Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean: Sint Maarten – Day One

  February 6, 2023 at 6:40 pm by

Following two day of break, today, Monday February 6, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and the Princess of Orange continued the official visit to the Dutch Carribean in Sint Maarten.
Upon the arrival at the Princess Juliana International Airport, the Royal Couple and the Princess were officially welcomed by the new Governor Ajamu Baly and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.
Then they visited the airport, which is currently being rebuilt following the Hurricane Irma of 2017, and the emergency and disaster relief services.
Afterwards the King, the Queen and the Princess paid a visit to the SXM Medical Center, a “regional leader in providing high quality hospital care”. During the visit they met with patients and were informed about the expansion of the hospital.
At lunchtime the Council of Ministers hosted a luncheon and then the Royal Couple and the Princess took a walk through the Color Me SXM mural route in Philipsburg, capital of Sint Maarten. The mural route is part of a project that “aims to add color to the island through murals, promote our local art and artists, and encourage residents and visitors to explore and share the beauty of our island”.
The first day in Sint Maarten ended with a cultural show and a concert on the Philipsburg Boardwalk.

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