Neil Henderson to speak at Lionel Bernard Scott lecture


Insurance broker Neil Henderson. (File photo)

PHILIPSBURG–Seasoned insurance broker and St. Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA) President Neil Henderson will be the speaker at the sixteenth annual Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture at University of St. Martin (USM) at 7:00pm Sunday, January 28.

  The lecture is themed: “Hurricane insurance coverage; importance and accessibility.” Coordinators said this theme was selected in keeping with current issues and in an effort to provide the people in St. Maarten with accurate information “in this very turbulent time as we try to move forward,” post-Hurricane Irma.

  The public is invited to attend the lecture and get answers to the many questions they are “struggling with.”

  The Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture honours the memory of the late L.B. Scott known as “Brother Bo,” a St. Maarten builder, businessman, politician and statesman who dedicated his life to the improvement of himself, his family, his people and the island.

  In recognition of his many merits in the social and political fields he was distinguished in the order of Oranje-Nassau. A main street in the Cul de Sac area was also named after him and the Postal Services of the former Netherlands Antilles commemorated his birthday by issuing a special postage stamp in January 1974, eight years after his passing.

  Scott revelled in ideas and in bringing them to fruition. He played an important role in the development of the Windward Islands in general and St. Maarten in particular. His contribution as a builder, businessman and politician were profound and his leadership in his community was of the highest calibre, it was stated in the press release. He was a staunch proponent of self-reliance of the people of St. Maarten in the social, economic and political fields

  The lecture series was started in his honour in 2003 on his birth date, January 28. Past speakers include Governor Eugene Holiday, lawyer Richard Gibson Sr., former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Richardson, the late Vance James Jr., educator Camille Baly, banker Jan Beaujon, Imran McSood, Dr. Petit, Dr. Bryson, Dr. Holiday, Jorien Wuite, Mavis Brooks-Salmon, Clara Reyes, Reuben Thompson, Whitfield Vlaun, Antonio Rogers and Jean Arnell.

Source: The Daily Herald