DP: “A dark day for all of us” (Charlie Hebdo)POSTED: 01/12/15 11:03 PM
St. Maarten – The Democratic Party is the first political party to react to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in Paris. In a brief statement, party-leader Sarah Wescot-Williams offers its condolences as well as sympathy to our country’s French neighbors.
“The Democratic Party of St. Maarten expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in France, to the French Republic and all its citizens in Europe and abroad, and in a very special way, we empathize with our French St. Martin brothers and sisters,” the statement reads.
“It’s a dark day for all of us. As the tragedy continues to unfold in France in view of the whole world, we on our island are sadly reminded of the volatile times we live in. As a small and open society, we must pay attention to worldly events and trends. We must establish allegiances and partnerships, we must have our own internal dialogue, for -God forbid- we were to face a threat to our democracy, to our economic livelihood, to our freedoms of unimaginable proportions.”