Windward Islands' opinion

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Windward Islands' opinion
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v. 1- July 1, 1959-

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IhLAl OPINtION


ISLANDS' OPINION
haed every Saturday It was
ashed by J.H. LaikeSli. on July
as a nens of '.clpin to im-
j'the social, economical, educa-
.1 and political conditions of the
rard Islands by advocating a.a-inst
causee of injuotice ..: oDpression.


:TOR DUTCH SECTION:


1. Lake, Sr.
), Box 22,
Llipsburg,
, Maarten, N.A.


OR FRENCH SECTION:
j a -


I. B. Morales
ip ot,
Martin,
Kr.i.1


nters: The -Pople'-: PriTntry
Bac'ckstre: t
PhiliIp sbu:'.


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T:TATIVES:
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women from various Districts was
led by -Mr, Wallace Peterson and
Mr. J.(Jese)H. Lale,Sr. Wallace
Peterson carried a poster with the
slogant "WE ELECTED HUGH LOPES WE
WANT HIM NOW" Jose Lake carried
a poster with the slogan: "GIVE US
LIBERTY OR UIVE US DEATH" There
were other posters with the fbl-
lovin-' slo.sns: "FEAR GOD AND HAVE
NO OTHER FEAR" "LONG LIVE THE
PEOPLE" "T:T__ IS THE COTTER STOP
THE--I NOW OR ~-H "LUN" WILL BE
LATER" "ANrD :- CALL THIS DEMOC-
PAC Y" "E3 AP2 "FED-UP" WITH THIS
SORT OF INJUSTICE" "THIS IS THE
WETiHERLNDS ANTILLES NOT RUSSIA"
"FREEDOI-: A:D JUSTICE AFP ON THE
MARCH" "DO'1\N TJITH DICTATORSHIP"
"OUR h1TAN R1"-:-TS ARE TRi-PLED"
"IF OUR REP- L_::TATIVE IS NOT
RESPECTED" "CAi: THE PEOPLE BE BE-
SPECTED???"
Upon ar--ivc.l at the Lt. Governor'
office Mr. Wallacce Peterson and Mr,
Jose Ltake,Sr. entcr-ed his office
and handed him thc following pro-
te3ts
"TO HIS HONOUR T:- GEZLGHEBBER
OF THE I.TTERLADS WIND'TARD ISLANDS
'T. MoAARTEN


A.RUBA: Mr. J.F. Yo:_-
Sc.bast:-c:.t 55A
San !ico2..

STATIA: Mr. V. To'bin
Orc-'nj t .' c,
ABA: Mr. D:.vCid DonD:e_-
The 3otL on


lMr s. R"- cca Leven tone
The Dot':on


MARD ISL-1:DS' PEOPLE '3 PARTY PRO-
S AGAINST UNJUST *RT-TCINT OF
pDGH I. LOPES, -EP 'SEIT.-IVE OF
WINDWARD ISL 11DS I1 THE ST'-TTN OF
TEHERLAITDS AN:ILI--S.

I H.I. Lopec Rep-esen,.'tive of the
Ird Islands i. the Staten o thie
lands Antille" v..-.s o:: octed to
the Windw re. IsleadC on Thursday
SHe -was hovrvCr- pr;-evented from
so by the Goverinment.
caused Llreat dissatisfaction
,the peo c. ol St. arten and
nation of t'c 3o"d-:membe'rs of
.P.P. Section St. -2aarten sup-
:b over 50 voters delivered a
to the Lt. Governor on Friday
:,at 5 p.m.
itesation -tbered at the Sea-
and marched from there to
of the Lt. Governor. The
Wbt4.c3 consisted of men and


PROT-ST


THE UNDERSIGHND I~:.3ERS OF THE
30ARD OF T:-' WINDWARD ISLANDS PEO-
PLE'S :PARTY, SECTION SINT MAARTEN,
SUPPORTED DY A UTJI.3ER OF REGISTERED
VOTERS IHF PfS ::T DEMONSTRATING
THEIR DISSATISFACTION, DO I-EEBY
VI-OROUSLY P .OTEST AGAINST THE FACT
THAT THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF
THE WINDTARD IS f 1-DS IN THE STATEN
O TH7 NET-HEJs.TDS ANTILLES MR.
HUG-H 1. LOPES, IIALS 'TEN UNJUSTLY
PR,'EVENTED FROM VISITING THE WIND-
WARD ISLA:TDS A::. HI CONSTITUENTS
Or TN:T'RSDAY i.CY 18th, 1962 BY THE
GCVE-_T.rT-. C TO T:-'Oc. HI IS EMPLOYED;
THE UliDT. SIG- ~EI D A~:- THE DEMONS
STPiTING VOTES CAiN"OT DO OMEER-
WISE THAN EXPRESS T:E FEAR OF
FURTHER ENCROAC:C-Z-NT ON THE HUMAN
RIG-:,TS IF SOIS STEP IS NOT TAKEN
TO CORRECT zTHIS ImNJUST IVE:
THE SIG-720TI'S OF THIS PROTEST
A3 :WE3LL AS T:-H DNiONSTRATIVE DE-
LEG-ATEON HE~.- PRE:T APPEAL TO
YOUR HONOUR THE G~ZAGHE3BER OF THE
WIND":,ARD ISLANDS TO TAKE EVERY
CIASURE TO SPEEDILY INFORM HIS EX*
CELLENCY T-HE GOVE ..NOR OF THE NETHER-
LANDS ANTILLES AS IHAD OF THE CEN-
T:AL GO_-Tl-ENT AND AS REPRESENTAa
TIVE OF TH: CROWN JONCERNING THIS
PROTEST AND THE REASON WHICH HAS
CAUSED SAME; AND FURTHER TO S.-
QUEST HIS EXCGELJNCY TO GX '
FULL AID AND
THAT...TIE Eo
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION 4 SATURDAY MEY 19. 198

IN GRATITUDE

Even iiow as I take my pen to direct these few worlds to the borm from whence I oa0
tate for there will be those that will 'iay it is Tor a political oause.
Yet let those few who may"choose to critize me remember that I did rot live in SaL
politicians I did&6not labour in Saba as a politician but as Henry Every Mwho wds wil
dedicate his entire physical and mental"strength to his island without personal bemr
Although for days I had noted on my iriting-pad that today was the blessing of the
on Hell~eate due to the fact I was very busy it completely slipped my mind until 3
in the afternoon I became suddenly aware of it againe-And while my thoughts flew oa1
ocean I typed out a cable, and sent its At 4 o'clock I ieceivod a cable from the oomnn
Hellsgate5 I suppose it is a bit hard to write on paper what I felt in"my heart.
To-night for once I beg of all those that should read this foFget for a moment that'
now a politicaino Just remember the Sabian that loves his country.
Perhaps I was hot all my people expected of me. My imperfections I did not conceal,
then I am not a hypocrite. I guess it was because I openly and honestly Paced any re
lity that might' be mine thiat"my enemies could use my truthfulness and straightforwarM
a tool to destroy me in order to be undisturbed in their evil. I had one burning deasl
that was to sec the moit we"coald achieve from the money we received. Be it from His 9
ship the Bishop and our church, be-it from the government r'alv-ys wanted to see some
substantial, something beautiful from the money that was for our community It is alse
kriwn that not only the church I am a member of but for the Anglican church at Saba I
personally appointed tbo control and report to a cousin of that religion, who "mate an 1
ant contribution towards'the repairs of the Anglican Churohes in Saba, the progress of
'desired achievements. No, it is not politics that made me interested in my island afft
both spiritual and temporal.
To the comnunityof Hellsgate and the Catholics of Saba I"want to say alUo "thank y8
Amongst my souvenirs I have placed your cable but in my heart is placed forever the gil
gave me when I isrked alongside you tiirgini stones and sand For the erection of this'i
The gift of determination and unity and tev knowledge that from this things of beauty
How long ago is it since I khelt vwit you in a wooded shack? To-day in"its place stand
of"the most beautifulfchuirchos in our islands which nom is a fitting tribute to Gode 1
wardside may also your cdrea come true
It was an official hinour to me to lay the corner stbne of this church yet Horr:y Ev,
sonally was far more priviledged to share in the gathering of the many etheF stones im
ship with my fellow Sabians. This world is large and there"is much place for him who I
ling to use his hands and head but if I never return to work again aiong you thon I ia
ways feel bound to you in this building of stone that will be forever warm with .he"l1
dedication of the many Sabians who-'oibtened and mellowed with the sweat of their Iroi
stories into an object of love. My reward was to be able to be there "
Tom Saba I was bUnishid because I'knev not how to approve the stealing of governmei
portyo The band of robbers will never touch the spirit of Henry Everyo
'Yes, though I am the least of the apostles I am proud of my'Roman Catholic Faith and
profess it openly for this is-ono of the freedoms we figTh -br that we may soeve God
way in the religion we think right. The faith I hold dear grow in spite of fire, dig
sword because God in His Almighty"wisdom deeis it right that strength Tist come throu4
struggling That my struggle for right may grow also is my ernest p-ayer that I may la
lived in vaino
Sometimes when the wind sighs and whispers in that towdr I was so anxious"to see coo
kbut because of r untimely removal I was not privileged; listen when you are there o|
knee.and pray fo' the soul of ono who"also sighs and yearns someday eo be in bo-dy agal
now only his spirit is born on the brost of the soft beooze that caresses a vork whi4
all his love -
S A tower of strength, a tower of stbne, looks out over tho sea and though I ias sent;
political exile I gather strength across the waves that roll out frot-the shoroerof g
island from that emblem of strength whero Sbians st-Adgglod and labonrod together in U
for a just cause before the eyes of the Sprome Judge, the Almighty Gode

Curacao, lay 10the 1962.

iHenry Co SV'RY



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
(Not the responsibility of tle Editor)

Dear N. Editor .
The following was a piece entered by "A woman voter of Saba" and published in the
Islands' Opinion of January the 27the 1962,




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BaTMuRPxMaY


REPRESENTATIVE IN THE .STTEN OF THE NETER-
LANDS ANTILLES NR. HUGH I.. LOES BE ALLOWED
AND PERMITTED TO' COE TO THE WINDiRED ISLNDS
ON MONDAY MAY 21, 1962 TO EXPLAIN AND DIS-
CUSS MATTERS OF A PRESSING NATURE WITH HIS
CONSTITUENTS .

Signed Chalroais Wallaoe Poterson
Seoretarys JeHe lalke3,*

St. Maarten, May 18, 1962,"
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RICHARDSON GRADUATES AS A TYPEWRITER TECHNI-
CIAN

Mr. Benjamin (Ben) Rioiardson a natii of
Anguilla atd at present residing at Mar'igot
St. Martin, wh-is an English and commercial
t'eaoher AIoing the subjdcts giivn by hi7,
ares English, Composftion; Conversation, 'ro-
nou riation, Vocabulary building,- speech re-
port, the three R's, shorthand, .typj.ng and
business correspond noe
,lDUCATIONJ.L B;'CKGR(XJNDs
. e began hia first studies at the Road
Government" School in Anuilla and later en-
route to Triniiad to further his Educatibne
In 1957 lie graduate as a stalent in Port-
of-8pain Trinida' in the studies of Anoiont
and modern Histbry and Tieology6
In 1958 ho graduated from the institute of
osa Angelos Californiae
In 1959 he"took a test in Trinidad then im-
mediately enbollea as a S udenb in the in"'
statute 6t Lbudauiaa teoas in the Study
SIENOGRAPHY aMndpassed with a grade of 99*
In 1960 he enrolled as a student of the
institute of Chioagd Illinpis in the study of
English and"Speech report. He"was graduated
1 year after and carries a oerti8icate of dis-
tinotiono
In 1961 he again enrolled is a Senior Stu-
dent of Now Jersey State board of Education
ari Techniciane He has coonleted the pre-
soribed 300 lesson of Instruction and is '
now illigible for his Deploima as .a typewriter
Teohnioien Rioeardson as far as we kDow -
will be the first Anguillian residing here to
hold a Teohnician's Deplomae .
One of his colleagues in Trinidad discrib e
hia) as a cleaver smooth speakig .ohap. with
great^potl;nntialities
In regards to Shorthand he siad Shorthand
is a"fasainating and valuable sftu4 porhiaps
no profession offers more opportunities"for
young 'en and women than that of .Stenography
or secretary
In- egards to Typing Riohardson'tells the
history.of the invention of typewriters he
said it" dates baok to 1714 when an English
Engineer named HeIery Mil was the first
to design a tyvewriter.eWe tell how England
hassia, France, and America to join the pa-
,.rade..
The first sentence ever type on a machine
.rg 'C. lathan bhoIwe, 1iptb 1867" Before
oonaol.ing his history Bplhardson wpekidig in
1 1anguaze t)t.A t'at the gbeat
:b o ppette 4 the


of Speed contest, the N
In 1888 with a stakb of
rin won tlio contest,
ten fingers in stead Bf
PICK METHOD e The wofrtAN
speed-re6ord is held by Aber
professional who is able bto 6 i
words per minutes, this reor4 i
tablisAh E 1941 and s rilfI4 i
In regards to typwriwte' re
said today a type writer should 1
tiful as ellras practical to ftl-l
with the door oT the*offaie and
a pleasing appearance, fbr hise
he alw"y giv~e his oustommsr t
a beai'tifil treatment .
In regards to English whehl"W d
ston Churchill Britains former
Minister was able to iefluencoe
inion on'may is'suoesthrougk his
a speaker and writer RICHARD60 9
imagine-a forgoign born studcnb
to comprehend the classics Erng1
gage with the up and down souind.e
trough bough etco



DEATHS

CONSTANT CUARTY died-at the Sb.
Hospital at Philipsburg on ondihy
23, at 3 asm" He was 30 year,
and 5 days of ageb -
The dedeaded was a nafive"of
but had iived the botte? part ofil
in St. Maarten, he was residing at
Garden.
He is survived by"seven sisteres
siding in Philipsbufg (031ve P3
residing in England, One resi
Kilts and fotir residing in Angu
threo brothers, One residing in
One residing in St. Thomai and oa
iig ini Anguilla. The ftmeral took
on April 23, at 4030 p'me To the
relatives we extend our sympathye
*
LBERIT CLEOPHUS TJURMCbIEK better'
as Maurice died at -the Sbheose.
in Philipsbirg after a short i
Thursday April 19, at 6 aome He
years of age
The deceased hailed from Gra.od
was residing with Miis ea iinla zi
daughter **. and *so. reas Do
survived 'y twio"daughtIerl O 9
at Pastor Hncdr'iok Strat G6,
Aruba, *as- Stella"Hodge eardoirgi
in Philips," 's. Irene IDhare '
The funeral took pla.e one t.h
at 9 anme.We extend our wymatht
bereaved relatives

WITH EBEP REGRET 1B J
MISS JOY ARNRLL AND
*BORN JAMIjr WHICH TO0I


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DI ,AND,''OPINION.SLT-R' AY W -Y 1 196?.:


Flornnoe Peterson made it knoin that
d written this piece. Miss 'lorenSe
n'ios thf first ooiusin of Mr. Henry
I*., Every oan 1i regarded as "nSba's
itte candidate" for the Staton elections
|4thui l9 62'
y word in Miss Ptcrrson's wwell written
was well consi'dorod by mot That is why
ld like you to reprint it. I am one of
woinan motorss of Saba and oven without
Peterson's appeal to stand"as one inia
an end t-' the oorruption party r for one
tlting for '*, Horry Every, our" bright
aban, who showed no false pride but
is always in the same lovirg and
way without exceptions of colour an d
hse Ho is my*candidate and the candidate
as8t all Sabans even someothat aro afraid
to Aamit ite We want Hoiry Every and it
Lgnoran.t of the Dsad Party (as Miss
son calls the DePo) to think they Could
Saba Claude Wathey instead of Henry
l. I do not like politics but it is the
-)on of Henry Every who the Sabans know
love has caused me to be greatly interest-
| in third election.
Bis courage, his k indness and above all
a.gs his great love for his people and is-
along-wit h his feeling for justice gave
j an over i sting. place in my heart. Even
An e was regarded as a DIDmocrat, those
S ee* ationals did not'suffor because they
e Nationals He dofenoded those who could
Defend themselves for I was one he de-
edd when I did not kAow it's
;j6fe was honest in goveromont, and we wmrt
y e"was just and ve wait justice.
Sus Henry Every that has trains to help
island. Down with Claude Vdthey and his
buoking tool in Sa'sa. Every honest
I.-will vote for Herriy Every and the WIPP.
i-eterson cai be sure "6f that and for
'~i ason be proud oT her cousin Henry
y for ve all are proud of hime
Bere follows Miss Peterson's piece
Saar .
,-a3r LMr. Editor
fP"lease pint the following article in
w ll respected papers
S TO WHOM' IT M.Y CONCMN:

me ask the quest ion first. Do you want
ioe done to St. b hartnf-'Well ahcoe
want justice done to your island, why
t justice-be done to Saba? If'the money
-lelfare is granted by'Holland, our be-
Queen otght to know, that ve believe
.abaa's airfield is being hindered by
Wathey. Why does Saba'not yet have an
oeld? We feel it is all foolishness and
at injustice against S~ba Every now
ben a man oomes here from' Curacao he
a trip to where the airfield i's to'be
Sand Tor a few days after, the report
h around: "Saba's afield will soon
but a few weeks-after he"~has left the
fever'. cools and is forgotten
I:ou, oall this Justioe'to 3aba??
tbi hIft $aude Wathey, Beaujon and
are responsible for the hold-up on


onithe airfield at Saba, and we want the
world to knoM that we Saba people .will
not stand for'this kind of treatment any
Slonger.''We intend to get should" to
slioulder and see that we get our rights
from now one
What is all this foolishnss I amlhear-
ing?? Henry Every being rormoved from
Saba just to pLease tyo persori.,' Db you
think ift is just the way Henry Every is
botig treated and by who? Do you want a
corrupt government? To the DP-. bosses
I would like to asks "What have you done
to the young man, wh6 with a hear full
of love fort he DoPc, so willingly helped
you to win? What are you giving hii in'
retuFn for wliat he did to make youi party
win right here n Sabi? You aro"euroly
not giving him a square deal for having
encouraged hIis friends and relatives to
"Vote Democrat". Reemember yourDPo-Pd'is
Dow a IDad Party on'Saba. We are sure' that
*Mr Every will be treated much better by
the Windward Islands People's ?arty (W.I.
P.P.Y"Does Claude Wathey and Lovonstone
believe the people of Saba will always be
asleep, and not wake up to see the injast-
ice that is going on under cover and be-
hind their backs?
Well, we Saba people are now avake and
we have been the great injustice wh.ph
has been done to Saba, nore so, to a
noDlo "&on 0f the Soil" an honest anb
straight-forward"young man who'come here
and saved Sab~ from the dotnwad state.
We-shall never forget that, for his hard
work and honest* atteftpt"to give Sabi a
lean administration, MI."Henmr' Every was
'reatod like a dogo DemooratsY'Yo.u can
rest assured that we will never again put
you in power. You have been unjust to our
"Son of the 86il". This "Son of the Sbil"
came hom g 'd people, he is bp h.-Aving im-
self'and carFying out a clean acr.iristra-
tion, and for all this he gets .ill~eat-
menr. Do you only want to see a corrupt
government in Saba? I had alwayc'thought
a person would'be removed for carrying
out rorng vrk,-'but now I seo that the
head of the oerruptioniparty must be
pleased first, ad corruption iust come
again. This corruption party, I feel
will end qur beautiful littTl Caba, if'wo
the people don't end the corruption party
sooner Levenstone and Claude Wathey I 1inow
that the Just God will soon seri "your
day"e M Levenst6ne we all t1now why you
have worked so hard-to get *E Every a-
way from Saba. Before I end I would like
to make an appeal to all the women of Saba
in particular to staAd as one ald let us
put an end to :tbe corruption party
A Woman Voter of Saba"
Thank you Mr."o'dTor
A Woman Voter from the Bottom, Sabae

Editor's Notes uIn keeping with.'rowspaper
ethics we never' disclose the btue idp~n~ty
of anyone who writes in this pgesr under a
"nom de plime"(peoi ndne). Because of this w3
oan nietber confirm or .deny whe tbef thel -
ter in question was witten by Miss .F'eir n e
Peteruone
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D ISLANDS' OPINION


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SMATRDAY MAY 19. 1 .96..









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HE PRBIIB'So-MBCl RATIOc OF INEPENMDBC


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We, the voting people of Sbt. arten, take great pleasure in presenrb to *
and paid agenisa of the: 'ead Party in Curaoaoo, Sb Maaeten, Sab~ and 8.4a'
PPA-Gang in Aruba, the reasons why we have left them ii the luroh thidi(~a,
praoe our -tallest aonfidenoe and support at the disposal of the 1Wndwve d l2iast '
Party Oar 'dn Party.
In the oourse of the laas 4 years 1959 -"1962 which marks he darkest period iL
t ty of our beloved Windward Islandors, throughout the Netherlands Antilleo, L
oonti iually trampled, neglected, sooffod at, and" humiliated by thoao whom we -'
authority. Our"basio human-rights havo been ignored, and pushed inlo the ba
der that the greedy schemes and plots of thie chosen few might materialize. In thek
this oonfuWion,"abase and negligence we wore lod to believe that w were ain!
tteps towards progress and economical stability. We hive been told that milloi
"rers were beet spent"on the island bo finance great projects such as new airport
roads, hotels, elebtrioity, and pier at Point Blanche. Why should those in author$
tempt to insult our intelligence to such an extobit a~s t toll us "daily how wel
by ieans of thea6 Bew porjects'while"we the poor suffering father and motors a I
MaWrton know how, roughly said, we aro catching hell" with our starvation wagas.
hardly oven food us and our'childrone Why should thoy try to fbol us that woearo '
up, while wo, tho suffering, labouriig people of Sbt Maarton knb'w doop in our hoa
ow stand before the most critical period of out oxistanoo as a result of those ia
pitifully small hand to mouth wigos of fl.51--, a day for whioh we have to toil ia
to make ends'moot. Yes, 3.f Maarton is matorially coming up, but what benefit is tl
wethe people since we are not included in tho"progrosas What use is olectrioity It
when our alave-wagoa of flo5S-- per day can hardly feed us,'muoh less pay the oos6 t
joking electricity. Has all this been done to torture ud mnoro? HaTe they put theams
hero knowing full well that our slave-wages oanrnt afford it? Yes, we know that "1H
of guilders are bei g speotin the island lately, but"with all of it our little .ol
mus-t till run to school larefooted, Still millions are being spent, while we oana
ford a decent shelter over our headf3 WHERE THEN ARE THESE MILLIONS OF GUILDERS Ia
AWAY??? ARE THEY BEUNG SMiLLODED BY WATHEY'S HUNGRY, BULGING IRONUCHEST??? Long bI
these various projoocts wero even saoken about we were told that when they got staW
things would look a"little brighter for us. The pro'jeots have now started months a
months ago and we are still struggling with our starvation wages. Of what beaffiti i
these'projeots to us then? Why have the proceedings of these project not iBWrowf<|
wages, so that things would become a little better. In fact things are"gefting w~r
worse because the essential things of life such as food and olotKing'are rising ri 9
to frightening prices which we, poor abused labourers of 9be Marten, are forced 1
with slave-wages. IT this fair?? Is this not an'abuse of human dignity?? It is a
indeed. We know that Claude Wathey, Milton Peter', Clem Labega and John Lermenie -
s.1le fr' conditions here. Why'does Withey go our of his way to see to it that wel
haid working people of St. Maarten earir no more that fl5e-- a day, while we as
working for no less than flolO.--? Where dies the rest of the money goTT"Des it
way might down i~to pockets and Wathey's iron-ohess??? Wo know now why N*. They "
forcing us to work for no more than fl,55.* guilders a day* It iU because ie waint
us in oonstnt need, so that we will hive to come and beg him for a guilder a Be~H
to keep us depending on him, like .eggers. But-we, the people of Stb Maarten re
Qeggers to anyone. We must have our own guilders and the only way to do-so is by.
rightful decent wage' which are -Ae to us. Arid this is one of the many reasons
voters of Stb Maaften, pledge our loyal support to the W.I.P.P. The W.I..PP. Sa
to it"that no man, w oman or child'in the Windward Islad~ s is underpaid for hi eW
latoure'The W.I.P.P. will never permit anyone in the Windward Is sAdas'to laBour
fbr s arvatior'wages of fl4.75 and fl.5.--. The W.I.P.P. will never tolerate 4
children suffer lack of proper education*
MR. H.I. LOPES IS LIVING EVIDENCE TO THIS FACT. THIS HONEST FIGHTER FOR FREE
NEVER REUB UNTIL THE EIXJCATION 1N OUR ISIANDS IS EJAL TO THAT OF CURACAO AND0
While wo, the people of -St. Wart'n oan hardly afford to'buy sufficient food,
few in power pay more for their drinks per month than our wages can ever amounI
another orime whioh will not 1e tolerated by the W.I.P.P. While we, the poor
labour all day, those in power sit around in the Lido-making jokes and living
What t pity that the Imney of the rhardioring taxpayers should be wasted like
time', during the course of this DIPe regime we have appealed to th6se ii Pllt_;!
sider our oase. tut, our appeals always fell on deaf ears. Where were CO io
ALslijn ahd others"Adring tiose dard moments They were nowhere lo be a lg
had no more use for us after we ave than our votes. What did our .ieda e I
to them now that they ha'd gotten what"they wanted and were in powerTT? .
my sou1d, they had utterly no uas for au then. They'letht Las up to oar
time irirg >ose dark days t8 our pitibfl conditions Up, J.B J.s Ln
Sfigfreer fbr ifedom stood bkroig as a rook at orr'uide. elver onam "
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b dens his bur'dns, and takIng our wr-
on his shoulders 'cYtg strong should-
that offers u 'a future, and not a past
Milton Peters, or wllich O kh' ow noamge
Stho1e dark aays r. iWllaoe Peterson
his fieroe determination that saoeday
ice would triumph in the W1idward Islands,
d at our dide, Aefending our cases before
oourtso These are the men who did not al-
J ol$ people to reaaii without a guide in
struggle for deliveranoee These are the
who did,-ot desire to see the youth of
V"aarten robbed or a deoent"future in
ir nativeSt o Marten as a result of the
stable treachery of the DPe hzC and
|PA* gang. These are nom the men who sat
the'1Lido laughing at' 4. Hugh Lopes in
as heroic'ostruggle for better Education in
t.i'WiUndward' Islands.
| *L.L Wfathey, in the last election &ou suo-
Iod in fooling us with your vain, empty
ioBu4ees and smiles In this case today,
|ltBu s to the only newspaper in the island
h you repeatedly tried to sabotage, and
a to what we"have seen with our own
a, not a man or woman among us is asleep
|lay To'day everyone of us is wide .avmae
Prepared to meet the challenges FREEDOM
^lD JUSTICE ARE ON THE MARCH IND NO ONE NOR
gING CAN STOP IT;
'i"..It*. Wathdy in yourF.meeting of hroYi 22-
`b00e you barked over the loua-speakers ttat
Jl. JeL, Lake has be en in Aruba for over
.|t years and still has thing t6day. Wo 6an
ji ly understand why this Is so, becautde
.... putting aside his own personal matters-
*t. Laki detotod his full efforts to the
|L he or we, the abused People of St. ~nr-
4,2H and in so doing has sacrificed every-
tbi-%g that oould have been his todaye
N they in your meeting you screamed
f*t Wo Wallace Petoe son was faking illness
.nd still collecting but you forgot to add
iJs t vhile E.o Pete'rson was undergoing meai-
Ui3.l reatmen in Curaoao you increased your '
~iay. and thaat of Milton Potors with 100 %,
S,made yourself a present of flo6000.--
O doing nothing else than keeping a seat
4. in the Lido aWee suggest that there be
i end to wasting the taxpayers money like
so June 4thh will put an end to it when
4o0te,
Wathey, in your meeting you howled'
N, Lake' eats at his mother-in-law; .hit.
did you not"go on to explain the reason
ou 'and your family and agents have lived
yeais and years from the sw~at of we,
p poor labourors or Sto eaorteno
Il Wathey, in your meeting you bellovwd
Ik.., Loke's father pald his passage;
.-. did not oome to your meeting to hear
t people's. jpersonal'affairis. eto paid
pasaoge or house-rent or hotel fee or
rental is none of our' bisinesso That has
ag to da with the progress or deter ore-
.of our island The reason why w came to
: eting -was to find out why you have
d the telephone system in the island
in in se uia deplorable condition frofi
tbie Dmnna struck the is and on September
S1960, Something dSioB should have been


rebrored at the first possible"opportunity
Why ~td you not tell us that o I ke
who realizes the importance of gooa
telephine-oorunioat ion has appe&~1d to
you time and again to have it dorreotede
Bat"his appeals fell .on'claf ears of
ooursee The same wy, our many appeals fell
on deaf ears
You did not tell us why you woe so.
ashamed of poor Milton Peters for aoting
the way he did duringg his speeoh at your
meeting and thereby causing great amuse-
ment Diong those present; who considered
him merely asP'a harmless joker o
When Ciro Kroon landed &t the airport
he had a speech to deliver to us. In
your D*Po meeting Be did not say wf he
stuffed the sppeoh ikock down his hrot I
when he saa the roproachful look in the
eyes of our people 4
WeNe could have saved iAself the trougy
of trying like a scatterLrain mule in
the meeting. We suspoated that he was one
anyhow. Has WCeo ever, suspeotod why the
DoP gang throws all it s'dirty filthy'
work on hi?.. Because taking care of dirty
filthy woik is all a W*e can do anyway
Fbo so far we quite agree with the Dead
Party '
*Ia Wathey, in your meeting you did not
tell us why the "yos man deputy" failed
to road the letter which he lold.in tis
hands to the public. Why did he not read
it? In a meeting of the W'l.oP.P on that
same spot where he stood Mr* JoHo lae
plaooa the oontonts of a copy of that same
letter before the publioe With a loud and
olear"voioe he Flung the facts of"that
letter to the crowd'who mad, gathered at
the meeting Anid we, the crowd, the people
of St Maarten realized ~nly^theh why
nithor Milton. PeterS, Ciro Kroon; WoCi
or not a"member of the dePcgang had the
guts to read that letter.
*. J.H. Lake the man who based-all
Its speeches onbofficial docuionts to
prove to"the world that the truth was his
guide M* JH. Lake, whB always held his
head high even in the. darkest and bost
critical moments of thies battle for
Aewmbd'Cand Justice 'MA. Lake whose
shoulder- have nevo' sagged beneath the
heavy burden of oppression and injustioes
Jde Lake, as.ho is called by his many
friends, the man iho has le-b no stone
unturned to encourage oulturo.and he de-
velopmenii of talents' in the .MWindward Is-
laeds. M*e J.eHo Lake, the man who has
dared defy the powers that bI and laugh in
the faces of iis wild be tormentorse
These same tormentors who are the ooegon
enwenies of we, the people of St.o Narteno
This.is the man'who had tle courage to
read that letter to the arowd who attended
the meeting of the WI.P.'P. at the (ranjm-
scho-1. If any man in our. oom ni.ty ever
deserved to be ashamed of himself, it "
should be the "yos'man deputy" who dared
not read the letter? whioh he said wou1f .'
mean complete destruction and doom fbr N
J.H. Lake should the letter be read.
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>^m WINDWARD ISIANDS 1 OPINION SATURDAY MAY 19. 1962 our burdens his burdens, and taking our -worries on his shoulders Young strong shoulders that offers us'a future, and not a past like Milton Peters, or -which -we klcw nothing* Hiring those dark days Mr. Wallace Peterson in his fierce determination that someday Justice -would triumph in the Windward Islands, stood at' our side, defending our cases before the court3o These are the men -who did not allow ola* people to rera,in -without a guide in the struggle for deliverance* These are the men who"did riot desire to see the youth of St. Maorten robbed of a decenffuture in their nativo"Sto Haarten as a result of the detestable treachery of the DP* itapc and P. P. A. gang. These are not the men -who sat in the"Lido laughing at' Mr, High Lopes in his heroic" struggle for better Education in the"Windward' Islands* ^Mr Tfothey, in the last election you succeeded in fooling us -with your vain, empty promises and smiles* In this case today, thanks to the only newspaper in the island which you repeatedly tried to sabotage, and thanks to what wo"have seen with our own eyes, not a man or woman among us is asleep today* To'day everyone of us is wide .awake and prepared to meet the challenge* FREEDOM AND JUSTICE ARE ON THE MARCH AND NO ONE NOR NOTHING CAN STOP IT*.' Mr. "flathriy in your.meeting of Moron 2211362 you barked over the loud-speakers that Mr. JoHr, Lake has be en in Aruba for over 12 yoar3 arid still has nothing t6day Wo can octsily understand why this is so, because' by putting aside his own personal matter s" Mr. Lake devotod his full efforts to the cause or wo, the abused People of St* Maarten^ and in so doing has sacrificed everything that oould have been his today* Mr. Wathey in your meeting you screamed that Mr„ Wallaoe Potof-3on was faking illness and still collecting but you forgot to add that while Mr* Peterson was undergoing medical treatmen in Curacao you increased your salary and tna't of Milton Peters with 100 % arid made yourself a present of flo6000,— for doing nothing else than keeping a"seat warm in the Lido 3 We" suggest that thoro be an end to wasting the taxpayers money like thiso June 4tho will put an end to it when we vote* Mr* Wathey, in your meeting you howled' that Mr. Lake'oats at his mother-in-law; .but why did^you not*'go on to explain the reason why you*'and your family and agonts have lived for years and years from the sweat of we; the"poor labc-urors of St 0 Maarteno Mr. Wathey, in your meeting you bellowed that Mr, Lake's father paid his passage** but we did not come to your meeting to hear about people's personal'affair's* Who paid who's passage or house-rent or hotel foo or car rental is none of our business* That has nothing to"da with the progress or deterioration of our islando The reason why we came to your meeting was to find out why you' have allowed the telephone system in the island" to remain in suoh"a deplorable oondition frofi the time Donna struok the isjand on September 4th Lake who realizes the importance of gooft telephino-oommunioation has appealed to you_ time and again to have it corrected* But"his appeals fell on"deaf ears of course* The' same way our many appeals fell on deaf ears* You did not tell us why you wore so ashamed of poor Milton Peter 3 for acting the way he did during his speech at y^our meeting and thereby causing graat amusement among those present who considered him merely as"a harmless jokero When Ciro Kroon landed at the airport he had a speeoh to deliver to us* In your D*P* meeting fie did not cay why" he stuffed the sppooh back down his throat when he sow the roproachful look in the | eyes of our people (?) W**% oould have saved "himself the trouble of braying like a scattertrain mule in the meeting* Wo susp'e'oted that he was one anyhow* Has W*Co over, suspected why the D*P* gang throws all its dirty; filthy" work on him?. Bocauso taking care of dirty filthy work is all a WC* oan do anyway* Star so for we quite agree with the Dead Party. Mr* Tfathey, in your meeting you did not tell us why the "yos man deputy" failed to road the letter which he told in Kis hands to the publio* Why did ho not read it? In a mooting of the W.I.P.P. on that samo spot where he stood Mr* JcH 0 Lake plaood the "oontonfcs of a copy of that some letter before the publio* With a loud and olear"voioe he flung the facts oft hat letter to the crowd'who was gathered at the meeting* Arid wo, the orowd, the people of St* Maarten realised only"thoh why hither Milton. Peters, Ciro Kroon, W*C* or not a"member of the *0Pcgang had the guts -to read that letter* • Mr* J.H. Lake, tho man who based all his speeches on official documents to prove to"the world that the truth was his guide* Mr* J*H* Lake, who always hold his head high even in tho darkest and most critical moments of this battle for JR"o(4m'and Justice"* Mr. Lake whoso shoulders have never sagged beneath the heavy burden of oppression and injustice* Joe Lake, as.ho is called by his many %  i, friends, the man who has loft no stone I unturned to encourage oulturo .and t"ho doh velopmerit of talents' in tho Windward Islands* Mr. J.Ho Lake, tho man who has dared defy the powers that bo and laugh in the faoes of His would be tormentors* These same tormentors who aro tho oommon enmenies of we, the people of S6 0 Maartens this is tho man* who had the courage to read that letter to tho rowd who attended tho meeting of the WoI^PVP. at the Oronjesohool* If any man in our.community ever deserved to bo ashamed of himself, it" should be the ""yos"man deputy" who dared not read tho letter whioh he said would mean complete destruction and doom for Mj 0 J.H. 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WINDWARD ISLANDS* OPINION" 6 SATURDAY MAY 19. 1962 REPRESENTATIVE IN THE STATEN OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES MR. HUGH I.. LOPES BE ALLOWED AND PERMITTED TO* COME TO THE WIK.DWARD ISLANDS %  OS MONDAY MAY 21, 1962 TO EXPLAIN AND DISCUSS MATTERS OF A PRESSING NATURE WITH HIS CONSTITUENTS, Signodi Chairmen i Wallace Peterson Seoretaryi J*H* Iake,Sr* St, Maarten, May 18, 1962." ************************* RICHARDSON GRADUATES AS A TYPEWRITER TECHNICIAN Mr. Benjamin (Ben) Richardson a native of Anguilla and at present residing at Mar'igot St, Margin, vihcrls an English and Sommercial teacher Among the subjdets given by hin" arei English Composition; Conversation, pronounoiation/ Vocabulary building,Speech report, the three R's, shorthand,. typing and business correspondence* EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND! lie began his first studies at the Road Government"School in Anguilla and later enroute to Trinidad to further his Education* In 1957 ne graduate as a student in Portof-flpaih Trinida'd in the studios of Ancient and modern History and Theology* In 1958 ho graduated from the institute of |os Angelos California* In 1959 he*"took a test in Trinidad then immediately en^olle^ a? a Student in the in a statute of Louisiana loaas in the Study STENOGRAPHY and""passed with a grade of 99* In 1960 he enrolled as a student of the institute of Chicago Illinois in the study of English and"3peech report, He'was graduated 1 year after and carries a cortiflicato of distinction* In 1961 he again enrolled as a Senior Student of Now Jersey State board of Education arid Technician* He has completed the proscribed 300 lesson of Instruction and is" now illigible for his Deplona as a typewriter Toohnicien Richardson as far as wo ktow will 1 the first Anguillian residing here to hold a Technician's Deploma*" One of his colleagues in Trinidad describe &im as a cleaver smooth speaking ohap' with greafpotentialities* -In regards to Shorthand he siad Shorthand is a"fasainating and valuable ,stueHUN"T AND PICK METH0T3" The worlds typewriten" speed-reoord is held by Albert rangore a professional who is able"to type 142. words per minutes, this record was establish in 1941 and sSill"stands* In regards to typewriter repairs he said today a type writer should be beautiful as woll'as practical to fit In with the deoor of the'offioe and"present a pleasing appearance, for this reason he always gives his customers 1 typewriter a beautiful treatment* In regards to English he"sai'd 'Sir Winston Churohill Britains former frlme Minister was able to influence world opinion on'Wy is3uos"througJa his ability as a a speaker and wr iter RICHARDSON told us imagine"a forgeign born student trying to comprehend the classics English language with the up and down sounds of trough bough etc* ********************* DEATHS CONST/JIT CARTY died"at the St, Rose Ho^iital at Philip3burg on Mo'hdhy April 23, at 3 o*m* He was 30 years, 2 months and 5 days of ago* The deoeased was a native"of Anguilla but had lived the better part of his lire in" St* Maarten, he was residing at Suoker Garden* He is survived by"seven sisters One residing in Philipsburg (Olive Fleming) One residing in England, One residing in St* Kitts and four residing in Anguilla and' thre brothersi One residing in England, One residing in St, Thomas and one residing in Anguilla, The funeral took place on April 23, at 430 p~,'m* To the bereaved relatives we extend our sympathy* ALBERT CLEOPHUS LARMONIE, better known as Maurice died at "the St*"Rose Hospital in Philipsburg after a short illness on Thursday April 19, at 6 a*m* He was 75 years of age* The deceased hailed from Grand Case but was residing with his aan-in-law"ohd daughter Mr, and Mrs* Evens Deher, He is survival *6y two" daughter si One residing at' Postoor Hendrick Straat 66, Sah Nicolas Aruba, Mrsi Stella"Hodge and one residing in Philips," Mrs, Irene Deher* The funeral took place on the next day at"9 a,m*"We extend our sympathy to the bereaved relatives* WITH DEEP REGRET WE ANNOUNCE THE DEATH OF MI3S JOY ARNELL AND MRS. ATTICA W. H0D3E BORN JAMES, WHICH TOOK PUCE EARLIER THIS WEEK. %  COVERAGE IN OUR NEXT ISSUE. WE EXTEI r D HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO' THE BEREAVED RELATIVES. ******************



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WINDWARD I SLANDS 1 OPINION 4 SATURDAY MAY 19. 1962 IN G R A T I T U D E %  %  %  ._ %  % %  i mam % %  %  %  < %  i > %  %  %  %  % %  > „ h Even now as 1 take my pen to direct these few words to the boa>m from whence I oame I hesitate for there will be those "Wiat will iay it is Tor a political oause* Yet let those few who may"choose to critize me remember that 1 did not live in Saba as a politician I did"not labour in Saba as a politician but as Henry Every who w&3 vailing to dedicate his entire physical and mental'"strength to his island without personal "benefits. Although for days I had noted on my writing-pad that today was the blessing of the church on He Hamate due to the fact I was very busy it completely slipped my mind until 5 o^clock in the afternoon I became suddenly aware of it again*"And while my thoughts flew OT3or the ocean I typed out a cable, and sent it* At "4 o'clock I received a cable from f&3 community of Eollsgatoo I "suppose it is a bit hard to write on paper what I felt in ny heart* To-night for onco I beg of all those that should read this forget for a moment that I am now a politicain.3 Just romgnber the Sabian that loves his"country* Perhaps I was tot all my people expected of me* My imperfections I did not conceals But then I am not a hypocrite* I guess it was because I openly and honestly faced any responsibility that might be mine tnaf'ny enemies could use my truthfulness and straightforwardness as a tool to destroy me in order to be undisturbed in their evil* I had one burning deoire"and that was to sec the most wo'coold achieve from the money wc received. Be it from His Lordship the Bishop and our churoh, be"it from the government 1'always wanted to see something substantial, something beautiful from the money that was for our community* It is also well known that not only the church I am a member of but for the Anglican church at Saba I was" personally appointed to control and report to a cousin of that religion, who"macte an important contribution to wards'the repairs of the Anglican Churohos in Saba, the progress of-the desired "achievements* No",' it is not politics that made me interested in my island affairs both spiritual and temporal* To the community* L of Hellsgate and the Catholics of Saba I'warrt to say also "thank you"* Amongst my souvenirs I have placed your cable but in my heart Is placed forvor the c.i£t you gave me when I worked ftlonaide you bringing stones and sand for the erection of this church? The gift of determination and unity and tte knowledge that from this things of beauty issuoo How long ago is it since t kiielt with you in a wooden shack? To-day in"its place stands one of'thc most beautiful"churches in our islands which now is a fitting tribute to God* Windward3ido may also your dream come true* It was an official honour to me to lay the cornor stone of thds churoh yet Honr.y Every personally was far more {riviledged to share in the gathering of the many other stones in comradeship with my fellow Sabians. This world is large and there"is much place for him who is willing to use his hands and head but if I never return to work again among"you then I will always feel bound to you in this building of stone that will be forever warm with .the'love and dedication of tho many Sabians who"noistened and mellowed with the sweat of their brow cold stones into an object of love* My reward was to be ablo to be there Iron Saba I was banished because P'knew not how to approve the stealing of governments proporty'c The band of robbor3 will never touch the spirit of Henry Everyo "Yos, though I am tho least of tho apostles I am proud of my'Roman Catholic Faith and will profess it openly for this is"ono of the freedoms we fighVt for that we may serve God in our mfin the religion we think right* The faith I hold dear grow in spite of fire, dungeon and sword bocauso God in His Almighty"wisdom deems it right that"strength must come'through struggling* That my struggle for right may grow also is my errest prayer that I may not have lived in vaino Sometimes when the wind sighs and whispers in that tower I was so anxious'to see completed but because of my untimely removal I was not priviledgecT; liston when you are there on bonded knee and pray for" tho soul of one who"also sighs and ye'arns someday to be in body again where now only his spirit is borne on the treat of tho soft brooze that caresses a work which had all hi 3 Ioveo A tower of strength, a tower of stone, looks out over the sea and though I was sort in a political exile I gather strength across the waves that roll out from"thc 3horos"of my native island from that emblem of strength wharo Sabians straggled and ltufcourod together in unity for a just cause before tho eyes of the Supremo Judge, the Almighty God c Curacao, May 10th* 1962. Henry C* EVERY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Not the responsibility of t£e Editor) Door Jfco Editor, The following was a piece entered by M A woman voter of Saba" and published in the Windward Islands' Opinion of January the 27th* 1962*



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WINDWARD ISLANDS OPINION X .SATURDAY MAY 19. 1?62 THE WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION Is published every Saturday It was established by J.H. Lake,Sz?. or. July 1, 1959, as a n^,ns of helping to improve the social, economical,"educational and political conditions of the Windward Islands by advocating against the cause of injustice and oppression. EDITOR DUTCH SECTIONS J.H. Lake, Sr. P.O. Sox 22, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, N.A. EDITOR FRENCH SECTIONS Mrs, B. Morales %  Marigot, St. Martin, F,W.I. Printers: The -Pc ople'3 Printsry Baokstrest Philipsburg, — — — ^ warn REPRESENTATIVES; IN ARU3A: Mr. J.F. York # Sabastraat 55A 5an icolas 'IN STATIAs Mr. V. Tobin Oranj istad, IN SA3A: Mir. David Donker The Bottom _& Mrs. x.sRecca Levenstone The 3ottom WINDWARD ISLANDS PEOPLE'S P'JITV PROTESTS AGAINST UNJUST TREATIZNT 0* MR. HUGH I. LOPE3, ?SPISSEI?T^TIVE OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS IN THE S^TEN OF THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. Mr. H.I. Lopec Representative 0^ the Windward Islands i.i the Staten of the Netherlands Antilles was c:: acted to visit the Windward Islands on Thursday May 17 He was however prevented from doing so by the C-overnnent. This caused a ^reat dissatisfaction among the people 0:: St. Kaarten and a delegation of the Board-members' of the W.I.P.P. Section St. Kaarten supported by over 50 voters delivered a protest to the Lt. Governor on Friday May 18, at 5 p.m. J The delegation : :sred at the SeaView Hotel and marched from there to the office of the Lt. Governor. The delegation which consisted of men and women from various Districts was led by Mr. Wallace Peterson and Mr. J.(Jose)H. La::e,Sr. Wallace Peterson carried a poster with the slogan: "WE ELECTED HUGH LOPES WE WANT HIM NOW" Jose Lake carried a poster with the slogan: "GIVE US LIBERTY OR GIVE US DEATH" There were other posters with the following slogans! "FEAR GOD AND HAVE NO OTHER FEAR" "LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE" "THIS 13 THE COTTER STOP THEN. NOW OR TEE "HUN" WILL 3E LATER" "AND THEY CALL THIS DEMOCRACY" "ME ARE "FED-UP" WITH ^HIS SORT OF INJUSTICE 11 "THIS 13 THE JBETHSRLANDS ANTILLES NOT RUSSIA" "FREEDOM AND JUSTICE ARE ON THEMARCH" "DOWN WITH DICTATORSHIP" "OUR 'HUMAN RIGHTS ARE TRAMPLED" "IF OUR REPRESENTATIVE IS NOT RESPECTED" "CAN THE PEOPLE BE RESPECTED???" Upon arrival at the Lt. Governor' office Mr. Wallace Peterson and Mr. Jose | Lake,Sr. entered his office and handed him the following orotes't: "TO HIS HONOUR THE GEZAGKE3BER OF THE NETHERLANDS WINDWARD ISLANDS ST. MAARTEN PROTEST THE UNDERSIGNED MEMBERS 0* THE BOARD OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS PEOPLE'S .PARTY, SECTION SUIT MAARTEN, SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS HERE PRESENT DEMONSTRATING THEIR DISSATISFACTION, DO HEREBY VIGOROUSLY PROTEST AGAINST THE ^CT THAT THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF THE WINDWARD IS: J.NDS IN THE STiTEN OF TNT. MSTHERLANDS ANTILLES MR. HUGH I. LOPES, HAS BEEN UNJUSTLY PREVENTED FROM VISITING THE WINDWARD ISLANDS AND HIS CONSTITUENTS ON THURSDAY MAX 18th, 1962 BY THE ^ASF^? C tfHOMS IS EMPLOYED: THE UNDERSIGNED AN! T T --E DEMON* <* STRATING VOTERS CANNOT DO EHERWISE THAN EXPRESS THE FEAR 0^ FURTHER ENCROACHLENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS IF 301-3 STEP 15 NOT TAKEN TO CORRECT THIS INJUST IVE: THE SIGNATORIES'OR THIS PROTEST Ao .-TELL A3 THE DEMONSTRATIVE DELEGATION HERE PRESENT APPEAL TO YOUR HONOUR THE GEZAGKSB3SR OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS TO TAKE EVERY MEASURE TO SPEEDILY INFORM HIS EX* CELLENCY THE: GOVERNOR OF THE WSTHERIAITDS ANTILLES AS HEAD OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND AS REPRESENTA* i" !" 0 ^ : ~ CR0WN CONCERNING THIS PROTEST AND THE REASON WHICH HAS CAUSED SAME; AND FURTHER TO REQUEST HIS EXCELLENCY TO GIVE "HIS FULL AID AND COOPERATION IN ORDER THAT ..THE ELECTED..WINDWARD ISLANDS(Continued on page 6 "PROTEST"})



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Saturday May 19, 1962 Vol. 3No. 34 Price FJs. 0.2S This 476 pounds fish was shot by Morris (Moutche) Lake (center) while skin diving off Point Blance, he was assisted by Charles (Bill) Gumbs (left) and Luciane Deher (right)' \ ha& %  em. nite



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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY MAY 19. 1968 Miss Florefnce Peterson made it known that she Jiad written this pieoe. Miss Florence Petorson'is the first oousinof Mr, Henry Every, 14% Every can bj) regarded as "Sato's favorite candidate" for the Staton elections on June 4tH. 1962. Every word in Miss Peterson's well written pioco was well con3i"dorbd by mo* That is -why I -would like you to reprint it, I am one of tho woman "voters of Sato and oven without Miss Petorson's appeal to stand"as one and put an end to" the oorruption party I"for one am voting for Mr, Honry Every, our"bright young 9aban, who showed no false pride but treated us always in the sane loving "and lcind way without exceptions of colour an d riches. Ho is my"candidate and tho "candidate of most all Satons oven sonc"that arc afraid now to admit ito We want Henry Every and it was "ignorant of the Do ad Party (as Miss Poterson calls tho D,P 0 ) to think they "could offer Sato Claude Wathoy instead of Henry Evbry. I do not like politics but it is the person of Henry Every who tho "" Sabans know and love has caused me to be greatly interested in this election, His courage, his k ind'hess and above all things his groat love for his people and island along"wit h his feeling for justice gave him an over lasting, place in my Heart, Even when ho was regarded as a Democrat those who ace-Nationals did not'suffer because thoy 'were Nationals, Ho dofonded those who could not defend themselves for I was one ho dofonded when I did not know it'. Ho was honest in govornnont, and we want honesty. Hb"wa3 just and wo wont justioe. Give us Henry Every that has brains to help his island, Down with Claude Yfathey and his bloodsucking tool in Sato. Every honest Saton will vote for Henry Every and the WIPP, •Miss Poterson can be sure of that and for that reason be proud of her cousin Henry Every for wo all are proud'of him Here follows Miss Peterson's piocox "Dear Mr." Editor; Please print the following article in your veil respectod paperj TO WHO*)' IT l!AY CONCERN : Let me ask the question first. Do you want justioe done to St, MaartemrWell since you -want justice done to your island why oan't jus^cc-b&'done to Sato? If the" money for Welfare is granted by'Holland, our beloved Queen ought to know, that wo "believe that Sato's airfield is being hindered by Claude Wathey, Why doos Sato-not yet have an airfield? Wo feel it is' all foolishness and a great injustice against Sato Every now and then a man comes here from Y Curacao he makes a trip"'to wher-e the airfield i"s to"'be buil/6 and for a few days after, the report isjfeesh around: "Saba's afield will soon st'art 11 but a "few weeks-after he"has left tho airfield fever" cools and is forgotten. Vfould you call this justice'to Sato?? -Tfe know that Claude Wathey,"'Beaujon and Levensone are aesponsible for the hold-up on on'the airfield at Sato, and wo want the world to know that wo Saba people -will not stand for "this kind of treatment any longer,"tfe intend to got shoulder"to shoulder and see that we get our rights from now on What is all this foolishness I am'neoring?? Henry Every being "foraoved from Sato just to pJLeasa two persons-Do you think it is just the way Henry Every is being treate"d and by who? Do you want a corrupt government? To the DoPr. tosses I would like to dsk; "What havo you done to the young man, whd with a heari; full of love for the DoPc, so willingly helped you to win? What aro you giving him in return for wHat ho did to make your party win right hero 4n Saba? You aro"suroly not giving him a"square deal for having ..encouraged His frionds and relatives to "Vote Democrat", Remember your"D;>Po"is now a Doqd Party on" 1 Sato, We are sure that Mr, Every Mil be treated much better by the Windward Islands People's Party (W. I. P.P. )"Doos Claude Wathoy and Lovonstone teliev6 tho people of Sato will always be asleep, and not wake up to see the Ingastico that is going on under cover and behind their backs? Well, wo Saba people are now awake and wo have fceen tho great injustice whi^h has been done to Saba, more so, to a noblo "Son of ^ho Soil" an honost and straight-forward"young man who"cnme here and saved Saba from tho downward state",' Wo" shall never forget that, fcr his hard work and honest' at tempt "to give Saba a oloun administration, Mr."Henry Every was treated like a dog, DoraooratsyYou can rost assured that we will never again put you in power. You have been unjust to our "Son of the Soil". This "Son of the Soil" oamo fpom good people, he is behaving Himself and carrying out a clean aclmiriSstra"tion, and for all this he gets ill^oatment. Do you only want to see a corrupt government in Sato? I had alwayc""thought a person would-be removed for ccrrying out wrong work",'"but now I"see that the head of the' oorruption""party must be pleased first, and oorruption must come again, This oorruption party. I feel will end .our beautiful little Caca, if"wo the people don't ond the,oorruption party soon* Lovenstone and Claude Wathoy I know that the Just God will soon sor-i ''your day". Ifr', Levenstone we all know why you have worked so hard"*to get Mr 0 Every away from Sato, Before I end I would like to make an a*ppe a l to all the women of Sate in particular to stand as one aixi let us put an end to the oorruption party A Woman,Voter of Sato" Thank you Mr,"'Editor 9 A Tfoman Voter from tho Bottom Sato. Editor's NoteTln keeping with"mwspaper othios we sever"disclose the -ferue" identity of anyone who writes in this p^jer uniar a "nom de pliime"(pen name). Because of this wo can niother confirm or deny whether the"Iettor in question was written by Miss Florence Peterson.


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WINDWARD ISIANDS1 OPINION
SATURDAY MAY 19. 1962
our burdens his burdens, and taking our -wor-
ries on his shoulders Young strong should-
ers that offers us'a future, and not a past
like Milton Peters, or -which -we klcw nothing*
Hiring those dark days Mr. Wallace Peterson
in his fierce determination that someday '
Justice -would triumph in the Windward Islands,
stood at' our side, defending our cases before
the court3o These are the men -who did not al-
low ola* people to rera,in -without a guide in
the struggle for deliverance* These are the
men who"did riot desire to see the youth of
St. Maorten robbed of a decenffuture in
their nativo"Sto Haarten as a result of the
detestable treachery of the DP* itapc and
P. P. A. gang. These are not the men -who sat
in the"Lido laughing at' Mr, High Lopes in
his heroic" struggle for better Education in
the"Windward' Islands*
^Mr Tfothey, in the last election you suc-
ceeded in fooling us -with your vain, empty
promises and smiles* In this case today,
thanks to the only newspaper in the island
which you repeatedly tried to sabotage, and
thanks to what wo"have seen with our own
eyes, not a man or woman among us is asleep
today* To'day everyone of us is wide .awake
and prepared to meet the challenge* FREEDOM
AND JUSTICE ARE ON THE MARCH AND NO ONE NOR
NOTHING CAN STOP IT*.' '
Mr. "flathriy in your.meeting of Moron 22-
11362 you barked over the loud-speakers that
Mr. JoHr, Lake has be en in Aruba for over
12 yoar3 arid still has nothing t6day Wo can
octsily understand why this is so, because'
by putting aside his own personal matter s"
Mr. Lake devotod his full efforts to the
cause or wo, the abused People of St* Maar-
ten^ and in so doing has sacrificed every-
thing that oould have been his today*
Mr. Wathey in your meeting you screamed
that Mr Wallaoe Potof-3on was faking illness
and still collecting but you forgot to add
that while Mr* Peterson was undergoing medi-
cal treatmen in Curacao you increased your '
salary and tna't of Milton Peters with 100 %
arid made yourself a present of flo6000,
for doing nothing else than keeping a"seat
warm in the Lido3 We" suggest that thoro be
an end to wasting the taxpayers money like
thiso June 4tho will put an end to it when
we vote* '
Mr* Wathey, in your meeting you howled'
that Mr. Lake'- oats at his mother-in-law; .but
why did^you not*'go on to explain the reason
why you*'and your family and agonts have lived
for years and years from the sweat of we;
the"poor labc-urors of St0 Maarteno
Mr. Wathey, in your meeting you bellowed
that Mr, Lake's father paid his passage- **
but we did not come to your meeting to hear
about people's personal'affair's* Who paid "
who's passage or house-rent or hotel foo or
car rental is none of our business* That has
nothing to"da with the progress or deteriora-
tion of our islando The reason why we came to
your meeting was to find out why you' have
allowed the telephone system in the island"
to remain in suoh"a deplorable oondition frofi
the time Donna struok the isjand on September
4th retrtored at the first possible"opportunity
Why old you not tell us that Mr<> Lake
who realizes the importance of gooft
telephino-oommunioation has appealed to
you_ time and again to have it corrected*
But"his appeals fell on"deaf ears of
course* The' same way our many appeals fell
on deaf ears*
You did not tell us why you wore so
ashamed of poor Milton Peter 3 for acting
the way he did during his speech at y^our
meeting and thereby causing graat amuse-
ment among those present who considered
him merely as"a harmless jokero
When Ciro Kroon landed at the airport
he had a speeoh to deliver to us* In
your D*P* meeting fie did not cay why" he
stuffed the sppooh back down his throat
when he sow the roproachful look in the |
eyes of our people (?)
W**% oould have saved "himself the trouble
of braying like a scattertrain mule in
the meeting* Wo susp'e'oted that he was one
anyhow* Has W*Co over, suspected why the
D*P* gang throws all its dirty; filthy"
work on him?. Bocauso taking care of dirty
filthy work is all a WC* oan do anyway*
Star so for we quite agree with the Dead
Party.
Mr* Tfathey, in your meeting you did not
tell us why the "yos man deputy" failed
to road the letter which he told in Kis
hands to the publio* Why did ho not read
it? In a mooting of the W.I.P.P. on that
samo spot where he stood Mr* JcH0 Lake
plaood the "oontonfcs of a copy of that some
letter before the publio* With a loud and
olear"voioe he flung the facts oft hat
letter to the crowd'who was gathered at
the meeting* Arid wo, the orowd, the people
of St* Maarten realised only"thoh why
hither Milton. Peters, Ciro Kroon, W*C*
or not a"member of the *0Pcgang had the
guts -to read that letter*
Mr* J.H. Lake, tho man who based all
his speeches on official documents to
prove to"the world that the truth was his
guide* Mr* J*H* Lake, who always hold his
head high even in tho darkest and most
critical moments of this battle for
JR"o(4m'and Justice"* Mr. Lake whoso
shoulders have never sagged beneath the
heavy burden of oppression and injustice*
Joe Lake, as.ho is called by his many i,
friends, the man who has loft no stone I
unturned to encourage oulturo .and t"ho do- h
velopmerit of talents' in tho Windward Is-
lands* Mr. J.Ho Lake, tho man who has
dared defy the powers that bo and laugh in
the faoes of His would be tormentors*
These same tormentors who aro tho oommon
enmenies of we, the people of S60 Maartens
this is tho man* who had the courage to
read that letter to tho rowd who attended
tho meeting of the WoI^PVP. at the Oronje-
sohool* If any man in our.- community ever
deserved to bo ashamed of himself, it"
should be the ""yos"man deputy" who dared
not read tho letter whioh he said would "
mean complete destruction and doom for Mj0
J.H. Lake should the letter be road*
(to be bontinied in tho hoxt iflouo)



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.' %  PW WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION SATURDAY MAY 19. 1962 our hardens his bur "dens, and taking our worrlos on his shoulders Young strong shoulders that offers us'a future, and not a past like Milton Peters, or %  which we kjaaw nothing* During those dark days Mr• Wallace Peterson in his fieroe determination that someday Justice would triumph in the Windward Islands, stood at' our side, defending our cases before the courtso Those are the men who did not allow ola* people to remain without a guide in the struggle for deliverance* These are the men who"did not desiro to see the youth of St. Garten robbed of a decenffuture in their native"St, Maarten as a result of the detestable treachery of the D*P* iacx and P. P. A. gango These are not' the men who sat in the"Lido laughing at Mr, High Lopes in his heroic" struggle for better Education in thV'Windward' Islands* _Mr* Wathey, in the last eleotion you sucoe'eied in fooling us with your vain, empty promises and smiles* In this case today, thanks to the only newspaper in the island which you repeatedly tried to sabotage and thanks to vjhat wo" have seen with our own eyes, not a man or woman among us is asleep today. To'day everyone of us is wide awake and prepared to meet the challenge* FREEDOM AND JUSTICE ARE ON THE MARCH AND NO ONE NOR NOTHING CAN STOP ITV *' Mr. Wathdy in your.meeting of March 221962 you barked over the loud-speakers that Mr, JonV, Lake has be en in Aruba for over 12 years and still has nothing t6day* Wo can easily understand why this is so, beoause^ by putting aside his own personal matters: Mr. Lake devoted his full efforts to the cauSo or wo, the abusod People of St, Maarten^ and in so doing has sacrificed everything that oould havo been his today* Mr. Wathey in your mooting you screamed that Mr 0 Wallace Poto7-3on was faking illness and still collecting but you forgot to add that while Mr. Peterson was undergoing medical troatmon in Curacao you increased your salary and that of Milton Potors with 100 % and made yourself a present of flo6000*— for doing nothing elso than keeping a"'seat warm in the Lido 0 We suggest that there be an end to wasting the taxpayers money like this Juno 4tho will put an end to it when we vote* Mr* Wathey, in your meeting you howled' that Mr. Lake 1 eots at his mother-in-law; .but. why did you not" go on to explain the reason why you* and your family and agents have lived forbears and "years from the sweat of we; the"poor labourers of St 0 Maarten* Mr. Wathey, in your meeting you bellowed that Mr, Lake's father paid his passage, but we did not oome to your meeting to hear about people's personal'affairs* Who paid who's passage or houso-rent or hotel foo or oar rental is none of our business That has nothing to*'da with the progress or deterioration of our is]ando The reason why we oame to your meeting was to find out why you' have allowed the telephone system in the island" to remain in suohT'a deplorable condition froE the time Donna struck the island on September 4tho 1960 o Something wMofa should have been restored at the first possible"opportunity %  Why cftd you not tell us that Mr Lake who realizes the importance of gooft telephine-oommunioation has appealed to you_ time and again to have it corrected* Buf'his appeals fell on'deaf ears of oourse* The' same way our many appeals fell on deaf ears* You did not tell us why you wore so ashamed of poor Milton Peters for aoting the way he did during his spe'eoh at your meeting and thereby causing graat amusement among those pro sent who considered him merely as*'a harmless jokero 1"fhen Ciro Kroon landed at the airport he had a speeoh to deliver to us 3 In your D*P* meeting Ho did not cay why' he stuffed the speeoh "Back down his -throat when he saw the reproachful lock in the eyes of our pooplo* W*C* oould havo saved nimself the trouble of braying like a scatterbrain mule in the meeting* Vfo susp'dotod that he was one anyhow* Has W*Co over, suspeotoa why the D*P* gang^throws all its dirty"; filthy" work on him?. Bocauoo taking care of dirty filthy work is all a WVC* can do anyway* For so far we quite agree with the Dead Party. Mr* Wothey, in your meeting you did not tell us why the "yos man deputy" failed to road the letter whioh he told in Kis hands to the public "Why did ho not read it? In a mooting of the TU.1.P.P. on that samo spot where he stood Mr, J r H 0 lake plaooo" the "contents of a oopy cf that some letter before the publio* With a loud and olear"voioe he "flung the facts oft hat letter to the orowd'who was gat bored at the meeting* Arid wo, the orowd, the people of St*' Maarten realised only*'theh why nlthor Milton. Peters, Ciro Kroon, W 0 C* or not a'member of the DoPcgang had the guts -to road that letter* Mr* J.H. Lake, the man who basod all his speeches on'bfficial documents to prove to"'the world that the truth was his guide, Mr* J,H. Lake, who always hold his head high even in the darkest and most critical moments of this battle for JHro

Saturday May 19, 1962
Vol. 3- No. 34
Price FJs. 0.2S
This 476 pounds fish was shot by Morris (Moutche) Lake (center)
while skin diving off Point Blance, he was assisted by Charles (Bill)
Gumbs (left) and Luciane Deher (right)'
\
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WINDWARD ISLANDS' OPINION I SATURDAY MAY 19. 1962 J THE PEOPLE'S DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ii i i i M I i i i i i i i ii We the voting people of St/'Maarten/'take'groat pleasure in presenting to the candidates and paid agent's of the Dead Party in Curacao, St* Maarten, Sabd" and St, Eustatius and the PPA-Gang"in Aruba, the reasons why we "have left them in the luroh this"time, and ami pldoe our "fullest ionfidenoe and support at the disposal of the Windward Islands Poople s Party Our own Party* In the course of the last* 4 years 1959 -"1962 vihioh marks the darkest period in the history of our boloved Windward Islanders, throughout the Netherlands Antilles, wfc have boon continually trampled, neglected, scoffed at, and'humiliatod by thoso whom wo votod into authority. Our"basic human-rights have been ignored, and pushed into tho baokground in order that tho greedy schemes and plots of tho choson few might materialize* In the midst of this oonfusion/'abuso and negligence we woro lod to boliovo that wo were naktng fantastic frteps towards progress and economical stability. Wo have been told that millions'of guilcbrs were been spont"on the island "to finanoc groat projects suoh as now airport*,' new roads hotels, electricity, and pior at Point BLanohe* Why should those in authority at-" tempt to insult our intelligence; to suoh an extent as to toll us "daily how woll off we are by means of those new por jeots'while"we the poor suffering fathers"and mothors of St* Maorton know how, roughly said, wo aro "oatching holl" with our starvation wages whioh oan hardly ovon food us and"'our'children* Why should thoy try to fool us that wo"oro coming up whilo wo "tho suffering, labouring pooplc of St* Maorton knb'vi doop in our hoarts'that wo stand boforo tho most critical period of our oxistanoo as a rosult of thoso small," pitifully small hand to mouth w'dgos of fl*5*~, a day for whioh wo have to toil in order to make ends'moot* Yes, "St* Maarton is materially coming up, tut what benefit is that to wotho pooplo since we aro not included in tho'progress? What uso is oleotricity to us when our slave-wages of fl*5*— per day can hardly feed us,"much loss pay the oost of enjoying electricity* Has all this boon done to torturo us more? Have they put thoso things hero knowing full well that our slavo-wages cannot afford it? Yes, we know that millions of guilders"oro being spototf'in the island lately, buf'with all of it our little children must still run to school barefooted* Still millipns aro boing spent, whilo we cannot afford a dooont shelter over our toad?I WHERE THEN ARE THESE MILLIONS OF GUILDERS MELTING AWAY??? ARE THEY BEUNG SWALLOWED BY WATHEY'S HUNGRY, BULGING IRON-CHEST??? Long before these various projocts wero even spoken about wo were told that when they got started, th things would look a"'littlo brighter for us* The projects have now started months and months ago and we are still struggling with our Starvation wages. Of -what benefit are all these'pro jeots to us then? Why have the proceedings of these projects not improve"our wages, so that things would booome a little better* In fact things are'getting worse and worse because the essential things of life such as food and clothing'are'rising steadily 4o frightening prices which we, poor abused labourers of St* Maarten, aro forced to meet with slave-wages* la this fair?? Is this not an'abuso of human dignity?? It is a crime indeed* We know that Claude Wathey, Milton Potors, Clem Labega and John Larmonie are responsible forconditions here* Why"does Wathey go"'our of his way to see to it that we, the hard working people of St* Maarten earn no more that fl*5— a day, while -we should be working for no less than fl.10*—? Where does the rest of the money go??"Doos it find its way night down into pockets and Wathey*s iron-chest??? Wo know now why Mr* Wathey is foroing us to work for no more than fl*5*— guilders a day* It is because ne wants to keep us in constant need, so that -we will have to come and-beg him for a guilder He wants to keep us depending on him, like beggers* But"we, the people of St* Maarten refuse to be Daggers to anyone* We must have our own guilders and the only way to do so is by means of rightful deoent wages' which are "due to us* And this is one of the many* reasons why we ? -the voters of St* Maarten, pledge our loyal support to tho W.I.P.P. The W.I. P. P. will' see to it"that no man, w oman or child""in the Windward Islands Is underpaid for his or her ^ labour /'The W*I*P*P* will never permit anyone in the Windward IslAds"'to labour all day" fbr star vat ion" wages of fl4*75 and fl*5*—. The W.I. P. P. will never tolerate that our ohildren suffer lack of proper education* MR. H*I* LOPES IS LIVING EVIDENCE TO THIS FACT. THIS HONEST FIGHTER FOR FREEDOM WILL NEVER REfilX UNTIL THE EDUCATION "IN OUR ISLANDS IS EQJtJAL TO THAT OF CURACAO AND ARUBA. While wo, the people of *3t* Maarten oan hardly afford to" buy suffioienf'food,^ those ohosen few in power pay more for their drinks per month than our wages oan Over amount to, ThMs is another orime whioh will not be tolerated by the W.I.P.P. While we, the poor people labour all day, those in power sit around in the Lido""making jokes and living lavishly* What %  *} pity that the money of the hardworking taxpayers should bo wasted like this* Many times, during the course of this D*P* regime we have ap'pealed to those in POWER to consider our oase* But, bur appeals always fell on deaf "e'ars. Where wore Ciro Kroon, W*C* Anslijn and others "during tlbse dard moments? They were nowhere to bo found because they had no more use for us after we gave them our votes* What did our needs and suffering mean to them now that they ha*d gotten whafthey wanted and were in power??"A s terrible as it may sound, they had utterly no use for us tten Theyle'ft us up to Our fate* But all the time during those dark days of our pitiful condition, Mr* J.H. Lake honest and'noble fighter for Freedom stood strong as a rook at our"side* Never onoe forsaking us, this fearless and brilliant young man lived, eaoh bitter moment with us from day to day, making