PMIA 14th Annual Lionel Bernard Scott Lecture, Thursday, January 28th, 2016.

The Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial Lecture honours the memory of L.B. Scott or Brother Bo, a St. Maarten builder, businessman, politician and statesman, who dedicated his life towards the improvement of himself, his family, his people and his island.


Lionel Bernard Scott played an important role in the development of the Windward Islands in general and St. Maarten in particular. His contribution as a builder, businessman and politician were profound and his leadership in his community was of the highest calibre. He was a staunch proponent of self-reliance of the people of St. Maarten in the social, economic and political fields.

It is against this background that the Lionel Bernard Scott Memorial lecture Series was started in honour and memory of L.B. Scott on his birth date January 28th, 2003.

Past lectures were: the Honourable Governor Eugene Holiday, Lawyer Richard Gibson Sr, ex- Lieutenant governor Dennis Richardson, the late Vance James Junior, Educator Mr. Camille Baly, Banker Mr. Jan Beujon, Mr. Imran Mc. Sood, Dr Petit/Dr Bryson and Dr. Holiday, and Drs. Jurien Wuite, Mrs Mavis Brooks-Solomon, Mr. R. Thompson, Ms Clara Reyes, Surgeon F. Holiday/ Banker W. Vlaun/ and former Minister ECYS and Mrs. P, Lourens-Philip.


All lectures focuses on encouraging self-reliance; Topics covered so far are the economy, the constitutional changes, education, banking, insurance, and the medical structure, the role of the advisory council, cultural preservation and self-preservation as citizens of St. Maarten.


Every year the PMIA Board presents the lecture from the previous year in a booklet. These booklets are sold to the public and the funds are used to maintain the program and make contribution to the Educational system on St.Maarten. The long-term goal of the program is to offer study financial assistance to students of St. Maarten and support other institutions or organizations with similar objectives.


The aim of the annual lecture series is to enhance and promote awareness and discussion on current social-economic and political issues of interest to the development of our community.


The topic this year is “Crime” and it’s Past, Present and Future development as it relates to the Self Esteem and Reliance of the People of St. Maarten and will be presented by one of our very own experts in this field VKS Commandant Mr. Antonio Rogers.


An invitation is extended to the public in general and especially all family, friends and supporters of this annual program.

Date    : Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Venue  : PMIA Hall on Back Street

Time    : 7:00 pm sharp

Dress code: FORMAL


Promotion: Booklets from previous lectures will be on sale for a small fee of Naf 18, or $ 10,–

For more details please contact Mr Clayton Holiday, Program Coordinator.