SCDF meets with counterparts in Anguilla

— Working visit is testimony to our history–

The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) met with its counterparts on Thursday in Anguilla namely, the Anguilla Summer Festival Committee (ASFC). 

President of the SCDF Stuart Johnson went on a working visit to re-establish the working relationship between the respective organizations. “St. Maarten and Anguilla’s connection is really solid, as St. Maartener’s annually invade Anguilla to partake in the carnival celebrations,” remarked Johnson. 
Johnson met with Davon Carty who is the new president of ASFC as well as other members of the committee. Johnson also appeared on Klass 92.9FM for an exclusive media interview on the popular radio station. “We discussed many areas of mutual interested and ways we could jointly work together,” Johnson said.
“St. Maarten is the leading cultural celebration in the region, and we intend to continue reaching out to our counterparts within the region, in areas of mutual interest,” Johnson stated.  "A numnber of bands and entertainers from St. Maarten will be on the line up for the Caribbean beach bash and we are confident they will represent our country well," Johnson added.
“I extend my best wishes to the Mr. Carty and his team as they continue to plan Anguilla Summer Festival 2012. The people of Anguilla and the surrounding region are counting on your leadership for another successful celebration, and SCDF pledges its unconditional support throughout this time,” Johnson empathically stated.  Johnson presented Mr. Carty the newly published Golden book of St. Maarten, which highlights our carnival celebrations, as a token of appreciation for mutually fostering this working relationship.
“SCDF is busy finalizing outstanding matters surrounding Carnival 2012, ensuring that the preparations already ongoing for Carnival 2013 on St. Maarten will be an even greater celebration.  You continue to give your confidence to the SCDF and we deeply appreciate that,” Johnson concluded.