PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, May 18th, the Le Sommet Foundation and the Haitian Association of Sint Maarten (HASMA)-inaugurated their office during a grand Haitian Flag Day celebration at the Wifold building.
Celebrating this year's Haitian Flag Day In the presence of various community leaders, invited guests, and political and Government officials, the le Sommet foundation and HASMA officially introduced its board members.
"Tonight, we are proud to introduce the board of the Haitian Association of Sint Maarten. A dynamic group of individuals all dedicated to representing and standing up for/with the Haitian community" - President of HASMA Jimmy Jean Louis.
The event was well attended with various speakers gracing the podium. Member of Parliament Solange L Duncan, Member of Parliament George Pantophlet, Member of Parliament Angelique Roumou, and various others all echoed their appreciation, love, and respect for the Haitian People and their Culture.
DR. Mercelina also expressed his sentiments with an illustrious elicitation on the Haitian flags.
"The Haitian community of Sint Maarten has come a long way. Since November 2020 we have been serving and representing the Haitian community here in St. Maarten. Our overall aim is to aid the development of our community and by extension St. Maarten through various initiatives and effective partnerships with both the private and public sector" Fabio Doralice (Vice president of Hasma & President of Le Sommet Foundation)
" I commend HASMA and the Le Sommet Foundation for their exemplary work and particularly in representing the Haitian Community in Sint Maarten
I look forward to the further strengthening of a long-term friendship and working collaboration. Nathalie Fourcand (Haiti Consulate General in Curacao
HASMA “The Haitian Association of Sint Maarten” is an associative body elected by its populist to aid, support, represent and defend the social, cultural, professional, and educational interests and highlight the ailments of Haitians and their descendants living in Sint Maarten.
“Le Sommet Foundation” is a non-profit organization formed to promote the professional, social, and cultural development of individuals within the community of St. Maarten.
Haitian Flag Day is celebrated every May 18th. This year marks 219 years of the Haitian Flag adaptation for the republic of Haiti.
As a token of appreciation, both governments were gifted with an original Haitian Painting.
" As we present these beautiful paintings to the governments of St. Maarten & St. Martin and of behalf of all Haitians and the descendants of the first Haitian migrants to the island, we want to say thank you for allowing us to be a part of your community, thank you Sint Maarten for the countless opportunities". Fabio Doralice