SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) - TelEm Group Supervisory Board of Directors, Management and personnel interrupted carnival celebrations Monday to pay their respects to former Supervisory Board Chairman, Mr. Joseph Richardson, who passed away Sunday.
During his time as Supervisory Board Chairman, Mr. Richardson is credited with building a strong relationship between the board and the TelEm Group management team. He was highly respected for his non-combative approach and calm demeanor. He also had a high regard for following official procedures.
TelEm Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Kendall Dupersoy, expressed sadness at the passing of one of St. Maarten’s top civil servants and former Island Government commissioner.
“I extend condolence on behalf of the company, my fellow directors, the present supervisory board and TelEm Group personnel, to Mr. Richardson’s family, friends and the St. Maarten community on his passing. He will be missed,” said Mr. Dupersoy.
He described Mr. Richardson as a “Class act” noting how he had received much advice from the experienced politician as he shared many hours with him in the past, speaking about all the different issues affecting St. Maarten.
“I have a lot of respect for the late Mr. Richardson because he never saw political colours. For him, it was always about St. Maarten. When I was only mentioned as CEO for TelEm without any appointment in the offing, he was one of the first persons to call and wish me the best,” said Mr. Dupersoy.
He said St. Maarten will miss a stalwart politician and model citizen and once again wished his family much strength on his passing.