Leader of Government Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams, is delighted to hear that the impasse between the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) and a group of Carnival Stakeholders has been resolved satisfactorily.
"I commend the concerned group of Carnival stakeholders and the SCDF board for working diligently to resolve issues that had shed a negative light on preparations for Carnival 2009.
"This national cultural event is a significant part of our nation’s cultural heartbeat. The 40th anniversary of our Carnival is a milestone.
"I extend an open invitation to all those who love carnival to visit us in April and help us celebrate our 40th Carnival anniversary. All those on the neighboring islands and throughout the region are most welcome," Commissioner Sarah Wescot-Williams told the Government Information Service.