Windward Islands' opinion

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Windward Islands' opinion
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Philipsburg, Netherlands Antilles
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v. 1- July 1, 1959-

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Vol. 5 No. 21


Little Miss Jaqueline
Suarez presented the wife
of Minister J.R. Beaujon
with flowers, at the cele-
bration of the 470th. anni-
versary of the discovery of
the-Netherlands Windward Is-
lands at the N.W.I.W.A.-Club
at San Nioolas, Aruba on
Saturday Nov. 9,"1963.
In Photo: Mrs. Beaujon re-
oeives flowers from little
Miss Suarez, while H.E. Min-
is ter J.R. Beaujen and Miss
SLolita Euson look on.
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SSRNE ISDISAN OPIOlDN
L,'b Ulshed every Saturday It was
bished by J.H. Lake,Sr. on July 1,
Sa'a oeans of helping to .*prove
oeeial, economic, educational and
ical conditions of the Windward
by advocating against the cause
i5justice and oppression.



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Lake,Sr.
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'ISUMIDEAS U ARUBA CIUBMiATE
SOV=BY DAY VR BIG WAY

I adiward Islander Community of
'kbrated the 470th anniversary
ideevery of the Windward Islands
a1yy anc with great enthusiasm
November 9, 1963.
I.W.A.-Club at San Nicolas was
atall for the estimated 1500
turned out for the occ.,sioa.
.tferoed. to stay in the ..patios
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his speech said a~ong other 'i /
that faL, Windward islanders : i fi '
important part of the Aruladi
ty and he stressed thq ,.a theoi f
was not only a Windard tIslands cele-
bration but one of tte entr.pe A) u a..
"Ie are one people, with Oew fl g.an.
one nationality*, he said, (see cam-
plete text of Minister Petronia speech
on page 4).
Among the many distinguished guests
who attended the celebration were: His
Execellency E.G. Petronia, Minister of f ,
Finance, His Execellency and Mrs.. J..
Beaujon, Minister of Communication aad
Transportation, Dr. Gustavo Oduber,P De- .
puty of Aruba, Ur. Julian Conner, De-
puty of St. Maarten, Mr. Vincent Lopes,
Deputy of St. Eustatius, Mr. Max Nichol-
son, Deputy of Saba, Rev. Father van
Baars, Roman Cathclic Priest, Rev. J.G.
E. Martin, Methodist minister, Mr.
Clinton whitfield of the Chamber of
Commerce of Aruba, Islandcouncil members
of Aruba Leo Chance and U.C. Ansliju,
Sub-Inspector of Police, Mr. J.H, Lake,
Sr., Editor of the Windward Islands'
Opinion, Mr. L. Guy, delegate of the
P.kI,.A. and Mr. lias Richardson, de-,,
legate of the O.B.I.A.
After the Wvilh$bus (National Anthen)
was played by Miss Larmonie on the
piano, tr'. J.V. Thompson, President of
the N.v.I.vW.A. in well chosen words
welcomed all present and explained the
purpose of the celebration. He pointed
out how the Association was founded in
1944, and, how throughout the years it '
has striven to uaite all Windward Islanders
residing in Aruba. He .appealed to all
Windward Islanders not to consider them-
selves Sabans, Statians, or St. Maar-
tener, but as Windward Islanders -And
as Windward Islanders to unite together
under the banners of the .Ntherl4ldf
Windward Islands telfare Assoctia ,.
(N.W.I.e.lA.).
Minister Petronia was next to p...
and he extended congratulation aad''?i
wishes from-the Governor who regMWt-
much that due to certain circumstances
he was unable to be present. At the end
-of Minister Petronia'j speech which was
well delivered,little iliss Jacqueline
Suarem presented Mrs." .'.. Beau jon,
wife, of Minister J-A. )eaujon with

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grintth4 Weh fA-tu''He nd"diD I -t 0 Rn L"
BIread a itry of e, t con- ; L.
B 41abm~tMdthe h, that .
a Windward IslaBern inter' '
eat in thme WIindward Ilanis despUye ? WHY

why bard _01.
at the celebration, may .enfe to live
in the hearts of all WVndw$Ilanders .t B
portld fke cattle the.
in the fture. He ended his alk about
Saba with a n dmptrcks and pickpaps? -
poeM aboat the
the islands
cmpsoed' by
himself. Bis -
talk was
followed by a
Sabans,l[t hch

by a ieSpay of Mainstreet Philipsbuirg
Baban needle- I
work by UMrs. .
0. Leverock. --General merohandise-
The last. ; *
speaker was Mr. Groceries Household arti-
Leslie Lejusz, a '
who spoke on oles- B yoioles Hardware
whvbo spoke on
the history of
te. aartren, -o Coametios Suitcases -
this- was fol- .i.
iowed byw some "Lies8, Gents C children
S*.its and dance ea^
t*plc41lof the wear.
island. Thie. '
Mit'. orge COLD ORAGE ND FE VGBTLBLE ,
Biclardsqn .re- ,m
cited a poeam- o o
with much styl Ptop. J.P. CG NER
an d vigor and
,t as rewarded'
with al6diandu
lg agand a tle large crowd. The tis sccident task pla.
St. ~t.arti progr wa cloeed by Dqke' art of :th isleal, bt *
*paaky (with Cla Ue Peterse as leader' r"0eeA a t A
wih \f" old to dre' *i gve imuinlld 5O* i
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President and Boartd*embers.to f thd Netherlatih V.B1c n r4, ,laeidre
a trhe social jon, LadflS and gle of their own. te ,
oith greather wotiA-.td lik to st youhi this evenishort itsp h ty. duty da a
honour:tb convey to.-p!u thc...bUarty 'con' .t .'on! .oif.s06 ell-
SDr. Debrotr Govrnosof th.c:.; herlaid 8 intills op this by.;
oe brathon of the ort great lin bettheendwrd Islands. d ad
famiyhe g ofod r Counicatins by a acrossnd by Car. BbRanio nd Pst-
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l1o doubt brings us closer together.
W ter.it to Lond or rlistory.l Ftoun, the Nith One ands Wnwa One
ons.altyem a still ceb ahi es eleb ion fernnt dates the Dcovery. orDis-

U.e (With.us) undoubtudly.n theipast and up to te present plare:d- a
itrole.' in this typical vrea of Ours, and by the way others ad ah the
ban rtrea, even biSwe.r countries sec n id consider and comment a-
I d, w i may be grateful to the Lord for the Blelssins, .we.d t f e re-
is not up tW o n to sl e anyll coture on the history of the Windwa.
a-s This specific task is due and left to writers,i.w ll ap-
:the subject from an'"angle of their own. l
c..h rather would lika toi think n this short speech that modly we
:sicsre than ever before the great link between the Windward and the
erdIslands, du to your presence both here and in Curacao. But al-
p to the4 good communications by Sea and by iOr. By Radio and Post-
Sics9. By the means of the N eer advancingub Educ- a tonal System,
ho doubt brings us closer to ether.
| les and Gentlemen:
or. it lisa to tnd rHintorical Fact, the Netherlands Windward Is-
onmmemorates with this ieIebration the date of the Discovery.of
V Territory by Columbus. The, Windward Islaicro in Lrba,ar ..^.-
Sit' here this evcnin-g. Toacthcr with you, as -Lntillgans and as
Ms. wa participate in this Celebration. You that form'such an .-k
t part in Lruba, where you tare nt lliLns just like we -are, only
Nway Iorth, but people; of the same Nation, with the same principle .
I nd, wishing you my best congioans and that for ti
f..ethe Windward Islands shall continue in the path of Progress.i,.,
,....with the Blessing to this Population..... in theq Fmily-of
tsrlands Lntilles.


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dd a srmaat pleasure for .me to, e.her present-.4-rti yQ.i
S.i~J~t wVish to thank the officerrand th-.e' b9fQrs thhi
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dofs~r t Vi .-.. 195r St. Ht, a ,an- ha rt
ettd sI ay M aid bot dars, al~ se laero.^Lghr _hth
Ci t Colb h e llthe are men who a e ItN i6
thlets hae onty t laprw tem ys the E eIa s ta of ti
daoeoratic gQvpie tht t baurti l, for o5tren lit r tles .St
Saber lorg ete jou y up the hill.-o s ospPriotg
tile tat .Ste. ra ot-lerfirst lafuse ti53~lat b o
that greats redioaqcrery, ( osr -the oas 1iatcnfl ei
gator "ad repre lstlve of tEl Windwa d Islainds in tse
SCouncil of the Ne'tralkbds nLatllse, Mr. C1aiide athier j,
islands have continued to proareass Today we have asoast
one of the nicest airport tarmuinal buti throughout t
not to mention the h.ge project of the: lenglhening of the
ready completed. Our pier which will also sBonibe coaplet
only apconmodate Christopher ColumlWus' St. Maria, but the-
larsest an1ps. St. naarten today boast two b-nks, -two 'MuS
T here are hotels, large and p-inall with and without oals
all over St. 'Maarten. Dozens .r Q fl.meric cans andL other tI! AL
frof all over the world sae m a4ng enquiries and asking p
build and operate business ent0rriBes in St. Ma-lraten.
some of the finest articles in ~otl e. d and at the beat
now itestbliAs1ed jn St. Ia; r{en. gur a rown to s
tend that We are oenw completing the final plans for the ft'1a
a section of the Salt-pond so that people cat continue n to 1
St. Maarten can continue to grow.
Today we have el3etric current jus t about all over the its
tioa2ly every district in the county wil. be able to e6iel
Christmas tree li7ht&hon the ?5th. of December. "nd already
and vTry soon in every corner of the land people will be abi
up the receiver of their 'iatomatio telejlione, and dial any U
desire. These my frdrins are. a few examples -of the great .1 A
th3 esoodioTery of. oud r isiAnd. But these my friends are epnX
sianitg. WYih the close cooperation and oompleto unOrt
whieh our. overnmeit operates we shall oantinl&bto. buiiled **
until her joIs and daughter shall no longer be obliged tdo
to seek eaploymept. We are, building for our children and tJ
ren a great place in a gre t island. Thank you' .
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SAddress. by ,Ri. Elia J. Morto .Lt. Governor of ,Bi
At tMie opening of thle 1st. Lust ofq th Nethoria6ti
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brations during many years of tour-
aments to Bome.. The first tourna-
'wt happened to have been held in
Iftaire all's. For those who have
Snot been aware of the abOvemention-
SAed facts, the information. given
'Sight hrve sounded just Interest-
ing but for Bonaire it contains
K'Vohallenge in a way that will en-
able veteran participants and new.
pa, rticiprnts to judge this fifth
Encounter worthy of any one before
if not more, The three days lying
ahead must be lying behind before
credits can justly be awarded or
da'enied, because only then it will
be possible to see in howfDr Mr.
SToon Lbraham,and the active group
Sof ladies' an C qntlemen who
tertned upt to work for their island
mankgd t0o attain the results they
i' ve been toiling fo:? so hard dur-
i ng so many wesks. i._ far 's I am
c: onerned, though and I hope more
people share my point of view, a
word of gratitude to Mr. Toon
L braham and all the fine people
Swho participated in the activities
Sof the committee is due richt at
this moment. In the name of the
i island government I express sincere
gratitude for th3 job done so far
and along with you I confidently
Look forward to satisfactory re-
Ssuits of same. We are grtcGful al-
Ss to kessrs. James Leander, chair-
Sman-of the Central Committee and
d aeel- Jesurum of same Co;imittee
Sfor all their valuable assistance
rendered to ths loc 1 organizing
group.
At your arrival you drove past
many flags placed in salute to all
o of you. T he red white and blue
S-flag symbolises a welcome to an
Sntergral part of the Netherlands
i. .-ngdom. The red, white and blue
Siet in crosswise pattern =nd
sporting six stars fly there to
'trexs the fact that this integral
g'art (The Netherlands Lntilles is
~ltltonomous and. equal to the other
jIsVrts. now, one of the six stars
i Ubolises the island territory of-

i,.ou light have failed to notice
is fact but it looks to us as if
sa.rticula3r star has been
*nore brightly these days.
i I we are so proud to have
l ore.. Thanks for coming.
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SPEECH OF THE LT. GOVUOR Ji Ji BEAICJ
ST. MAARN DAY 198

Honouiable Prefet, Hcnotrable Maire
of St. Martin, Honourable bpuesenta- '
tives of the Legislature of Gukdeloupe;
of the Netherlands Antilles and of lb.
Maarten, Honourable Bepresentatives of
the Executive and Judicial powebs and
the Clergy and'the Military,
Invited guests, 'People of Sb. Maartmon
It is my duty this year to welocue
you all here and to thank you for ac-
cepting and complying with the invita-
tion to be here. The initiative of the
Maire of St. Martin, Dr. Petit, to come
together each year at this place, ab
this place, on this memorable inteina-'
tional and national day of St. Maatten,
ha- now become a tradition that we, St.
Maartoners, would not like to miss any-
more.
Thern, are many memorial and anniver-'
sary days on both 'parts of St. Maarten,
still I belive that this joint celebra..
tion, based chiefly on thb unity of Sbt
Maarten, on the desire to assist each
other, to express our feelings of friend-
ship and cur willingness to help each-
other, t1, openly profess and renew our
ancient contract of cooperation and
tolerance of 1648, is the culminating
point, the greatest feast that you, free
people SIt. Maarten, can celebrate.
Therefore let there again be joy and
rejoicirn in our hearts today. Let us
forget the daily morrios and cares and
let us all celebrate- each in his own
circle grcup- and be joyfull. With this
greeting, I bid you all heartily wel-
come on tlis St. Maarten Daya
On this day we commemorate, along
with the unity I just mentioned, of
course the discovery of St. Maarten by
Christopher Columbus. There is no need
for me to :elate his history. This is
too well kicown,'Columbus, on board of
his little ship, discovers St. Maarten
on the l1th day of November 149t. He
looks at hi 3 calender and sees th*t'it
is the doy of Saint Martin of Tours,
qnd names t'.is Island accordingly. What
Coltmbus could not know is that,,:ju.ut
like the Knight Martit shared .his. oat
with the needy beggar, two centuries
later, intelligent people world alas
share the Island in two and live in
peace with each other to this 4ay,. aid
also in the future. ,:
Beogly we were visited ha4 .by '
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bears .o the uaropean Parliaarku, and om
this occasion, in the pr~ei r-
pre'sentatives of both PrfFrno d Nether
lands Antillian ftb Naarten,i made a
speech wherein I set b. Maayien to these
important and distixngished guests as an
example of the ideals, teht *lIF old Eu-
rope now in her atbride for u4ty and
blotting out of borders, is trying to ao-
oacplishe I can assure you tati these
parliament members were quit. impressed
by what" our humble people shki the worlds
No plan, no ideal, but a faote' It oan be
done. May we remain inspired ith this
good example and may we alwaF. understand
that this is work for" htananit and that
we must carry this ont that *q hae obli-
gations to the future, just like our fore-
fathers tealised when they gave us this
heritage, unviolated.


attention is paid. 'rF M
schools here many pupils
dated again. Iay have
Gorerrmant sholarships te.
their rtud ies in Hcllan a
pupils, financially aid ,l
sular Government are folf
schools elsewhere in the
Antilles. As if to orown
were able to see the reftbla I
land to St. Maarten this # M!
pupils, now armed with di -':.
certified youth eduoatorsmw hMi.
is closed again.' Childam; 'i
outed, leave hoBe, reoeive ft
studies aboard, return to their
birthplaoo to prepare the fotll
generation for this sams eyels
Indeed, people of" Sb1. aarn I
ially and morally, you are p l
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In the material sector, whioh we allo* a y Uto oor W a
*6. Maarten Day to oongratO
to pass in review each year on this day
we may see great improvements, especially The fhtule is bright, th
on the Netherlands Antillian'part of the support of the Mother
island. Here also can be str6esed that Federal' Govermen
this came about by good under~ ~tding and section; for the lastgrest
lose cooperatioqp. a&ang WItsupport and settled, and although this
aid frz; .W%(Coherland and ~.7ederal.-. tery daring, allow me to @i
Gove'rnent.P nnqpna visioniswhich weIre we continue with this amae
brought t .o o"-a year ago has how been we oontinu with this seao
realized. Ne. ones are on the planning St. Maarten will soon be a
boards, or taking roots in our minds. The ing and h ereby relieve th
new airfield'is now".in use. We have-our 'Government of the hearty ba
autanatio telephonen, the pier is far ad- bears. Again I stress, thai
vae, the terminal building a s nearing only be possible if the mee
its completion, the Fishing Dadustry is withheld from.us now and ii
a fact, arid ..ahotel rooms wave been instruments offered to us i
built. Today again we look toward the ra- manner we have used them ui
diant horizon kf 9St. Maarten. Frenh Namely in lose cooperation
plans for manw ssential'projebts are other, with one aim, ST. NJ
being seriously taking in hand, while -it SIPPORTING, Sb. Maartenoha
may not be too long before the execution tent. On this happy day,' I
of the many projects in connection with of you to do your uthnoet, i
the ten year plan and the European Couman this faot. 3aat I have jau
Market help for the Windward Islands cne riot a wish for' only the Il
into effect. The year 1964 will be mark-:. Antillf part of St. Maar
ed with hotel construction and I expect .for the whole of Sb aart
in that year a omenomement will be made yourselves how many of our
with much diligence for the construction neghbours have found emp
of 200 hotel rooms for this island. This us, already are helping o
iaplies work for everyone, this gives us ;',our goal, and know. and as
the means to obtain the essential and that my words and my hopes
ueful nasessities of life, the merrhes all St. Ma arboneas.
will be paid, which means the Governmant .' St. Maarten day, for Sb.
will receive revenue and oan use this day of unity within ditsZI
monae for the itbereest of tbsa. V ooaauaity ferenoe in Nationality,
The eit le is then lose, and.. the-people belief, in mo ks,
will b e ans bed : tas, e enin
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Sthe ideals, of the hop f *eo
of the stiimaant, d of y as
vident again that the aed, so
Ily planted shall growipd aktll
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lrfore ore we have a St. M.iaaen day and
tbre we celebrate this d today,
atillian and free French people of'
Arten. We celebrate thiisday in our
as well as publicly. I' ill Bnow
to the end, wishing you all a plea-
day and also in the nake,~f my Go-
at, I wan again give yd the as-'
especially to the Frepch people,
rai people feel united as:one with
ftench people of St. Maarten, and
Swe. pray that this unity ean this
tt bond sball continue forevermore.
LIVE FBIANC. LUNG LIVE OUR KINGDLU.
t*G LIVE Ln NTLETEWND ANTULL ES.
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Seating accaodations. And the
to stop this, in our p-inion, -is
l. 4g adequate laws t14 protect
from being exposed' to this

y afternoon, while people.
t i to attend the funeral
Joseph White, we sa4a 3/4.-
.iloadi with 19 work' of Van
bTr*tstametion so. on t back.
W ti a single seat on tais pick-
:19. workers were packed like
were sitting on he end
|while otber" wei re. hitting
*t~ eak e>f th,-ipe-,.
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workerf s
open
out airqti

ansatfe practice l ila a",
caused the deso& a* t' # wrtivbh
We wauld thwbtefte :oeer uik rsho
a strog appeal to oar ba l~Oal0.i
vernamt to take- tl.we -titiativ in
this matter; by ft1t tipiping its
dump-tracks whih a:re d for tramo-
porting waorrs, with a6aat. *ett-
ing acesodadatieft and b? la.
producing a law which wiltatie it "eO..
pulsory for any vehicle tramsrortine
workers to have proper and safe seat-
ing accomodations.
And please do no.t wait until, another
worker is killed before something l,
.one about this unsafe condition.
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MODERN SPORT PARK

We wara s imAF a f iaMb1 seaues
that hr. Cl-uie t .yI ley sp~s at ai
|t tie vinimti fIIIS Ji e 0i tam
(Lagislative CounIff) of the Nether-
lands. Atilles has proposed to. l.. a
.Sport Park built as soon as the first
section of the Salt Pond has been. ill
-ed. According to our inftramtiop if
the proposal is accepted, a modern.
Sport Park with all facilities,(toiiet.O
showers, stands, and an area lrgie
enough to accommodate all ypes of tutm.
door sports) will be the firsitsft
project to b' constructed on .the obeC
tion-of the Salt'Pond which is'to be
filled.
,Ihen one considers the toportist
role which sports play in assisting
the Youth of today in becolag pod,
citizens tomorrow, and when we
realise that with all the aterit.
improvement which are bWiag mien
this island, very little or noi
Sis btin'done to assist our yo
We ithld appreciate the proposal sde
by aepresentatire Tathaey
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be.et used b y ottar saOrtftii r ga, a
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In order to improve our service to parties reoeivirg oargoes

per one of the above steesahip companies or any other steamship

company represented by us the following system of delivery -of oar

goes to consignees has been established as from Novunber..lst.,


1. Present documents giving you title to the oargo
in question in our office 'in PhilUpbiurg.i
(Original bill of lading or Bank Delivery, O. .
der)


2. In ow office you'vill receive a white and a ,
red delivery-slip, against whiqh oargQ Mill be
delivered .to you on the ,per. TIh tilte. elip. :
has to be signed by yoi and will egr ar. a
receipt, together wit-h all your rmplakF
The red slip is yours and lay' be sed for your
purposes, such as claiming damage and shortages
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delivery of the cargo
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at ite Airpor ly It. 6ornor, S l& dia ly sent a 4l
M Priaodent o t- h Centrat C;mwi-w oxan bol. to
toee r., Jaes a Least er eitent 0f the CiMaa's two ai
local Co ttee M. pmti Abaells al white a d joined
ot.er mi rer af thie itte, Sais aAf.- aid worlk t ea ts t
ter a' drive arcEd thfpeam w et seaph. After f1i
taken t6 BOtel n41rD foir tregistri- Cismaerow ws folatiph aL
tiea followed by a briefing sesioni by United Stiftes' tl
Mr. Ir. W~. Ran Viet. 10Ut.t ir lately, ei, -
Piis to 8 pi.' a iet acquainted Mr. tr ere
,Cockitail Pnstr* gre i. at the -.t. h'' -e prg ais a.
S Imkaaer. ids e*i" t the wecook cial Waitd tt p ir
adk& irv se teb by L4. noor iels Mcr.- cdanellal .fe~divittiw
kos (see address. pag 5) was follow- wi th the tournament, .ua
ed by opening speech by the PresideBt Baa$uet.
of the ,Gextral Coiaittee Mr. James Ph. All flags are to be flt
T. Leader and the .prebttatia. of the iast a$ a e tl bh b
official tes. the bu4tp.iqr
Taes from the folLiwtus'coetanei M *
partsCatet: Arabwetbrtai Dofhre .,v, aiuico
-oledbga, Csrasao, mablnap., Jaitica, l lats$4r.
anse.ttile], nam.i- ( nepl ert M.co. ibeh.g o i
sil iiY t, st, Theaps, (1..SI..), t.o e,
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doupe, as many had expected.
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t1. The St. Marten team ended in 8th.


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.2698.80
2465.56
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1425.60
1204.40
1044.40
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798.-
778.-
344.40
335.20
242.50
187.20
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Prize


1st.
2nd.
3rd.
4th.
5th.
6th.
7th.
8th.
9th.
10th.
Il.th.
12th.
13th.
14th.


!he prizes were distributed by Dr.
ibot', Governor of the Netherlands
p' tiles. St. Maarten was represented
y aurice Lake, (Capt.) Calvin Holm
d Iig~brto lyatt; also present frori
i iezs were: Lt. Governor J.J.
~ ', ember of the Central 'Conrittee
ji ed Saturday Nov. 16), Mr. Clerm
,Head of tie St. Mdaarten Tourist
and a member of the Central
ttee and Mr. J.H. Lake,Sr. i3ditor
It'he Windward..Islands' Opinion.


L U E BAND IOLLLAND's B rST


S L TI A F I C ACCIDENT

|EJ. JER E IAH JOSEPH
Died in a traffic accident
y afternnon.
agto reports JEIl2MILH JOSEiH
at .Atigua Angust 1, 1933
,.on the island .s.nce August
Ifr=p the lack of an open
ig .was taking :lim None
qad die4 on tlo spot. It
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the caURd .b
to the Coconut Garo ai. e d .
de-ac. .
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place at Marigot 9a Wfe y ~ter-
nocn and a number of people iro 41if-
ferent parts of. te isItmid tuai*e out
to pay their last .res.ects to the
memory of JziMLLsH JCSEPH 'f[ITE, who
had uany friends here.
To the bereaved relatives we extend
our sincere sympathy.


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I-RaSIDJfNT ENNi&DY ASSASSINATED


THTE NIKiS OF TIH; ASSASSINItTION OF THE
PTLSIEJJNT OF TEI UNTIED STATES OF
AME ICA, MR. JOBN F. IEiT'EDY BISACfD
US ,T 3:15 P.M.
IE '!AS SI OT IN TH1. TEMPLE AS "M
DRIVE Il A MOTORCADE IN DOWN TOW2
DaLLAS, TXM'AS, ANL DIA) ABOUT 25
IIIJUrUTS LAT"M OF a GtUNSHOT '.ICUND IN
TIr2 BaLIN.
Ti i. 1iS OF lS I3UiTTE .'AS A GSiAAT
SliCK TO Tl. l:. 01LJ OF THIS ISLAND
'ND SOCL 2, 1I S1!M D TM1,S AT TF^ NEIS.

PilEdiKlT Lil'.JDY T1 TIM BbST NulfN
Ar MOST iUPULiR PRESIDENT OF TlHE
UNITED STATES iN~ Alif-NG T,' PEOPLE
E-RI HIS COUl1AGEjUS STAND IN THE
FIG1I FCR CIVIL RIGHTS, ENDSI- D HIM
TO TEE ILLJTS OF MaNY AND HIS D)&.
IS NjT ONLY A GT'.-T LOSS TO TEE PB0-
PLE AND NATION ,dIICII HE SO ABLY ~E-
PilMjSAnITfD, BUT TO TEII: ENTIhE J i~f WJLD.
.-E WiSJ TPL'L- YCUIIGEST MAN 2VEM TO BE-
COM's PRESIDENT OF T P! UNITED STiTES
ANm. T- FIST R~OAN CATEOLIq TO FILL
TiL-S .'IGII OFFICE.
!'1 Y;ISI TO CONVEY OUR D'FEEST SThPA-
TLYO O TLW CONSUL GcL~WAL OF T9Es UNITED
STiTES AT 'ILLIAIST&D, CUAll<0v, AND
KiINLY ASK M IM TO TiMNSMIT OUR SMINC" B
CdJmL2-CELS TO ilS. iJi JJDY, TO YB
DENT J6JlASON, TO TPIsOT BMi i*p:
T-Il .IJaLY OFu THU i T1c B
TO AXL ICJM IS LIVIW Ifi t*-< "
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— WIND-AHD ISIAIIDBL' QV uaoN Hi • ,\ f. field of St. Eustatius who reac a history of his native island. & went back to the years 1636, the tine of the Golden Bock and Zeelandia.', as the island was then called. He elaborated on the time when the island was at its pike of properity (1767) at which? ^e the inhabitants of Statia numbered 25,000. Islandcouncil member W.CADslijn'who read a history of Saba, started by congratulating the Board of thefl.W.I.W.A. He expressed the hope that the unity %  among Windward Islanders and'jhe interest in the Windward Islands;*, desplayed at the celebration, may continue to live in the hearts of all Windward Islanders in the future. He ended his talk about Saba with a poem about the the islands composed' by himself. His talk was followed by a pr ogram by Sabans,which was highlighted by a display of Saban needlework by Mrs. C. Leverock. The last speaker was Air Leslie Lejuez, who spoke on the history of St. Maarten, this was followed by some songs and dance typical of the island. The. 75!y oar-old Mr. George Richardson recited a poem with much styl an d vigor and was rewarded with loud and SATURDAY NOV. 23. 1963 Julian Conner of St. Maarten on page The celebration was rounded ofi with an evening of dancing, with music supplied by the popular "Caribbean Ambassadors" • ••••• EDITORIALS ~ i g H Y ?? WHY?? W HEN ?? ST. MAARTEN TRADTNG P.fMPwv Mainstreet Philipsburg -General merohandiseGroceries Household artioles Byoicles Hardware Cosmetics Suitcases Ladies Gents & Children wear. COLD STCR/iGE AND FRESH VEGETABLES Prop. J.p. CCNNER long applauds from the largo crowd. The &t. Maarten program was cloaed by Duke' Spanky (with Claude Peterson as leader, who sang "Too old to dream" and"Old Virginia" The ^arge crowd wat very pleased with the, fine singing of Duke and Spanky, who by-special request of Mr. Whitfield sang a,third ong, "You are my sunshine". In conclusion all three Deputies from the Windward Islands as well as the t£i e rW 8 f ^ P4frW." f 0.ii.I.. A and !" e Editor of the Windward Is Lands' Opinion, spoke. (See speech of Deputy Why must hard working men be transported like cattle on the back of open dump-trucks and pick-ups? Why must working men be allowed to lose their lives foolishly for the lack of proper means of transportation? When will the Authorities wake up to the fact that it is their responsibility to protect the working man and his family? On Tuesday last another worker, Jeremiah Joseph White, was thrown from the back of an open dump-truck (withoutany seating accommodations whatsoeverX and died on the spot; while being transported from his work. This accident took place on the French part of;the island, but we can all remember; that not too long ago a government worker, Norris Williams, of the Dutch part of the island was also thrown from the back of an open dumptruck ^without any seating accomodations) while being transported from his work. He also died shortly after the accident. We said then and wc are saying again that workers should not be transported in open dump-trucks or pick-ups without ( See EDITORIALS page 8)



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WINfr/ABP ISLANDS' OMNUN i i SATURDAY NOV. 23, 1963 %  :.. like a shisssper EVBJRUDE UNITED STATES TKAli "/INS NETHERLANDS ANTILLES INTERNATIONAL SPEftRFlSHING T OURNAMENT The United States team won the first prize at the Netherlands Antilles International Spearfishing Tournament held at Bonaire Nov. 14-17. Participants from the various countries and islands in the Caribbean as well as pressmen, television and faadio reporters, and cameramf-n started arriving at Bonaire on Tuesday Nov. 12, and on Thursday November 14, (with the exception of two members of the Venezuelan team) the last and largest group arrived by K.L.li. They were welcomed at t:e Airport by Lt. Governor, Elias Morkos, President of the Central Commitee Mr. James Leander, Presicent of the local Committee Mr. Antonio Abraham and other member ef the Committee, and after a drive around the island were taken to Hotel Bonaire for registration followed by a briefing session by Mr. Ir. W.R. van Vliet. From 6 to 8 p.m. a "Get acquainted Cocktail Party" was held at the Lt. Governor's Residence where the welcome ad< ress made by Lt. Governor Elias Morkos (see address on page 5) was followed by opening speech by the President of the Central Committee, Mr. James Ph. T. Leander and the presentation of the official teams. Teams from the follvwing countries participated: Aruba,Bartados, Bonaire, Colombia, Curacao, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama (Rep.) Puerto Rico. St t Maarten, St. Thomas. (U.S.V.I.), Trinidad, the United States and Venezuela. The contest started or. Friday Nov. 15, at 7:30 a.m. and shortly after the 8tart a member of the Venezuelan team, Guy Perez Cisneros, age 25 and married for only 15 days was reported missing An Official Bulletin which was issued in connection with the incident read as follows: "The Organizing Commrl ttee of the Fifth Annual International Spearfishing and Trolling Tournament regrets tc announce the death this norning of s?earfisher Guy Perez Cisn< -os (age 25) a member of the Venezuela team. Mr. Cisneros, who wan to participate in the Tournament for t;he fourth <;ine arrived in Bonaire on Thursday afternoon, nevember 14. The two other members of his team were delayed until Friday morning (Nov. 15), reportedly because of difficulties-with their country's immigration regulations. Despite the express advice of the Organizing Committee to wait till the arrival of his teammates, Mr. Cisneros, known to be a capable spescfisher preferred to start on his own. According to the Organizing Committee'i investigation, the accident took place, shortly after the start of actual fishing, Mr. Cisneros shot a fish too large for him to boat unaided. He came to the surface to secure a hook. He then dived again. The captain of the boat tending Mr. Cisneros decided that the spearfisher was under water too long. The captain signaled a nearby Curacao Harbour Patrolboat. The Harbour police immediately sent a diver equipped with oxygen booties to begin a search. Mr, Cisneros' two comrades arrived meanwhile and joined the police, firstaid workers and the patrolboat in the search. After fifteen minutes, Mr. Cisneros was found by a member of the United States' team. Unfortunately, efforts to revive Mr. Cisneros were unsuccessful. The Organizing Committee in a special Board Meeting, has decided to cancell all festivities in connection with the tournament, except the Fish Banquet. All flags are to be flown at half mast and a wreath has ben ofiered by the Committee in Mr. Cisneros' memory. The Organizing Coucittee offered its sincere condolences to the surviving relatives and to the Venezuelan Spearfishing Organization." At 2:30 p.m. the spearfishers and their catch arrived at the pier of Hotel Bonaire where their catch were immediately weighed by the judges, (Mr. A.J. tteinfort, W.R. van Vliet, S. Boekhcudt). On the first day of the contest the team from Guadeloupe placed first, t^e U.S.A., Aruba and Martinique placed second, third and fourth respectively The team from St. Maarten placed 6th. and the Colombian team was last. At 8:15 p.m. the body of Guy Perez Cisneros, was transported by K.L.M. to Curacao and at 4:20 a.m. the next morning (Nov. 16) it was transported by a plane of the Venezuelan Ministry of Communication and Transportation to Venezuela. -On Saturday Nov. 16, the spearfishers left the pier of Hotel Bonaire at



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——^^^^^^^^—— .— il.ip,HJ llJllUpPiWPIf^ Aii-L WIND/AIG) 13L-ilDS.' OPINION -4 S £TU3DAY NOV. 23. 1963 itu ti Snecnh Bv His Excellency E.G.^PETRONIA Minister Of Variance Of .,, The Netherlands Antilles At TH£ NET^RL&NDS Wife., RD ISLANDS HISTORICAL DAE Celebration On Nov.' 9. 1963. At..The N.W. I .W.A. Club San facol ag. *rupa Mr. President and Board*members-.of the Netherlands Windward Islands Welfare association, Ladies and gentlemen of the audience; ; With trreat satiafectiDn amidst you'this evenings it is my duty^and a reat honourTto convey to.'you the.haarty "congratulations of His Excellency, Dr. Dobrot," Governorjof the. .Not her lands Antilles, on this Day; Your celebration of the Discovery'.of the Windward Islands. The family of our Country Is spread across the Caribbean -rea and it is due exactly to the Nature of our Geographies?outlay that,yet so distant we belong to One Territory, One Country, with One Flag and One Rationality^ -.no" still cej.db atos on ""Sit ferent dates the Day, of Our Discovery. You (with us) undoubtedly in the past and up to the present played a great: role, in this typical Area of Ours, and by the way others in the Caribbean Area, even bigger countries sec and consider and comment about us, we, may be grateful to the Lord for the Blessings, we, have received. \ % %  ; %  %  It is not up to me to give any lecture on the history of the Windward '.Islands. This spscific task is due and left to writers/ whc*^|£all approach the subject from an "angle of their own. >l, I much rather would like to think in this short speech that today we have more than ever before the great link between the Windward and the Leeward Islands, duo to your presence both here and in Curacao. But also due to the good communications by Sea and by ~ir. By Radio and Postal .Services. By the means of the ever advancing Educational System, which no doubt brings us closer together. Ladies and Q-entlemen:Whcther.it 1Q Lcgond or Historical Fact, the Netherlands Windward Islands commemorates with this Celebration the date of tho Discovery of their Territory by Columbus. The Windward Islandcrc in —ruha, aredolebratipg It here this evening. Together with you, as Antill'ians and as Friends we participate In this Celebration. You that form'such an important part in Aruba, where you are Antilli-ns just like we are, only from way North, but people of the same Nation, with the same principles. May I end, wishing you my best congratulations, and that for the future....the Windward Islands shall continue in the path of Progress.,,. Peaceful w ith the Blessing to this Population i n the Family of the Netherlands Antilles.' ***** %  %  t "' • Speech Bv Deputy JULI..N P. C0NN5R 8f St. Maarten ~t THE NETHERLANDS .fIHDW..RD ISLANDS HISTORICAL D~Y tt Celebration %  O n Nov. 9. 1963. At The N.J.I.W.d-01ub San Nicolas,, -ruba. It is Indeed a grsat pleasure for me to, he here present, with you to-' night. I first wish to thank the ..officers and th. members of the association for their kind invitation,, to the,government of St* ,Kaart3tt,to' send a representative of-the island to Irvba for th$ commemoration of-' this', truly grejert.;,event on the pages of history. And how I-muflt express to you the^'kihdest and most personal greetings and best wishes from all the people 1 of St. Maarten. • ;i Some 4?0' years ago a daring navigator called* Christopher Columbus' discovered the Windward Islands, including St. Mafcrten, Saba and St. Eustatius.' n 'jl2 chest swells with pride at the thought, for thanks to that-day I was born in St. Maarten. And I am sure tonight many, of you here whd



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-—— •JIND7/.RD ISLuHD s' QPTWTftw -.' S^TURD-Y N OV. 23. jQ^ discovered I aay and by len wSose 1^'P^ H? S a fu rediscoverGd Re Christopher Columbus. FoV?th4 Irr £~ „E Sher than wer e those <* the betterment, th? m p vLoJt ^! ?hct !" ? constantly fighting for ings, their fellow island's?^ It was tf tM^J? 9 J th9lr fellow be democratlc government that beautifS! J rt r^f t t ln0 ,J m ? er thls d3v ted San her long tedious journey UP t£ Ail? S?^? 1 1U J le St Garten betime that St. Maarten gopher first 1*IL ? pr ? 8 fJ"y It was at this that great rediscovered*? the^arSfgl ^fchfu^Sh S? d aincG gator and representative of thf7ir£iiX 4 l t M 1 e y e£ of our naviCouncil of the Netherlands .nUllcs Mr G? !" ?r V? h th JfS i3la tive islands have continued to progress VltoLv wf h v at ? 9y + the Windward one of the nicest airoort ? MS!. ? \JrTS? have almo st completed not to mention the huglprol !" o f Se ?cn^^ USh ? Ut thQ Carlb ^an; build and operatebusiness eS?SS5i 2 qU J rl ^ aakin S Permission to some of the finest arti^L ?wh? is es -.J n S S' fc ^en. Stores with now established ?n tt. Ka ?teS KilJo^V* ^ bGSt Pric9S are tend that we are now comoletin* thr J?S ? r6 -, b aa f roWn to such an ex a section of the Salted solh.*t r>coS?£ £?* f ?f th \ f illin £ of St. Maarten can contlnSe to grow P continue to build and tiSS| ^lli^rL?ae re SouiJS 2S?S U Jri thS lsland p — Christmas tree lights on the 25th S? Si K @ able t awl tch on their and very soon in eve?, corner of the land IrZl ^^l 6 6 in the ** up the receiver of their aStom^tlo tri^S peopl f "J 1 } De ab l s to pidfren a great pEo.*L, I great""""!. '?£.£',£* """ "" th ir hlU j 000000000OOOOOOOOO000000000 : Address by Mr. Elias J. Morkos, Lt. Governor of Bonaire Socr?f hf f t T, l3t hU5trm f the Netherlands Antilles Spearfishing and Trolling Tournament"heId at Bonaire ( Nov. 14 17. 1Q6? ) ^Bh^^SSi^JS, 11 ? ^i fi11 7 plaaSant dut t0 "!• our BonaiS. Kso lefy much annr^,?*? 9 f th S In ^ l5r Gov ^nment oT invitation oftJiToS? o2£it?iL^W^^ 6 respons6 to the Milestone in wh^we^ w"£ b^ml ^^o^^o^tAe^abirL^ I



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3 A ^ OPINION AMOB ET LABOR MHIA YllCIf T^^rTLABOuTcoggirm l^ SATUR D A Y NOVEMBER g_x 19 g ^ Vol. 5 No. 21 Price Pis. 0.25 Little 2-ils8 Jaqueline Suarez presented the wife of Minister J.R. BeauJon with flowers, at the celebration of the 470th. anniversary of the discovery of the Netherlands Windward Islands at the N.w.I.tf.A.-Club at 3an Nicolas, Aruba on Saturday Nov. 9, 1963. In Photo: Mrs. Beaujon receives flowers from little Kiss Suarez, while H.E. Min, ister J.R. Beaujon and Miss I Lolita Suson look on. ? %  -•—-;—_ Netherlands Windward Islands Historical Day Celebration At The N.tf.I.vr.i.-Club San Nicolas, Aruba on Nov. 9, 1963, Smashing Suoceas. W766



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'' %  : %  %  WIND : i.'.3D ISLANDS' OPINION SAtUIlDA..Y NOVJ 23. 19S\ brations during many years of tournaments to Dome. The first tournament happened to have been held in Bonaire also. For those who have not been aware of the abovementioned facts, the information.given might hrve sounded just interesting but for Bonaire it contains challenge in a way that will enable veteran participants and new. participants to judgethis fifth encounter worthy of any one before if not more, The three days lying ahead must be lying behind before credits can justly be awarded or denied, because only then it will be possible to see in howf^r Mr. Toon Abraham,and the active group of ladies'and sentleraen who teemed up to' work for their island managed'to attain the results they have been toiling for so hard during so many weeks. ;.s far :s I am concerned, though and I hope more people share my point of view, a word of gratitude to Mr. Toon Abraham and ell the fine people who participated in the activities of the committee is due right at this moment. In the Bame of the island government I express sincere gratitude for the Job done so far and along with you I confidently look forward to" satisfactory results of same. We are grateful also to Messrs. James Leander, chairman of the Central Committee and Sdsel' Jesurum of same Committee for all their valuable assistance rendered to the loci organizing group. Lt your arrival you drove past many flags placed in salute to all of you. T he red white and blue flag symbolises a welcome to an intergral part of the Netherlands Kingdom. The red, white and blue set in crosswise pattern and sporting; six stars fly there to stress the fact that this integral part (The Netherlands Antilles] is autonomous and equal to the other parts, tlow, one of the six stars symbollsee the island territory of Bonaire. You ciffht have failed to notice this fact but it looks to us as if this particular star has been shining nore brightly these days. Reason iej we are so proud to have you here.. Thanks for coming. 00000OO00000 SPEECH OF THE LT. GOVERNOR JJ. BEAUJON ST. MAARTEN DAY 1965 Honourable Prefet, Honourable Maire of St. Martin, Honourable Representa' tives of the Legislature of Guadeloupe, of the Netherlands Antilles and of St. Maarten, Honourable Representatives of the Executive and Judicial power's and the Clergy and'the Military, Invited gussts, People of St. Maartent It is my duty this year to welocoe you all here and to thank you for accepting and complying -with the invitation to be here. The initiative of the Maire of St. Martin, Dr. Petit, to come together each year at this place, on this place, on this memorable interna-' tional and national day of St. Maarten, ha-now become a tradition that me, St. Maartoners., would not like to miaa anymore. There are many memorial and anniver-' sary day3 on both parts of St. Maarten, still I belive that this joint celebration, based chiefly on the unity of St. Maarten } on the demre to assist eabh other, to express our feelings of friendship and cur willingness to help each" other, to openly profess and renew our ancient contract of cooperation and tolerance of 1548, is the oulminating point,' the greatest feast that you free people of St. Maarten, can celebrate. Therefore let there again be joy and rejoioir-g in our hearts today. Let us forget tho daily worries and cares and let us all oelebrateeach in his owl circle groupand be joyfull. With this greeting, I bid you all heartily welcome on tris St. Maarten Day* On this day we commemorate, along with the unity I just mentioned, of course the discovery of St. Maarten by Christopher Columbus. There is no need for me to relate his history. This is too well known.'Colunbus, on board of his little ship, -discovers St. Maarten on the lj.th day of November 1493. He looks at hi 3 calender and sees that'it is the day of Saint Martin of Tours, qnd names this Island accordingly. What Columbus could not know is that, just like the Knight Martin shared his ooat with the needy beggar, two centuries later, intelligent people would also share the Island in two and live in peace with each other to this day, and also in the future. Recently we were visited here by men*



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LABOUR COMQUBR ALL THtHOS" SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21. IQA^ Vol. 5 No. 21 Price Pis. 0,25 Little Miss Jaqueline Suarez presented the wife of Minister J.R. Beaujon with flowers, at the celebration of the 470th. anni" versary of the discovery of the Netherlands Windward Islands at the N.W.I.tf.A.-Club M at 3an Nicolas, Aruba on £^ Saturday Nov. 9, 1963. In Photo: Mrs. Beaujon receives flowers from little Miss Suarez, while H.E. Min. ister J.R. Beaujon and Miss Lollta Suson look on. Netherlands Windward Islands Historical Day Celebration At The N.tf.I.W.A.-Club a&n Nicolas, Aruba on Nov. 9, 1963, Smashing Suocess.



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WBJDWAKD ISLANDS' OPINION .i SATURDAY NOV. 23. 1963 bers of the European Parliament, and ai this occasion, in the presence of representatives of both Frenohand Netherlands Antillian St. Maarten, I made a speech wherein I set St. Maarten to these important and distinguished guests as an example of the ideals, that the old Europe now in her strivte for unity and blotting out of borders, is trying to accomplish. I can assure you that these parliament members were quit*.'Impressed by what'our humble people show the world* No plan, no ideal, but a faoti" It oan be done. May we remain inspired Tjith this good example and may we always 5 understand that this is work for' humanity and that we must carry this on; that wg have obligations to the future, just like our forefathers roalised when they gave us this heritage, unviolated. In the material sector, whioh wo allow to pass in review eaoh year on this dayy we may see great improvements, especially on the Netherlands Antillian part of the island. Here also can bo stressed that this came about by good understanding and close cooperation^, along witTTeupp ort and aid froftfTfiS* Motherland and .Federal;'''" Government. Plona, 4 and visions which were brought to you a year ago has bow been realised. New ones are on the planning boards, or taking roots in our minds. The new airfield is nowr.in use. We have" our automatic 'telephone, tho pier is far advance, the terminal building -is nearing its completion, the Fishing Industry is a faot, and many .hotel rooms have been built. Today again we look toward the radiant horizon of St. Maarten. French plans for many essential projects are being seriously taking in hand, while-it may not be too long before the execution of the many projects in connection with the ten year plan and tho European Common Market help for the Windward Islands come into effect. The year 1964 will bo mark-: ed with hotel construction and I expeot in that year a commencement will be made with much deligenoe for the oonstmotion of 200 hotel rooms for this island. This implies work for everyone, this gives us the means to obtain the essential and useful necessities of life, the mercrhatLs will be paid, which means the Government .' %  will receive revenue and oan use this money for the interest of the .community• The oirole is then olosed, andythe-people will be contented. -Jti> i.,.: The Government not only supports the' material we If are of the Island St. ; Maar-, ten, but also to the education of the .„, youth, the future of tomorrow, very much attention is paid. Prcn the MULO schools here many pupils have graduated again. Many have obtained Government scholarships to further their Stud ies in Holland. Other pupils, financially aided by the Insular Government are following trade schools elsewhere in the Netherlands Antilles. As if to crown our work, we were able to see the return from Holland to St. Maarten this year of two pupils, now armed with diplomas, now oertified youth educators. The circle is olosed again.' Children are educated, leave home, receive further studies obroard, return to their birthplAoo to prepare the following generation for this same oyole oourse. Indeed, people of' St. Maarten, materially and morally^ you are priviledged and I am very happy on this glorious St. Maarten Day to congratulate you. The future is bright, the necessary support of the Motherland^o^-the Federal" Govermentf^'orthe la st injection; for the last great push, is. settled, and although this may sound very daring, allow me to say that if we oontinue with this some tempo, if we oontinue with this same cooperation St. Maarten will soon be self-supporting and h ereby relieve the Federal Government of' the heavy burden she now bears. Again I stress, that this will only be possible if the means are not withheld from us now and if we use the instruments offered to us in the same manner wa have used them up to now. Namely in close cooperation with each other, with one aim, ST. MAARTEN SEW SUPPORTING, St. Maarton-happy and content. On this happy day,' I oall on all of you to do your utraost, to realise this fact. What I have just said is hot a wish for only the Netherlands Antillian part of St. Maarten,. but "'. for the whole of St. Maarten. See for yourselves how many of our Northern neighbours have found employment with us, already are helping us to achieve our goal, and know and assure yourselves that my words end my hopes are meant for all St. Ma artenej*8. St. Maarten day, for St. Maarten a day of unity within differenoy.' Difference in Nationality, in race, in belief, in morals, in manners ond ous-' toms, yos even in'thoughts and aotions, but united as one, holding dear the ground, where onoe our cradle stood. St. Maarten Day, no day of oares and worries but a day. of publio,,testimony a day of thanksgiving from all to all



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" %  ftDflKvAHD ISLANDS' OPINTOW S*TOIffiiriY NOV. 23. 1963 j ; % %  PPHQL 3HHI DO YOUR CAB 'OR FURNITURE NEED 'UPHOLSTERING? Then see VICTOR BELL in Cole Bay Regardless of the oondition of your oar seats or roof .and the oondition of your f U fS^i* B i:J iBLL wil1 EiTe y u a first class job. Whatever your upholstery needs are lust oontaot VICTOR BELL. Have your oar seats and furniture looking new for CHRISTMAS All work i a done at REASONABLE PRICES. VICTOR BiiLL Cole Bay 43 beans in ev ery cup... NESCAFE ST. MaAHTB N IBSTIVAL A STirrrag The "St. Maarten Festival" Nov. 8 11, was a great success. The "St Maarten Festival" was organiaed by a group of young people under the able leadership of Mr. Arnold Scott, President, other members of the group were A. Milton, Vice President, K. V/ilson, Secretary, J. Lynch Treasurer and H.' Scott, F. Samson, g. Griffith and Mrs. M. Richardson, members. stedband, the "Sharpshooters" from Philipsburg anc the "Bebels" from.Nevis..At midnight It was announced that Miss Irma Abdul Hamid, had been elected "Festival Queen 1963" by popular votes, the first runner-up was Miss Elvia Cox of French >uarter and second runner-up was Miss Irene Lake of Philipsburg. Oh Sunday November lu, at 6 p.m. the calypso contest (calypso tent) was held at the "Festival Village". The Mighty Viking of Sucker Garden, was crowned "Ling Calypso 1963" and his rendition of "Exceptional" also won for him the title of; "King of itoad March 1963", Lord Protector, of Fhilipsburg, Fats Domino of .Philipsburg and Lord ISsso of Grand Case were 3rd., 4th. and**5th. respectively. At the-enff of-"the "Calypso j contest Miss Inna Abdul Eamid j was crcvned "Festival Queen 1963". On Monday November 11, at 1:20 p.m. a parade led.'.by the "Festival Queen" and "Prince Teen Age Crush"!, (l/. "Boedie" de Vteever) in a convertable was started at the foot of Fort William (The, Fort Hill) anc enled at the "Festival Village" via the F r ontstreet, "Head-| of-the-town" and the Backstreet The parade lasted 3 hours and 20 minutes %  ~ "?" i/utr res val Village", at Cul-de-Sac on Friday evening with Steelband competition and hundreds of people from all sections of the island turned out for the occasion. The pr.zes were won by: the "Shareshooters" of Philipsburg, 1st. Prize, the "Rebels" from,Nevis, 2nd. Prize and the "Invaders" from Marigot 3rd. Prize. Due to heavy rainfall, "Calypso tent" which had been scheduled for the same evening had to be postponed until Sunday afternoon. On Saturday Nov. 9, at 5 p,m. The Martians' entertained the crowd with football from Space at the "Festival Village" and from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. a well attended costume Ball was .held at +< I i^L* BaDCh at CuH*>-Sac; an estimated 300 persons attended this dance and music was supplied by two Prizes were awarded to the follwwing troupes: "Feast of the Astex" of Philipsburg, with Miss Myrtle F r iday as Queen, 1st. Prize, "Young and S rong" of Philipsburg, 2nd. Prize, "Lost Comanches" 3rd. Prize, "The Clowns" 4th. Prize and "The Bats" of French Quarter 5th. Prize. The entire isLmd enjoyed the "festival "and many perse as who had not taken part ic it, regretod am! desidec th. at they will take part next year. The "Festival Coniiittee" worked very hard and their labo; r was not in vain because people are a till talking how naee the Festival waa. The Wind ard Islands Opinion congratulate the organizers nd hopes that they will endeavour to uake the Festival ar annual event.. oooooodOOOOOooooooo


LABOUR COMQUBR ALL THtHOS"
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21. IQA^
Vol. 5 No. 21
Price Pis. 0,25
Little Miss Jaqueline
Suarez presented the wife
of Minister J.R. Beaujon
with flowers, at the cele-
bration of the 470th. anni- "
versary of the discovery of
the Netherlands Windward Is-
lands at the N.W.I.tf.A.-Club M
at 3an Nicolas, Aruba on ^
Saturday Nov. 9, 1963.
In Photo: Mrs. Beaujon re-
ceives flowers from little
Miss Suarez, while H.E. Min-
. ister J.R. Beaujon and Miss
Lollta Suson look on.
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Netherlands Windward Islands
Historical Day Celebration
At The N.tf.I.W.A.-Club a&n
Nicolas, Aruba on Nov. 9,
1963, Smashing Suocess.



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WIND'-VARD.ISLANDS' OPINION....... %  %  -1 2" SATURDAY NOV. 23, 1963 % about 6 a.m. for the fishing grounds anc* returned'at 3:15 p.m. Again their I) were weighed by the judges and wheri'th.. final .result was uade known it was the, U.S.A. teau and not the tean f^obi .Guadeloupe., as many had expected, who was in first place. The tournament had been won by Guadeloupe in 1980 and 1961. The St. Maarten tean ended in 8th. place. F I N A L RESULTS Country Points Prize U.S.A. 2698.80 1st. Guadeloupe 2465.56 2nd. Martinique 1436.— 3rd. Aruba 1425.60 4th. Curasao 1204.40 5th. Jamaica 1044.40 6th. St. Thomas 887.— 7 th. St. fiaarten 798.— 8th. Bonaire 778.— 9th. Co lombia 344.40 10th. Trinidad 335.20 11th. Barbados 242.50 12th. Panama 187.20 13th. Puerto Rico 113.— 14th. The prizes were distributed by Dr. Bebrot, Governor of the Netherlands An tilles. St. Maarten was represented by Maurice Lake, (Capt.) Calvin Holm and Rigoberto Wyatt; also present from St. Maarten were: Lt. Governor J.j. BeagtJ,6h, member of the Central Committee (Arrived Saturday Nov. 16), Mr. Clem Labega, Head of theSt. Maarten Tourist Bureau and a member of the Central Comiittee and Mr. J.H. Lake,Sr. Editor of the Windr/ard .Islands' Opinion. BLUE B A N 1) HOLLAND'S B.ST FATJL T it A. F E I C ACC IDIOT Mr. J E B E 1! I A H JOSEPH WHITE died in a traffic accident on Tuesday afternnon. According to reports JEREUIAK JOSEiH WHITE, born at Antigua August 1, 1933 and residing on the island si.nce August 31, 1962 fell frxi the back of an open dump-truck which was taking Him IS one from his work and died on tl.o spot. It is reported that the deceased was the only English speaking person on the dump-truck along with other Guadeloupeans The driver was also a Guadeloupeean. The accident occurred a* one of the curves between the road leading to the Coconut Grove and French Culde-Sac. The funeral of th. deceased took place at Marigot on Wednesday afternoon and a number of people from different parts of the island turned out to pay their last respects to the memory of JEiiSUlAH JOSEPH -./LITE, who had many friends here. To the bereaved relatives we extend our sincere sympathy. V /' R^SIIL'OT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED TH*; NEWS OF TI! : ASSASSINATION CF THE PR5IEJOT OF THE UNTIED STATES OF AURIGA, MR. JOHN F. KENNEDY REACHED US iT 3:15 P.M. HE HAS SLOT IN THE TEMPLE AS HE DROVE IN A MOTORCADE IN DOM T0Y.N DALLAS, TEXAS, AND DLJD ABOUT 25 HINUTES LATER OF ft GUNSHOT WOUND IN THE B&.IN. Ti E NEWS OF HIS D'.^.TE '.'AS A GREAT SUoCK TO THE 1H&JLE OF THIS ISLAND AND SOtvl mm SUED TEARS AT IRS NSUS. PRESxDEiJT iLlilJIX Vt/vLTHE BEST KNoWN AN MOST i OPULAR rRESILEWT OF THE UNITED STATES EVEit, AhCNG THE PEOPLE HERE HIS COUICAGEOUS STAND IN THE FIGHT FOE CIVIL RIGHTS, ENDEARED HIM TC THE Ei.RTS OF iviNY ANE HIS D&.TH IS NOT ONLY A GR'iiT LCoS TO THE 1EOPLE AND NATION WHICH HE SO ABLY RE' PRESENTED, BUT TO TE : ENTIRE FREE WORLD. • E VA3 Big YIUJGEST iJAN EVER TO BECGH3 PRESIDENT OF |BS UNITED STATES AND T* 3 FIRST ROMAN CATHOLIC TO FILL Ti r IC HIGH OFFICE. 'G VISE TO CONVEY OUR DE.-IFEST SYMPAE Y TO BIS CONSUL GENERAL OF ffig UNITED STATES AT VILLEMSTAD, CURUCAO, AND KINDLY ASK HIM TO TIANSMIT OUR SINCERE CJJD; LENCES TO i,!RS. HEW* JHf, TO PRESIDENT J0LNS6N, TO THE OTHER kEiaBERS OF EE3 EJIILY OF THE LATE PRESIDENT AND TO ALL AMERICNS LIVING IN TEg NETHER' LANDS ANTILLES. ** %  c oodocoo %  -iJi"? o • %  • .. • %  %  •' 0 • o .:• %  •'• 0



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' % %  %  8 T* M A ART EN HARBOUR & TRANSPORTATION C Q R P c N V PHILIPS URG gP. MAARIEN REPRESENTATIVE OFi ROYAL NETHERLANDS STEAMSHIP 00. (fortnightly direct service, frau Ew-ope) "ATLANTIC LINES" (monthly direot service from New Yoik and Miami). ms. "ANTILLA" In order to improve our service to parties receiving cargoes per one of the above steamship companies or any other steamship company represented by us the following system of delivery of oargoes to consignees has been established as from November 1st*, I963i 1* Present documents giving you title to the cargo in question in our office in Philipsburg* (Original bill of lading or Bank.Delivery Order) •:" '. 2. In oar office you'will receive a white and a red delivery-slip, against which cargo will be delivered .to you on the pier. The white slip, has to be signed by you and will serve as our. receipt, together with all,your remarks. The red slip is yours and may be used for your purposes, such as claiming damages and shortages noted thereon, etc* i^ 3. Tfhen you cannot come yourself to take delivery of the cargo, yoirr representative, for instance your truck-driver, besides the documents men? tioned above, must'present a written authorisation signed by you, and au-thorizing him to take delivery of the cargo on your behalf* Such authorizations can be obtained'in our office* Please note that exceptions on the above rules will not be allowed. Ifith your ooperation, we are sure the above enuaarated system will prove to be asuboess, and will help us to. reduce shortages and damages to caigo, while wrongful "deliveries,should also be a thing of the past, in the interest of all parties receiving cargoes* !i:.



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/>•' %  WIUD-ASt ISLANDS' OPINION 8 SATURDAY NOV. 23. 19 63 — F > .\ for-the fact, that we, as people can live together, can have understanding for each other and can tolerate and share what there may he to share. St. Maarten day, day of the ideals, of the hope} of the future, of the stimulant, day of joy as it is evident again that the seed, so carefully planted shall grow, and shall bloom and bare much fruit, for, the welfare and for the truimp of this people of St. Maarten. Therefore we have a St. Maarten day and therefore we celebrate this da$ today, free Antillian and free French people of St. Maarten. We celebrate this day in our hearts as well as publicly. I*, will now come to the end, wishing you all a pleasant day and also in the name. 6f my Government, I van again give you the assurance, especially to the French people, that our people feel united as. one with all French people of St. Maarten, and That we pray that this unity and this great bond shall continue forevermore. LONG LIVE FRANCS. LONG LIwE OUR KINGDOM. LONG LIVE TTui NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. AND LONG LIVE OUR BELOVED sfc MAARTEN. THE SIEECH OF Tnii SOUS I-REFECT OF ST. MAAHTEN, MS. S. TI.IRIOUX ON ST f MARTIN'S DAY 1963 WILL BE IUBLISHED IN OUR NEXT ISSUE. oooooOOOooooo D A N C 0 V. : 1 Lbs makes 3 Ltr of Milk EDITORIALS (Continued from page 3) proper seating accomodations. And the only way to stop this, in our pinion, is by introducing adequate laws to protect the workers from being exposed to this tjrpe of danger. On Wednesday afternoon, while people were leaving town to attend the funeral of Jeremiah Joseph White, we say'a 3/4ton pick-up loaded with 19 workers of Van der Kwast Construction o. on the back. There was not a single seat on this pickup, and the 19 workers were packed like sardines some were sitting on $,he end of the railing while others were sitting on the floor of the back of the pick-up. We are sure tLat Van der Kwast couldnot transport workers in this manner at Curacao. Then why should he be permitted to do so here., Any morning between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and. 8 a.m. one can see Government workers as well as other workers being transported to work on open dump-trucks and pick-ups, without any seating,accomodations. This is undoubtedly a very dangerous and unsafe practice which has already caused the death of two workers. We would therefore once more make a strong appeal to our own local government to take the initiative in this matter; by f irst ; equiping its dump-trucks which are used for transporting workers, with adequate seating accomodations and second by introducing a law which will make it compulsory for any vehicle transporting workers to have proper and safe seating accomodations. And please do no.t wait until another worker is killed before something is (•one about this unsafe condition. 0000000000 MODERN SPORT PARK 'we were iufjuaedtp & reliable nmwm that Mr. Claude T/athey, Representative ef the Windward Islands in the States (Legislative Councff) of the Netherlands Antilles has proposed to have a Spoft Park built as soon as the first section of the Salt Pond has been fill* •ed. According to cur information if the proposal is accepted, a modern Sport Park with all facilities,(toilets, showers, stands, and an area large enough to accomodate all types of outdoor sports) will be the first major project to be constructed on the gee: tion of the Salt Pond which is to be filled. When one considers the important role which sports play in assisting the Youth of today in becoming good citizens to-morrow, and when we realise that with all the material improvements which are being made on this island, very little or nothing is bein£, done to assist our youth We ahoulci appreciate the proposal made by Representative ''athey. The field at Cul-de-Sac which has be.-n used by our s ; ortsmen here as a playing field may soon be sold and this would mean that there would be no place for sports We therefore commend Claude ,/athey on his worthy proposal and express the hope that he will use all his influence anc stick to his "guns" on this project as he had done in the past on other projects oooooeoooooeepeeoe* ^MMisliJ



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WI NDWARD ISLANDS' GrINI OK J THE WIND AIQ) ISLANDS' OPINION Is published every Saturday It was established by J.H. Lake,Sr. on July 1, 1959 as a means of helping to improve the social, economic, educational and political conditions of the Y/indward Islands by advocating against the cause of injustice and oppression. EDITOR DUTCH SECTION: J.H. Lake.Sr. P.O. Box 22 Philipsburg, St. Maarten, N.A. ilDIT OR KIEHCL' SI2CTICN; Mrs. B. Morales, Marigot, St. Martin, P.W.I. Printers: The People's Printery Tamarindesteeg No. 8 Philipsburg. SATURDAY NlV. 23, 1963 L U X sweet soap, yours truly WINDWARD ISLAND3.HS El ARUBA CSLSBSATE piscoyaaf DAY LA BIG WAY The Windward Islander Community of Aruba celebrated the 47Cth anniversary of the discovery of the Windward Islands in a big way anr with great enthusiasm on Saturday November 9, 1963. The N.W.I.W.A.-Club at San Nicolas was much too small for the estimated 15C0 persons who turned out for the occasion. Many were forced to stay in the patios of the Club anc; so:tae even load to stay in the street infront of the Club. His Execellency iiJ.O. Petironia, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands Antilles, who represented Dr. N. Debrot, governor of the Netherlands Antilles, in J his speech said among other things, that the Windward Islanders fonn an important part of the Aruban Community and he stressed that the occasion vas not only a Windward Islands celebration but one of the entire Antilles. "We are one people, with one flag and one nationality", he said, (see complete text of Minister Petronia speech on pa^e 4). Among the many distinguished guests who attended the celebration were: His Execellency E.G. Petronia, Minister of Finance, Eis Execellency and Mrs. J.H. Beaujon, Minister of Communication and Transportation, Dr. Gustavo Cduber, Deputy of Aruba, Mr. Julian Conner, Deputy of St. Maarten, Mr. Vincent Lopes, Deputy of St. Eustutius, Mr. Max Nicholson, Deputy of Saba, Rev. Father van Baars, Roman Catholic Priest, Rev. J.G. E. Martin, Mttbcdist minister, Mr. Clinton Whitfield of the Chamber of Commerce of Aruba, Islandcouncil members of Aruba Leo Chance and W.C. Anslijn, Sub-Inspector of Police, Mr. J.H. Lake, Sr., Editor of ths Windward Islands' Opinion, Mr. L. Guy, delegate of the P.M.I.A. and Mr. iilias Richardson, delegate of the C.B.I. A. After the Wilhelaiaa (National Anthem) was played by Miss Larmonie on the piano, Mr. J.W„ Thompson, President of the N.W.I.Y/.A. in well chosen words welcomed all present and explained the purpose of the celebration. He pointed out how the Association was founded in 1944, and how throughout the years it has striven to uaite all Windward Islanders residing in Aruba. He appealed to all Y/indward Islanders not to consider themselves Sabans, SoU.ti.uns, or St. Maartener, but as Windward Islanders -And as Y/indward Islanders to unite together under the banners of the Netherlands Windward Islande Welfare Association (N.W.I.W.A.). Minister Petronia was next to speak, and he extended congratulation and best wishes from the Governor who regreted much that due to certnin circumstances he was unable to be piesent. At tb= end of Minister Petronia'. } speech which was well delivered,little liiss Jacqueline Suarez presented Mrs. 7.R. Beaujon, wife of Minister J.R. Leaujon with flowers. A prggram of music anr dance typical of each of the isla.ids, and a historical sketch of each of the islands followed. First speaker was Mr. Clinton Whitn