St. Maarten National Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory Exercise

PHILIPSBURG – The Department of Culture and the St. Maarten National Commission (NatCom) for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) within the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports (MECYS) has begun phase two of the St. Maarten National Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Inventory.  An ICH Inventory is the process of identifying and.. read more →

Sint Maartener ‘Alfonso Blijden’ now member of Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO

Sint Maartener Alfonso Rolando Blijden has been appointed as the country’s representative on the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO.  This is the first time that the country will be represented at a regional level for one of.. read more →

Youth Parliament Discussion to commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

To commemorate the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the Sint Maarten National Commission for UNESCO and the Africa Caribbean Heritage Alliance (ACHA) showed the DVD, ‘The Middle Passage’ and held a discussion with the members of the Youth Parliament on Friday August 21, 2015 at 7pm at the.. read more →