Meyers calls on population to stand up and be counted

POSTED: 04/6/11 12:52 PM

St. Maarten – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Franklin Meyers, is encouraging the population to stand up and be counted by taking part in the 2011 population and housing census which starts on April 9. The census under the theme, “Count us in,” is an opportunity that the country gets every 10-year period to learn about the population and how they contribute to the wellbeing of the nation and the countdown is now on for the biggest statistical event that a country can undertake.

“I am urging nationwide support and cooperation to this most important undertaking.  Stand-up and be counted.  Our nation has changed a lot since the last census.  Look out for the census takers. The information gathered will be used as the basis for the socio-economic and infrastructural development of the country and its people, and our institutions. The census will provide a comprehensive picture of the social and living conditions of our people,” Meyers said on Tuesday.

For more information and questions pertaining to Census 2011 contact Senior Statistical Analyst, Maurette Antersijn at the Department of Statistics at 542-2355. Or visit the Census 2011 Website at


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