Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Hon. Silveria E. Jacobs expressed her sadness at the events that transpired at the Fish day on Sunday May 7th 2013.
The Fish day was a shining example of harmonious socialization of St. Maarten’s people. The organizers did a tremendous job in bringing this event to the level that it enjoyed. It is a serious dilemma that individuals chose this opportunity to mar a fête rich in culture, history and community to settle vendettas.
This is not St. Maarten’s Way. The Minister expressed her condolences to the families of those injured and killed during the fish day.
Minister Jacobs also expressed her shock and sadness at the murder of Member of Parliament (MP) Helmin Wiels of Curacao. "This is truly a sad day and I express my sincerest condolences to the family and the people of Curacao" Minister Jacobs said on Tuesday.