Published On: Mon, May 6th, 2013

PRESS STATEMENT

HeijligerPHILLIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - I was in shock when I heard the news.  It is a senseless murder of a representative of the people.  Never in the political history of the islands of the former Netherlands Antilles have you heard about a Member of Parliament being murdered.

On behalf of the United People’s (UP) Party, I would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family of the Honourable Member of Parliament Helmin Wiels and to the people of Curacao.

This is a sad day in the political history of not only Curacao, but also for the other islands in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom.  We hear from time to time government officials being killed in other countries where there is civil strife. We don’t expect to hear it here in the Caribbean especially on one of the former islands of the Netherlands Antilles that we have an affinity with.

I am confident that the perpetrators of this crime will be apprehended by the authorities within short.

Theo Heyliger

Leader of the United People’s (UP) Party

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