Minister Jacobs Opens PJIA Sports Event

Minister of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon. Silveria Jacobs last week Friday was present to open the Slam Sports Competition hosted by the Princess Juliana International Airport.


The visiting team was from the Aruba Reina Beatrix International Airport. Local teams were also fielded from GEBE, Windward Islands Bank and the Fire Department.

The kick-off was at the L.B.M. Scott Sports Auditorium where a few words of welcome were delivered by President of the Organizing Committee Evans Marsham.

Minister congratulated the committee and commended the members for the initiative they took to foster ties with Kingdom partners in friendly competition. Minister Jacobs mentioned the strong familial and cultural ties many of us share with Aruba.

Minister Jacobs wished the team’s best of luck, but expressed her confidence in Sint Maarten’s victory. The games were officially opened by a serve from the Minister to the visiting team. The Slam Games continued on Saturday and Sunday on the Jose Lake/John Cooper Ball Park with Softball.