PPA introduces new candidate Anique LiuPOSTED: 07/20/16 6:50 PM
St. Maarten News —People’s Progressive Alliance (PPA) leader Gracita Arrindell announced on Sunday that Anique Liu will be contesting the September 26 parliamentary elections. “We are pleased to have Anique join the P.P.A. team as we further prepare to contest the upcoming Parliament elections on September 26th. The first time Ms. Liu participated as a candidate, it was during the January 22nd 2010 last Federal Elections as candidate number 7,” Arrindell said. “Prior to 2010, P.P.A participated for the first time as a new party for the then Island Council elections. With her support and that of other former candidates, PPA succeeded in winning a seat and served St. Maarten professionally and with dignity from 2003-2007.”
Arrindell said this second time, Liu will be more aware and ready to commit with a long term vision for a “Strong, Safe and Secure St. Maarten.” She said: “Anique is a very social, spontaneous, honest and straight forward woman and mother of two young children, who did not hesitate to once again step up to the plate as a candidate under the P.P.A. umbrella.”
“The last 12 years she has been active in the insurance business as well as being a business consultant. She has strong leadership skills, but also great sales advice and negotiating skills, a hard worker, who can handle stress and love to work with people all excellent assets for a candidate working in a complex and people oriented environment,” said the P.P.A leader.
Liu is currently the Manager at Oriental Caribbean Insurances N.V., running her own business consultancy in the sectors of real estate, commodities and food trade; manager of a company operating the maintenance, service and reparation of all commercial equipment from well-known restaurants and hotels in Curacao. She served two years as an Insurance Relationship Officer at Head Office RBC Rooi Catooitje, Curacao (Dutch Caribbean); 2004: Mortgage officer at the Mortgage Department of the ING bank at Rotterdam, The Netherlands. “Her determination to prepare and invest in her future was evident early on in her life when in 2004 she worked as a Part-time Pension Advisor next to her study for NCFSA (Dutch Centre for Fiscal and Social Advice), part of Hamburg-Mannheimer, the largest German Re-Insurer, in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and as Front Desk Manager at The Maho Beach Resort and Casino St. Maarten,” Arrindell disclosed. “Anique’s work experience is supported by a solid educational background with several diploma’s and certificates in Higher Professional Educational (Hoge school Rotterdam, Netherlands) in Account Management, Communications, Dutch Social Benefits regarding old age, labor incapacity, Income Tax, Life Insurance to name a few.” Arrindell said Liu’s candidacy and skills brings to the table a young determined woman who will continue to work hard to ensure the P.P.A team issues facing our citizens especially the elderly and youth are dealt with head on.