Rotary Sunrise inducts new member Debbie Karani


PHILIPSBURG – The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise inducted its newest member Debbie Karani on July 3. This took place during the Change of Board ceremony of the club.

Karani is originally from “the land of many waters” Guyana and has been resident in St. Maarten for 22 years. She is married and has two beautiful children. She is a sales associate at Kay’s Fine Jewellery.

She brings talents of team work, which she hopes will help motivate Rotarians to work as a team and strengthen the vibrancy of the Club.

Her hobbies include meeting people, cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

Karani has in-depth knowledge of fine jewelry and has served on the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) of the St. Dominic High School for the past two years.

In welcoming her to the Club, President Okama Ekpe Brook noted the importance of Karani’s outgoing personality to the Club, and now as Rotarian, she can use the opportunity to serve the community through hard work and dedication. She further hoped that Karani’s positive energy and the vocations she brings to Rotary will help “build the membership and contribute to expanding our community service initiatives.”

The Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise meets every Tuesday at the Ginger Bread Café Restaurant, Belair Beach Hotel from 7:00am to 8:00am. For more information on the club visit or email They are also on Facebook: Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise.