SXM Prepares Lavish Send-Off for 76 Holland-bound Students

Photo CaptionRegina LaBega, Managing Director, Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM.Water canon salute to "bless" KLM plane carrying them

It will not be the usual teary farewell for students leaving to pursue further studies in The Netherlands this year; at least, not with the plans Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, has for Sunday, July 28th when the 76 students board the KLM flight for Amsterdam.

For the second year running, the airport, in collaboration with Domino’s Pizza is preparing a lavish send-off for the departing students meant not only to lift their spirits, but also to give them a lasting memory of such an important day for them and their families and friends.

Beginning Sunday morning with free parking all day at the airport to encourage family members, friends and loved ones of the departing students to come and see them off, there will be complimentary entertainment at the terminal building provided by DJ Outcast and Gee Money who have donated their time and talent to this initiative.

Then it will be pizza galore for the students, courtesy of Domino’s Pizza, who will be distributing its famous Dominators to all students to grab a slice prior to taking flight. In addition, the students will receive gift items from Dominos as well as branded specialty gift packs from SXM.

There will be more to please the palate, as SXM has contracted Aurora Berkel to bake a special cake for the students as well as cup cakes.

Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams, Education Minister Patricia Lourens and SXM Managing Director, Regina LaBega are billed to offer some words of encouragement to the students.

While the flight is set to depart, the SXM Rescue & Fire Fighters & Operations Department will execute a water canon salute that has been arranged by SXM, in collaboration with KLM.

This is meant to symbolize an official blessing so to speak for the college-bound students.

"This is our second year of organizing this kind of event under the theme of "Bon Voyage"," noted LaBega, "and we want it to be special, first because SXM Airport is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and secondly because our students deserve it. We wish we could do this for ALL of them who are going abroad to study."