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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Opening Address By H.E. Governor Eugene B. Holiday Delivered on the Occasion of the UNESCO Meeting on Capacity Building on Heritage Conservation in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States – Philipsburg, St. Maarten 8 -13 May 2014
May 10, 2014.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - There have been some hard working ministers and civil servants in other ministries that I have had the privilege to work with over my tenure as a minister- I am grateful for their hard work and contributions to moving our young nation forward.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Esteemed Guests,
Good evening and welcome to this first King's Day Reception in honor and celebration of the Birthday of King Willem-Alexander, which is on Sunday, April 27th.

BES Islands - A sincere thank you for your presence at my farewell. In particular the members of the Island Council and the members of the Executive Council. But also all who have made the effort to be here during my last visit as Kingdom Representative for the three Public Entities. Besides there are persons who have written that they were unable to be here.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - As president of the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry, it gives me great pleasure to express our appreciation and thanks to you for obliging to our invitation today in celebration of this import milestone for our institution.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - It is indeed an honor to stand here as the Minister of Public Health, Social Development & Labour to congratulate and acknowledge the Windward Islands Civil Servant Union/ Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU) and its members on their 35th year Anniversary.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -

Sound public finances

A solid foundation for sustainable growth in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom

Age Bakker

Chairman Board of Financial supervision (College financieel Toezicht)

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, 20 January 2014

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Good evening and welcome to this New Year's Reception. Marie-Louise and I are delighted to celebrate the start of 2014 with you, here on the captain Hodge Warf in the heart of our capital Philipsburg. To all present and to the people of our beautiful Sint Maarten, we extend warm greetings and best wishes for the year ahead. In keeping with that wish, I have entitled my message: Shaping Our Nation's Future.

My Fellow Sint Maarteners,

I extend warm Christmas greetings to you and yours at home and abroad.

I do so in the spirit of the words of the apostle Paul which call for us to continue to honor our "...... Obligation To Love One Another" (Romans 13:8). Words that breathe the enduring gift of Christmas.


Dear Fellow Citizens of St. Maarten,

I again have the privilege to wish each and every one of you a blessed and joyous Christmas. I hope that you will be able to spend this holiday with your friends, families and loved ones and that you may be able to share in the joy   which this season brings with it. At Christmas we remember firstly the birth of Christ that heralded the salvation of mankind. This is why we celebrate.

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