PHILIPSBURG:—- Minister Plenipotentiary Doran-York once again commemorated International Women’s Day in The Hague, by honoring 12 ladies, for their individual achievements and also for their contribution towards the People of Sint Maarten living in the Netherlands.
Minister Doran-York stated in her presentation, that she has been made aware, and has also experienced where persons of the Islands, who have been residing in The Netherlands for a very long period, have been going beyond the call of duty, to assist others in need of such especially students and newcomers.
“”This evening, I am honored to have in our midst a group of distinguished Ladies, who throughout their years here in the Netherlands, have stood out in various ways.
I salute these Ladies because of the many lives that they have touched in a very special way, from the elderly, right down to the students. You have been an inspiration and encouragement to your fellow country men and women, by leading by example while constantly influencing, pushing and encouraging them. You are now considered as their heroes. Your actions should not and will not go unrecognized.
I must remind you, of the strength that women display, when they ban together in order to get things done. We see the great results every day.
I am extending heartfelt thanks to you, on behalf of myself as your Minister Plenipotentiary, your Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary, the staff at this Cabinet and on behalf of the Government and the people of Sint Maarten whom we represent”, Minister Doran closed by saying.
Deputy Minister Hasani Ellis also congratulated the honorees, and told those in attendance that he fully knows the strength of women, as he recalled his childhood days, where he saw especially how his mother and grandmother work extremely hard and succeeded to assist in maintaining their families. He mentioned that without these strong women in his life, he would not be where he is today and so therefore he has a great deal of respect for women on the whole.
The evening closed off with the honorees thanking the Minister Plenipotentiary and the entire Cabinet for the honors bestowed upon them, while saying that they did what they loved and it was from the bottom of their hearts.
Minister Doran-York would also like used this opportunity, to once again send a strong message to persons of Sint Maarten in The Netherlands, whether residing there, living temporarily for education purposes, for medical reasons or for whatever other reasons.
In the event that these persons are encountering issues beyond their control, kindly make contact with the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary also known as the “Sint Maarten House”.
2594 AC Den Haag
Tel number 0031 702156067,
The staff members are ready and willing to assist with whatever is necessary once brought to their attention.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Minister Doran-York honors 12 in The Netherlands for International Women’s Day.