MP Silveria Jacobs elected Chair of Education committee

POSTED: 02/17/15 12:11 AM

St. Maarten – MP Silveria Jacobs has been elected as the Chair of the Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament and MP Tamara Leonard has been elected as Vice Chair.

The Committee for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA) of Parliament met on Friday morning to elect a new chair and vice chair on the request of a majority of members.

The committee increased by an additional three members and now consists of eight Members of Parliament (MPs)—MP Silveria Jacobs, MP Sarah Wescott Williams, MP Tamara Leonard, MP Christopher Emmanuel, MP Maurice Lake, MP Leona Marlin-Romeo, MP Johan Leonard and MP Van Hugh de Weever.

MP Silveria Jacobs was re-elected as Chair, and MP Tamara Leonard was elected as Vice Chair both by unanimous vote by all seven members present. MP Sarah Wescott Williams was not present for the permanent committee session. The committee pledged to continue to work in the interest of finding solutions and making proposals to Parliament in the field of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports. Based on the aforementioned, a planning and preparatory meeting of the CECYSA has been scheduled for Thursday February 19, at 3.30 pm.

 

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