Samuel congratulates SXM with country status anniversary

POSTED: 10/10/12 12:01 PM

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Rodolphe Samuel congratulated the nation on its second anniversary of country status in a press release issued last night.

Samuel said that 10-10-10 represented a turning point and was a new beginning for St. Maarten. He added that nation building is a process that will not be completed in a year or two, but it was a process that would encompass the generations of Sint Maarteners.

The Parliament of Sint Maarten and the government under the auspices of the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Silveria Jacobs, have joined to commemorate the country status anniversary today.

This morning at 10 a.m. there is a solemn plenary session of parliament themes Building a Nation of Courageous and Determined People.

Faction leaders will speak for approximately 10 minutes. Members of the Council of Ministers as well as guest speakers, President of the Chamber of Labour Unions Theophilus Thompson, and Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Alberto Bute will also have the floor.

Government officials along with civil servants will attend an ecumenical service at the Saint Simon and Jude Anglican Church on Backstreet, Philipsburg at 8.30 a.m.

After the church service, dignitaries will attend the solemn session of parliament.

A cultural celebration is planned at the Clem Labega Square at 6.00 p.m.

The parliament meeting will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet, and also via


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