Harbour View:--- The Governor of Sint Maarten, His Excellency drs. E.B. Holiday, announced today that the 2018 Governor’s Symposium will be held on June 15, 2018. The event will be held at the auditorium of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Cupecoy. This year the theme of the event is ‘Climate Change and Small Island States – A Call For Strategic Action’.
The symposium will feature national, regional and international speakers who will share their views and ideas and participate in an interactive panel discussion with the audience. In particular, the speakers will among others address trends, vulnerabilities, effects of climate change especially as it relates to Small Islands States, and the need for policy action.
Due to the limited space the Governor’s Symposium is by invite only. Governor Holiday is inviting persons 15 years and older interested in attending the symposium to submit their personal information. For details please check the Facebook page Governor of Sint Maarten www.facebook.com/Governor-of-Sint-Maarten. The deadline to submit your personal information is June 11, 2018. Based on the information submitted a selection will be made and the selected persons will receive an invitation to the event.
The Governor’s Symposium Organizing Committee installed by the Governor to organize the Symposium is comprised of Mrs. Emilia Connor-Thomas as chairperson, Mr. Patrick Trijsburg as secretary, Ms. Desiree Connor, Mr. Silvànico Pauletta, Ms. Dahjanarah Philips and Ms. Rayan Rammo. As preparations for the symposium progress further updates will be provided.
The overall objective of the Governor’s Symposia is the promotion of good governance. The annual Governors Symposium is considered to be a supportive platform for all invited stakeholders - government, civil society and the private sector - to focus, raise awareness and function as a catalyst for best practices within the community of Sint Maarten. This will be the seventh Symposium the Governor has organized. Previous themes included National Heritage, Sustainable Development, Education for Democracy, Governance: the value of checks and balances, Securing National Development and ICT Governance – Shaping our Future’.