Minister Jacobs attends “Shing Din” for special needs citizens

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L-R: Etienne Andrew - President of Rambaud-St. Louis Fete Association; Ramona Connor - 2nd Vice President of Family and Social Affairs; Silveria Jacobs - Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Affairs

 

ST. LOUIS, Saint Martin – On Saturday, February 11, Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Affairs, Silveria Jacobs attended the first annual “Shing Din” at the cultural site of St. Louis.

The “Shing Din” was an event put together by the Rambaud-St. Louis Fete Association and hosted the special needs citizens of both the French and Dutch side. The event was in honor of the special needs citizens on the island, to showcase not only their talent, but that they haven’t been forgotten as citizens of St. Martin.

Minister Jacobs was elated to be present at the “Shing Din” and congratulated the association on a successful event. She enjoyed the African drum band performance, which consisted of 4 young men and their mentor. The young men gave the audience an amazing show and received a round of applause and then gave an encore.

President of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams, Ramona Connor, 2nd Vice President of Family and Social Affairs, as well as legendary calypsonian Cedrick Rey were in attendance.