2017 Ms. Patricia J.A. Pantophlet Memorial Lecture

The Pantophlet Villa Foundation cordially invites the general public to attend its first memorial lecture in honor of the late Ms. Patricia J.A. Pantophlet on Friday June 2nd 2017 from 7pm to 9pm at the WIFOL building, Long Wall Road Great Bay.

The late Ms. Patricia J.A. Pantophlet was born on the beautiful island of Aruba and is regarded as one of Soualiga’s most prominent women and leaders that left an indelible mark on the labor union movement and the wider society on St. Maarten.

Her focus spanned across many aspects of our national social and political development. Her contribution was instrumental in bringing about a level of dignity and respectability to laborers on the island and to some extent the wider Caribbean. Ms. Patricia J.A. Pantophlet suffered from Lupus for many years and became an ancestor on August 1st 2014.

The President of the Windward Island Chamber of Labour Unions, Mrs. Claire Elshot-Aventurin will deliver the keynote address on “Workers’ rights, their obligations and education”. Additionally, as part of the Foundation’s “Help a Parent Project” a total of 4 financial grants will be awarded to 2 students from the MAC Campus I and 2 students from MAC Campus II during the evening.   The “Help a Parent Project” is designed to offer parents who, through no fault of their own, were suddenly unable to pay their child’s school fee or purchase uniforms due to the loss of employment of one or both parents; divorcee without assistance of spouse; widow(er), yet displays an active interest in the child’s education.


Riegnald “Bakari” Arrindell


Pantophlet Villa Foundation