Prime Minister attends Cocktail Evening for the Disabled

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams attended the Top Promotions Foundation Cocktail Evening at the Rock House last weekend.


The event was a fundraiser held towards the holding of a Week of Awareness for the disabled, scheduled to be held on St. Maarten from November 23rd to December 2nd. The Prime Minister thanked the patrons and the sponsors of the evening for recognizing the importance of events that cater to the disabled in our community.

The PM also specially mentioned the positive spinoff the event will have for the disabled persons in the community of St. Maarten who will have the opportunity to experience the strength and special talents many disabled persons possess, as the wheelchair tennis participants will demonstrate during the international tournament to be held on St. Maarten.

"I would like to commend the Top Promotions Foundation on the excellent job which you have been doing with regards to the disabled here on the island. This event is dear to me due to the memory of two of my siblings who passed away in 2010 and 2011 because of a very rare disease which caused them to be disabled during the last part of their lives. Before they passed they were able to have a good quality of life because of the care of the Sister Basilia Center and the caregivers that work there. I would therefore like to encourage St. Maarten to continue to support the activities of the Be Able Committee of the Top Promotions Foundation in organizing the Disabled Week," concluded the Prime Minister. Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs the Honorable Silveria Jacobs also attended and supported the event and the activities of the Top Promotions Foundation.