Philipsburg:--- The Department of Communication on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010, staff of the Department of Communication, which falls under the Ministry of General Affairs, celebrated St. Maarten Day with a luncheon at the office. In keeping with tradition, staff members decorated the office in the festive red, white and blue and prepared all local dishes and drinks. The food consists of wilks & dumpling, fungi & spinach, fish soup, salt fish, boil plantain, salmon, pineapple chicken, baked chicken, pigtail & rice, rice & peas, and macaroni pie. The drinks comprised of guavaberry punch, homemade lemonade, and Big D's Punch. Mixed fruit cheesecake fulfilled the meal. The luncheon could not be complete without entertainment, which was provided by Paben "the ole man", re-telling stories of St. Maarten years gone by.
The Department of Communication would like to wish the entire community a SAFE and HAPPY ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN DAY.