Philipsburg – The
Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, on behalf of the Council of
Ministers, invites the people of Sint Maarten to take part in the Virtual Commemoration
of Constitution Day 2021 under the theme “Building
the Nation, Investing in our Future”, on October 11th 2021 at
10:00 am via SXMGOV Facebook & YouTube pages.
The Department of
Culture has been charged with organizing the activities for the celebration of
Constitution Day 2021. Initially this celebration was slated to be a live event
but plans were amended due to the increased COVID-19 active cases, thus this
year’s ceremony will take place by means of a pre-recorded virtual event.
With focus on
“Building the Nation, Investing in our Future,” emphasis is placed on fostering
inclusion and consistency through collaboration with our school going
community. The virtual commemoration of Constitution Day 2021 will feature
musical performances and educational presentations by a number of primary and
secondary schools on St. Maarten. Creating a strong foundation and instilling a
long lasting sense of national pride, loyalty, love and reverence for country
begins with our youth as the foundation and extends throughout the community.
the virtual program will also be National Addresses by his Excellency Governor
drs. Eugene Holiday, Honorable President of Parliament Rolando Brison,
Honorable Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and Honorable Minister of Education
Culture Youth and Sport drs. Rodolphe Samuel.
2021 marks the 11th Anniversary of St. Maarten becoming a Constituent Country
within the Kingdom of the Netherlands (10-10-10) and thereby gaining autonomous
status and becoming an equal partner with Aruba, Curaçao and the Netherlands
including Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, within the Kingdom of the
Netherlands. By law the annual official celebration of 10-10-10 as it is
commonly known is the second Monday in the month of October.