be untimely'removed from his native Saba. The island he in his short administration has served so well. We of the%Windward Islands* Opinion wish Mr. Every strength and courage to face and conquer the hazards evil doers subject him to. We arc not interested In his political views and respect whatever his opinion might be in this respect. Wo arc just concerned about the we If air e of Mr. Eyery because through closely following hi3. activities on Saba and on grounds of the many very favourable letters received about b.im, it has become for us an undisputed fact that this young man has strength and determination, free from bribe and abscure pressures, to pursue his ideals of justice and honesty on behalf of his people. Beca,use we too stand for .these principals wo ernestly hope that those who must now decide Saba's fate be guided by the Hand of the Almighty that Saba be not delivered into the clutches of the demons of tyranny and corruption. Mr. Every we are confident your cause, be it .now or la/ter, cannot be wronged. Continue to show your characteristics as a man of integrity and you shall reap the reward your labour merits. The following is the contents, of the abevementioned petition: "To "His Excellency the Minister President: Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, registered voters of the island of Saba, wish* to brTng '.-tc~..ybur Excellency's attention the following: that on the third of April I960 Mr. Henry C. Every arrived at Saba and during hie administration over the period of one year a.nd seven months has, undertaken and accomplished., muck In behalf of "the general* ^v welfare of''our island; that in view of the benefits enjoyed by the labouring class, and the general improvements in the community give reason, that we the voters of Saba support Mr. Every to the fullest degree; that this example of good and conscientious administration warrants the right that Mr, Every be granted the priviledge to serve us a.s our administrator for a longer period of time, in order t*o finalize his worthy objectives and improvements;" that whatever decision is adopted 'by Your. Excellency, we, the undersigned voters of the Island.of Saba will continue to loyally uphold and-'support Mr, Every as A SON OF THE SOIL," Thus is the petition which-:? echoes the heart'of Saba in. her cry that justice be given her ..' zealous 3on, whose forebears sta.nds out in .the community for their conception of righteousness and honesty. May he be spared| for Saba's sake in particular and the Windward Islands in general he being the only native who holds the leading function on one of our Islands. May you Saba, be granted the priviledge that your courageous son continue his valiant struggle to maintain the method of government he has upheld, is our ernest wish a.nd prayer. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Not the responsibility of the Edj Dear Mr. Editor; Please put the following piece in your well read paper; Today we heard reports through-! %  M



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION A %  SATURDAY DEC. 9. 1961. \ THE WINDWARD ISLANDS 1 OPINION Is published every Saturday It was established "by J.H, Lake, Sr',, on July 1, 1959 as a means of helping to improve the social,, economical, educa-tlonal and political conditions of the Windward Islands by advocating against the causes of injustice and oppression. EDITOR DUTCH SECTION; J.H. Lake, Sr. P.O. Box 22, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, N.A, EDITOR FRENCH SECTION: Mrs; B. MOraJ.es, Marigot, St. Martin, F.W.I. Printers: The People's Printery Backstreet, Philipsburg. THE CASE OF THE PEOPLE AGAINST DEPUTY HILTON PETERS Deputy Milton Peters of Cole Bay would like to have people believe that he is interested in the people of Cole Bay in particular and those of St. Maarten in general. His actions as Deputy however tell a far different story. As a public service we consider it our duty to call the attention of the people of Cole Bay in SKJIKxaci particular and that of all our readers in general to some of the things which he hqs done, as well as some of the things which he has failed to do as Deputy". First we would like to point out to our readers; that everything which is done by the Is land-government on this island has to be approved by.the Executive Council of St. Maarten This Executive Council consists of: Deputy Milton Peters, Deputy Claude Wathey and Lt, Governor J.J. BeauJon. Eaoh member of the Executive Council has equal authority (even though ; Claude Wathey would have people believe that he is the boss and that Milton Peters is "second<"deputy") And for any proposal to be accepted, it must be approved by at least two of the threa P ..mem]*J] bers. v •* We would now like to bring to light some of the things approved by Deputy Milton Peters: 1:He has closed the Government-workshop, thereby depriving many of our youths of an opportuv nity to learn a trade, and putting many people out of work, among whom was his own son, and only child by his wife. 2:He has allowed a police staJ'. tion to be built at Cole Bay instead of having the school-house thepe repaired and reopened so that small children from that District would not have to come to Philipsburg by bus to attend school'. 3:Hehas reduced the Agricultural Experiment Station to nothing (he ha3 even stopped., the. agriculturist from ordering seeds,, which were formerly sold to the planters here at cost price) And if one would take a look at the Station today all one would see is two bulls, and a few young coconut plants. Things have become so hopeless and bad, that according to reports, the agriculturist has decided to leave the island soon, because, he is afraid if he should stay here, where he is expected to do nothing, he will soon forget all which he has learned about agriculture 4:He has misinformed the people of Cole Bayj telling them that the Carty's Estate was not the property of Mr. Frank Brown, and that the Government had a case concerning this estate and that the government would give it to the people of the village. This has caused the people of Cole Bay to make many trips to Bhilipsburg whenever the judge visited the island for the past'year and every time they have had to go back to their homes disappointed because there was no case. It has also caused some of the people of Colo Bay to trespass on



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WINDWARD IS LANDS'. OPINION 6 .:. %  SATURDAY DEg^9 '196l T Thl3 however i3 not the case • here in St. Maarten. It is now quite obvious that this Islandcouncil member is not willing or maybe is not capable of helping the poor workers. His reply to their plights is altways the same: "I Gan't do anyt hing -about t hat", and, he even doesn't value the workers enough to even try. We would like'to know why this gentleman has ac'cepted to become the representative of the poor and unfortunate %  •-• workers? If this gentleman does • not s'ec or can.not find a way to defend the post which he fills, then, what's the reason of having him in office? Is it because he is a .devout supporter of Claude Wat hey and Co.. and helps to carry out their motto of: Enslavement of the'workers? Or is it because they arc af*&io of the workers becoming toe independent t %  Workers it is high time you realize that this is YOUR fight and YOUR fight alone. It is YOU and YOU alone to remove these evils from tramplingAipon YOUR rights. The onljr way that YOU can do this is by removing these oppressors from office. Be on the lookout in a vry short while this same "sweet-mouthed "Enslaver of the poor" will be •trying hard to influence you, but then will be JfOUJft chance. B.(Gigi)A. Fleming. IHNMK-*##4HHHHHHHMHHHMHHt AIR FRANCE LANDS DC-4 ON JULIANA. AIRPORT. Air France one of the foremost pioneers of tourism on our island, surprised us on Friday, December 1, by landing a 55 passenger, four-motored DC-4 aircraft on the comparitively short landing strip of the Juliana Airport here. Among the passengers on bop.rd was one of the Directors bf Air-France. According to imformation received this brings to an end the flights of DC-3's to St. "Maarten by Air France:. We have a.l3o understood that Air France not only took all the ri3k, but also full responsibility for tliis landing that is to say any damage caused by this landing to the airport would have been-for the account of Air France. And for this much credit is due to this pioneer of Tourism for St. Maarten", #*%:-