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SXM to Say Bon Voyage to Holland-Bound Students Sunday

At SXM Airport’s check-in hall (above) it’s going to be a “Bon Voyage” party for about 30 students—departing the island for tertiary studies in The Netherlands. (SXM file photo)

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (Thursday, July 30, 2015) - For the fourth consecutive year, the Princess Juliana International Airport, SXM, in collaboration with Domino’s Pizza, will be saying “Bon Voyage” to about 30 students who will be departing the island Sunday, August 2, 2015, to further their studies in The Netherlands.

Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, Minister of Education, Sports, Culture & Youth Affairs Rita Bourne-Gumbs, and SXM Airport’s Managing Director Regina LaBega will all address the students before they board the KLM aircraft that will take them to Schiphol, Amsterdam.

During the special send-off, the students, while enjoying pizza and refreshments distributed by Domino’s Pizza, will be entertained by DJ King Kembe and MC Suppa.

They will also receive goodie bags containing SXM branded gift items fit for college-bound students. The airport’s Rescue & Fire Fighting team has prepared a water canon salute for the plane that will be taking the students as a special blessing.

SXM Airport is encouraging family and friends of the students to come and bid them farewell and is offering free parking for this event, which starts at 10 AM on Sunday.