Minister Jacobs attends funeral Camille Baly

POSTED: 09/3/12 10:40 PM

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, Minister Silveria Jacobs paid tribute to Camille Baly at his funeral last Thursday.
The minister gave a speech highlighting Baly’s life, cultural and educational endeavors. Tributes and stories recanting the deceased’s life and inspirational ideas were part of the service prior to Baly being laid to rest at the Cay Bay cemetery.
As an educator for many years Baly touched the lives of many in the community. The wide cross section of the community that attended the funeral service reflected the many lives he touched.
Government officials from both sides of the island attended the funeral.
Baly was honored by Minister Jacobs at the first celebration of Emancipation Day. A diamond shaped plaque with the number 26 engraved signifying the Diamond 26 slaves who had escaped slavery to the Northern side of the island was presented to him.

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