Frans Richardson is the leader of the Unitd St Maarten People’s Party. Frans Richardson is a St Maarten Businessman, who began his political career as William Marlin’s number 2 candidate, on the National Alliance slate.
Frans Richardson was one of the original ‘Ship Jumpers’, leaving the National Alliance along with Patrick Illidge to form a government alliance with Theo Heyliger’s brand new United People’s Party.
Frans Richardson was criticized soundly, for his backstabbing ways, but paying attention to people’s opinion and perception of him, evidently has never deterred him from making any unscrupulous moves, that served to benefit him.
Figures like Frans Richardson, who went on to form the USP and Leroy de Weever who saw that the DP had lost most of its power were the main players in the MAJORITY if not ALL of the government’s falls during our countries brief 7-8 year existence.
In Sxm politics, USP leader Frans Richardson is known as much for being greedy, even by St Maarten political standards.
Whereas certain political parties will vow never to align with others, Frans Richardson and the USP really don’t care. They don’t care who they have to use, if they have to make a deal with Satan, if they have to stab another ally party in the back and jump ship, they will do it. And then justify it, and their supporters just eat it up.
Luckily, I’ve been documenting St Maarten politics via my blogs and vlogs since 2009. There are hundreds of hours of Sxm Parliament meetings, Government Administration press releases etc. People seem to have only questions about St Maarten politics and the majority or the so called experts are either clueless, afraid or are straight up biased for one political party or the other.
The only reason Frans has survived while his ‘Three Amigo’ buddies Patrick Illidge have fallen and floundered, is because as greedy as Frans might be, he is as cutthroat in the business world, but also in the political arena so he always seems to somehow bounce back, no matter how much it costs him in any political deals.
Frans is also a big question mark, because it’s no secret Frans is in as many under the table dealings as any other political party. Yet, when everyone else seems to be getting round up, Frans appears immune…. to arrest.
According to Corallo, Frans and every other political leader were down at his casinos with their hands out every election year, and every veteran and neophyte politician were getting their cut under the table, yet Frans has remained the ‘Teflon Don’ in these latest so called Dutch government investigation.
The Dutch government’s so called investigation is a money grab to get their paws on their 23 Million Euro cut of the total investigation funding money, which was sponsored by the Americans and Italians, Holland chipped in so that they could keep their eyes on that ultimate prize…. 🙂 23 Million Euros, and it seems they will commit crimes for it.
The Netherlands is now pretending to ‘care’ about St Maarten and its people for their chunk of the half billion in funding…
A part of the reason why that arrogant, idiot William Marlin had to go.
He was going to be pushed out eventually anyway, but he is the one who fast forwarded the process.
The Dutch installed William Marlin as Minister, along with his entire Cabinet, although NONE OF THEM could pass that screening.
NONE of those Ministers could have past a Burger King screening with their life long record of crimes, unethical and sometimes immoral behavior (children, beating their wives, etc etc etc)
NONE of the National Alliance Ministers could have passed their screen, following the newly imposed standards by the Dutch, and yet the Dutch gave William Marlin’s Ministry a FREE PASS.
They figured, as a puppet, he would be more flexible and pliable than Theo or Sarah…..
They were right, but forgot one important variable….
William Marlin’s criminal son, his criminal instincts….
Now, it will be fascinating to see who actually can pass the next round of screenings…
I guarantee you no one will qualify,
the ones that due qualify or not desperate or stupid enough to want to damage their reputations with these train wrecks, that we have been calling ‘The St Maarten Government’, for seven years in a row.
I do intend to post my usual opinions about the strategies and games that are always a part of St Maarten politics. It is no coincidence when William Marlin is floundering and suddenly you spot Theo and Frans, or Theo and Sarah down by Yvette’s chatting up a storm, when you know that they cannot stand each other.
The rise and imminent fall of Christopher Emmanuel should be rather interesting considering his issues with William Marlin in the past, but I guess that will be Silveria’s job now.
It also needs to be said to politicians like William Marlin, who like to consider themselves to be ‘old school’, WHEN YOU LIE ABOUT SOMETHING ONLINE, it is PERMANENT.
At William Marlin’s ‘resignation’ speech, was I the only one shocked at how well William Marlin could quote EVERYTHING from Facebook, as he continued to insist that he is NEVER on Facebook, and does not participate in Social Media. Well Kendall, Chrissy, Silly somebody is reading aloud every facebook posting of him tagged William Marlin, because he knew those memes lampooning him better than I did.
Stop pretending, and stop lying …. at least do it far away from Facebook livestream video.