Integrity Chamber Provides Integrity Session to the Democratic Party
On June 27, 2023, the Integrity Chamber provided the candidates and board members of the Democratic Party with an integrity session. This session was initiated by the Integrity Chamber in light of the upcoming elections. The session was led by Integrity Chamber director, Charna Pompier, and policy advisor Gabi Fuchs. Member of the Integrity Chamber, Mr. Rafael Boasman, was also in attendance.
The ability to exercise the democratic right to vote, is fundamental for a well-functioning society. Political parties can therefore be seen as pillars of society, as these potential leaders will be in the position to make decisions that affect the quality of the lives of the people in Sint Maarten.
The session provided information on the Integrity Chamber and its tasks, the importance of integrity for the party and the individual, tips on how integrity can be promoted and maintained within the party, and the benefits of integrity within the electoral process.
The session was well attended and highly interactive. The participants were presented with various scenarios concerning the following topics: campaign donations, utilizing government resources, inappropriate behaviour, etc. These scenarios initiated a lively discussion among the participants. The scenarios encouraged participants to share their views and gain new insights on avoiding and lessening the occurrence of integrity issues.
The Integrity Chamber expressed its thanks to the leaders and candidates of the Democratic Party for accepting the invitation and making the effort to foster integrity within their party and looks forward to continually supporting the community with similar endeavours.