PHILIPSBURG:—The Department of Communication(DCOMM) and the University of St. Martin (USM) is working together to bring a lecture series, entitled, “The Law Matters to You,” to the general public of Sint Maarten.
The lecture series is aimed at informing and educating the general public of Sint Maarten in different areas of the law, namely, court system, criminal, international, tax, fiscal, real estate, civil code and others. There are four lectures scheduled for this year.
“This joint venture,” Head of DCOMM Rodney Richardson said, “will be very informative for the public. The speakers will provide information on a specific topic, and the audience will have an opportunity to be interactive and discuss the topic with the speakers and other audience members. So the public will get to learn more about the law than a superficial glance.”
President of USM Dr. Francio Guadeloupe said that “the lectures will be like a mini law lecture, aimed at bringing the subject of law closer to the people. For the people to get acquainted with the law intricate details, it is important to provide the information to the public. With these lectures and communication activities, the topic of law should become more common place to the different segments of the population.”
The Keynote Speaker for this first lecture will be Judge Maurice de Kort, who will speak on the Joint Court of Justice & the Legal System on Sint Maarten, including its structure and functioning.
The event is scheduled at the University of St. Martin on March 29, 2016 at 7pm at the USM, room 202.
Source: St. Martin News Network DCOMM, USM bring lecture series: “The Law Matters to You”