The St. Maarten United Bus Drivers Association held its election on Sunday to fill three positions on its managing board that became obtainable for any member who wish to fill those position. The position of President, Treasurer and Secretary were made available by the sitting members who have served their time but also put their names up for re-election. They were not challenged by any other members of the Association therefore their names were the only name up for election on the ballot. The membership however had their democratic right to vote yes or no for the re-election of these candidates.
For the position of President Mr. Claude Omeus Bus #12 secured his presidency with 76% of the votes cast. 29 out of 38 persons voted for him to continue serving as President. For the position of Secretary Jean Daniel got 68% of the votes cast. Some 26 out of the 38 persons who voted, said yes for Daniel to continue as Secretary of the Association. And for the Treasurer Mr. Gilnes Dorane, he too was successfully re-elected. 28 of the 38 drivers voted yes for Dorane to continue, which represents 73 % of the votes cast.
With the elections now behind the association the board feels empowered to continue with the structuring of the bus routes covering all areas and the implementing of a new system of a bus terminal from which to operate in and out of Philipsburg pending an approved area for bus holding.
The board is extending gratitude to Mr. Thompson and Mr. Moore for their volunteer service to the association offering advice and support in advancing the cause of organizing the Public Bus Transportation service for the Island.