POINTE BLANCHE:--- Port St. Maarten Management has recognized the women who work at the facility and make up approximately one third of the 79-member staff that work within the 13 companies that make up Port St. Maarten Group of Companies.
On Thursday, the female employees were treated to a day-out on a Catamaran to the island of Anguilla. This activity was in commemoration of International Women’s Day, and is the fourth commemoration of the women who work at the port.
Port St. Maarten Management said that its committed to continuing to build the port workforce that includes women in various branches of operation adding that the port remains a place of great potential and opportunity awaiting future generations to make a contribution to port operations and transportation sector.
International Women’s Day was observed on March 8th around the globe. It is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.
The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day was “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”
The United Nations (UN) observance was to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals which also equally focuses on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights.