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𝑈𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑚𝑒 “𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑇𝑜𝑜 𝐴𝑟𝑒 𝑉𝑂𝐼𝐶𝐸𝑆”
Led by the event MC, Mr. Rolando Tobias, the day started with the Generation New Status STM Drum Band who played for guests at the park, and the St. Maarten Song instrumental played by Tyler Percival.
VOICES Founder Ms. Nkosazana Illis continued with the opening remarks and then lead a small delegation to the late Mr. Emilio Wilson statue in the park where she laid flowers to honor him.
The program continued with remarks by the Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, Drs Rodolphe Samuel, Prime Minister of St. Maarten – Silveria E. Jacobs, and Governor of Sint Maarten, Drs. Eugene Holiday.
As we marked the 10th anniversary of the Emancipation Day celebrations, we honored and showed appreciation to persons and organizations who have been valuable contributors throughout the years.
𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞:
The Governor of St. Maarten Drs. Eugene Holiday
White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation
Mr. Urmain Alphonso Dormoy
National Institute of Arts
Mr. Cen Luiying
Mrs. Carmen Bowers-Lake
Ms. Rose-Marie Christina Wyatt
Ms. Phyllis Brooks
We then continued with two great performances, namely a story by Papa Umpo and a song by Essynce. Ms. Nkosazana Illis then closed off the program with a word of thanks.
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐫𝐬:
Mr. Lionel Scott
Ms. Rita Pantophlet
Mrs. Mary Bryson
Ms. Empress Ima
Mrs. Ruth Gumbs
Ms. Ramonda Hanze
Mrs. Kishma Gabriela
Ms. Esther Halley
Mrs. Cynthia John Baptist
Photos By: Chiaira Bowers