St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation meets Anguillan counterparts to reestablish tiesPOSTED: 07/27/12 12:44 PM
St. Maarten – President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) Stuart Johnson met President of the Anguilla Summer Festival Committee (ASFC) Davon Carty on Thursday to re-establish the working relationship between the respective organizations. Johnson also did an exclusive interview on Angiullan radio station Klass 92.9 F.M. “St. Maarten and Anguilla’s connection is really solid, as St. Maartener’s annually invade Anguilla to partake in the carnival celebrations. We discussed many areas of mutual interest and ways we could jointly work together. St. Maarten is the leading cultural celebration in the region, and we intend to continue reaching out to our counterparts within the region, in areas of mutual interest. A number of bands and entertainers from St. Maarten will be on the line up for the Caribbean beach bash and we are confident they will represent our country well,” Johnson stated in a release about the meeting.
Later he’d add, “I extend my best wishes to the Mr. Carty and his team as they continue to plan Anguilla Summer Festival 2012. The people of Anguilla and the surrounding region are counting on your leadership for another successful celebration, and SCDF pledges its unconditional support throughout this time.”
Johnson presented Carty the newly published Golden book of St. Maarten, which highlights carnival celebrations, as a token of appreciation for mutually fostering this working relationship.
“SCDF is busy finalizing outstanding matters surrounding Carnival 2012, ensuring that the preparations already ongoing for Carnival 2013 on St. Maarten will be an even greater celebration. You continue to give your confidence to the SCDF and we deeply appreciate that,” Johnson concluded.