The Ninth Annual Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture

The Ninth Annual Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture will take place on Friday, January 28, 2011, at 20:00 hours at the PMIA Hall on Back Street.

The 9th Annual Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture will be delivered by, Drs. Jorien Wuite , Acting Secretary General of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor. The topic of the Lecture this year is : " The Social Security System in St. Maarten, past, present and future developments"

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The Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture honors the memory of Mr. L.B Scott or Brother Bo, a St. Maarten builder, businessman, politician and statesman, who dedicated his life towards the improvement of himself, his family, his people and his island.

In recognition of his many merits in the social and political fields he was distinguished in the order of Orange-Nassau. St. Maarten paid homage to her great son of the soil by naming a main street in cul-de-sac after him. The postal services of the Netherlands Antilles commemorated the birth day of L.B. Scott by the issuance of a special postage stamp in January 1974, eight years after his passing.

Lionel Bernard Scott reveled in ideas and in bringing them to fruition. Lionel Bernard Scott played an important role in the development of the Windward Islands in general and St. Maarten in particular. His contributions as a builder, businessman and politician were profound and his leadership in his community was of the highest caliber. He was a staunch proponent of the self-reliance of the people of St. Martin in the economic, social and political spheres of life. The PMIA, which he co-founded in 1932 and lead until his passing in 1966, is one such example. The objective of that association is to prepare men and women for leadership and to foster self-reliance of the people of St. Maarten in the social, economic and political fields.

It is against that background that the Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture Series was started in honor and memory of L.B Scott on his birth date January 28th 2003. Past lecturers were economist drs. Eugene B. Holiday in 2003, former minister and attorney Richard F. Gibson (Sr.) in 2004, former senator and commissioner the late Vance W. James Jr. in 2005, Educator and Poet Camille Baly in 2006, former Governor of the Island Territory of St. Maarten, Dennis L. Richardson in 2007 and Managing Director of the Windward Island Bank Ltd, Mr. Jan Beaumont in 2008., Mr. Iran Mc.Sood, Managing Director of Nagico( 2009), Dr. Felix Holiday, Dr. G. Bryson and Dr. M. Petit (2010).The 9th Annual Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Drs. Jorien Wuite, Acting Secretary of V.S.A, whose lecture will feature the topic: Social Security System in St. Maarten, past, present and future developments".

The aim of this annual lecture series is to enhance and promote awareness and discussion on current socio-economic and political issues of interest to the development of our community.

This knowledgeable Expert in the area Health and her active role in the development and implementation of policies for our social security systems promises to provide us with valuable and up to date information about our past, present and future developments if the Social Security System in St. Maarten.

The Board and members PMIA therefore invites the entire public of St. Maarten to come out and join us at this special event, on Friday, January 28th 2011, at the PMIA Hall on Back Street. Entrance fee is free, there will be booklets from the previous speakers on sale for Nfls 18 or $ 10. These funds go towards the PMIA Educational Fund and this LB Scott Memorial Lecture Program

Dress code: Formal

The evening will be concluded with a small reception.

Glenderlin Davis-Holiday, PMIA president.

 

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