Opinion: Shameful that government appealed the court ruling of former Post director

POSTED: 07/6/14 6:57 PM

Shameful

Politicians in both the executive and legislative branch of government sure do love to talk about giving young, educated St. Maarteners a chance, but they don’t always walk the walk. Case in point: Denicio Richardson.

The young St. Maarten professional has complained bitterly of an uphill battle against the state that cost him dearly, both mentally and financially. Richardson literally defended himself in court the last time around because legal fees can add up quickly, impressing even the judge with his preparation and knowledge.

In both instances the court sided with Richardson and has now ordered the country to pay the man his dues because of his illegal dismissal. Either the government of St. Maarten or the Postal Services St. Maarten or both have to pay Richardson $240,000.

As the fight drags on, Richardson has openly said he feels that it’s personal. That the government sought to appeal the initial ruling and lift the liens Richardson placed on money that is rightfully owed to him is inexplicable. In fact, it’s downright shameful.

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