Francelise Mauricia-Peterson candidate on SMCP slate

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PHILIPSBURG – Wycliffe Smith, Leader of the St. Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) happily announced the candidacy of Francelise Mauricia-Peterson on the SMCP slate for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Born on the Northern side of the island, Mauricia-Peterson was raised on the Dutch side and attended the Sundial School. She furthered her studies at the Maria College ETAO where she majored in Administration. Upon her return to St. Maarten Mauricia-Peterson worked in a variety of fields that enabled her to become familiar with several sectors in society like the airline, finance, law and hospitality sectors.

She also filled many positions at several casinos on the island as well. Because of her casino experience, Government employed her as a casino controller, a job she has been doing for the last 12 years. This also led to her successfully completing her course as special agent of police (buitengewoon agent van politie), a function that serves her well in her current capacity as President and Representative of the Board of Casino Controllers.

Married and a mother of three, Mauricia-Peterson has upgraded herself over the years, by following many courses in computers, management and supervision. She has command of four languages: English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamentu. Besides her regular work she also served for 13 years in different capacities on the board of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Sr. Borgia School.

Mauricia-Peterson loves her island and can be found assisting in clean-ups and working with others to protect and preserve her beloved St. Maarten.

“Francelise identifies whole heartedly with the values and principles of the St. Maarten Christian Party. Her strong faith in God is what motivates her to speak out against injustices in her community. During the week Francelise will give her reasons for joining the St. Maarten Christian Party and why she has decided to step out of her comfort zone to serve the people of St. Maarten for a change!” concluded the SMCP press statement.