Last name : Wescot-Williams
First name : Sarah A.
Place of birth : St. Martin (F.W.I.)
Civil status : widow (of Mr. Louis E. Wescot)
Office nr. : + 1721 5426085
E-mail Address : Sarah.Wescot-Williams@sintmaartengov.org
Mrs. Wescot-Williams finished her primary education in Aruba and her secondary education in St. Maarten.
The many aspects of her higher studies include Public Administration, Management, Leadership and State/Government Law. For her Master’s in Public Administration she graduated suma cum laude from La Salle University.
As a civil servant, Mrs. Wescot-Williams has held various high official positions. She has been Head of the Department of Finance and Acting Island Secretary. Politically, she has been a Commissioner and Member of the Island Council of the Island Territory of St. Maarten. Furthermore, she has been a Member of Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles. In 1994, she became Leader of the Democratic Party in St. Maarten. Her political career culminated on October 10, 2010 when she became the first Prime-Minister and Minister of General Affairs of St. Maarten. This is the date that St. Maarten achieved its political status as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. On May 21, 2012 Mrs. Wescot-Williams was sworn in for her second term as Prime-Minister and Minister of General Affairs of St. Maarten.
In recognition of her achievements she was awarded as mentioned below:
- Woman of Great Esteem, New York
- Person of the year, St. Maarten
- Recipient Key of Tallahassee
- Recipient Paul Harris Fellow Award
- Person of the year OGS
Mrs. Wescot-Williams’ hobbies are music, reading and volleyball.