PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – On Thursday November 7th Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs of Sint Maarten, Mrs. Patricia Lourens-Philip and Honorable Prime Minister and Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Curaçao, Mr. Ivar Asjes took the opportunity during their attendance of the 37th UNESCO General Conference to discuss several issues regarding education in both countries.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Paris – On Thursday November 7th Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs of Sint Maarten, Mrs. Patricia Lourens-Philip signed a cooperation protocol with the Honorable Minister of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, Dr. Jet Bussemaker concerning the 2013 budget for Studying in the Region, at the Dutch Embassy in Paris.

GREAT BAY, St. Martin - Margje Troost, Policy Worker at the HIV/AIDS Programme Management Team and General Practitioner Gerard van Osch will be travelling to Barbados to attend the PAHO meeting on the "Elimination of mother to child transmission of HIV and congenital syphilis" November 11-14, 2013.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten –The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB) made a financial contribution in support of the Indian Merchants Association of St. Maarten (IMA) who is busy preparing for their annual fundraising event, The IMA Diwali Ball 2013.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Permanent Committee of Health Care, Social Development and Labour is scheduled to meet on November 07.

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