When the news broke Sunday evening that Rolando Brison informed the Daily Herald he has decided to run with the United People’s party (UP) It was a shocker for many.
Bryson who has established himself on the premise of working for, an on behalf of what is right for St. Maarten and its people seem to now walking back on his commitment when he joined with a party that never embraced those principles he stood for. Brison went as far as to draw a line in the sand when he expressively announced on his face book page that “any party that will oppose his desire to carry out a parliamentary enquire on Mullet Bay he will not run with them.” That of course would have ruled out the UP whose leader at one time promised to St. Marten that he has the keys to Mullet Bay which he never delivered. Mullet remained closed to this day.
In all likelihood, it would appear that he was either enticed into this direction or was flabbergasted when he realized that the UP board gave their approval and it was embraced by its former leader and founder of the party Theodore Heyliger, who gave the Idea of him leading the party his blessings. Now that is not the easiest pill to swallow either, when one realizes how that regime works and who is in control.
When we look at the history of the UP party in its short existence, it can easily be described as having the potential of destroying aspiring young politicians who would not play by their rules. That is the fear expressed by most people who were shocked by the announcement of him choosing the UP to run as their number one candidate.
Rolando Brison resigned from the US party both as faction leader in Parliament, and the one who was to head the list in this election. His reasons being not having sufficient opportunity to express his vision and to decide on where he wants the party to go in the future.