Book Fair Officially Opens; Book Signing By Authors

The 10th Anniversary of the St.Maarten Book Fair officially opened on May 31st 2012 at the Belair Community Center with book signings and perfomances.

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Words of Welcome

Mr. Shujah Reiph

President, Conscious Lyrics Foundation

Mrs. Jacqueline Sample

President, House of Nehesi Publishers

Ms. Annelies van den Assem, LL.M.

President, University of St. Martin


Hon. Alain Richardson

President of the Collectivity of St. Martin (North)

Hon. Sarah Wescott-Williams

Prime Minister of St. Martin (South)

Musical Interlude

The Twins, Ming and Ling

Keynote Address

"Challenges and Opportunities in Forwarding the Caribbean Family"

Dr. Norman Girvan

Economist, author, professor emeritus

University of the West Indies – Trinidad & Tobago

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ms. Regina LaBega, Managing Director, Princess Juliana Int’l Airport (SXM), Simpson Bay

Mr. Alain Russel, President, L’Esperance Airport (CCE), Grand Case