The Council of Ministers held a meeting with USM on Friday Morning.
This meeting was attended by Valerie Giterson – Pantophlet Chairwoman of the Board of USM, Dr. Francio Guadeloupe President of USM, Minister Bourne-Gumbs, Minister Connor and Prime Minister Gumbs.
Quotes of Minister Bourne Gumbs:
The Council of Ministers recognize the importance of USM and will support it wherever possible.
We (Government and The Community) sees the importance of USM growing and continuing its development.
In my ministry (education) we say we are not focussed on building but we are focussed on building people, their strengths and their knowledge and we must recognize that is what the University is there for, it is there for our people, our businesses and our government and therefore we all need to support the University and what it is doing for Sint maarten.
Quotes from Prime Minister Gumbs:
I have done my little part by contributing to USM even before I was a Prime Minister and the university can be assured that I and the Ministers of this Council will continue to support USM in any capacity we may hold.
Quotes form Valerie Giterson-Pantophlet:
The Board and Management of USM extends their heartfelt appreciation to the council for the cooperation and support even though it was just a short time
what has taken place has taken the university to the next level
we look forward to your cooperation in and out of office
Quotes from Minister Connor
This initiative is heavily supported unanimously by the Council of Ministers
for the last 26 years the University has been on a track to build a solid foundation of ratios country to grow on
Education is the key and only by education we will be able to get through the challenges we will be facing as a country.