PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce donated to the St. Joseph School Choir. The St. Joseph School Choir was chosen by the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce as the recipient of this donation, in appreciation of its participation in COCI events and in support of its contributions to the community of St. Maarten. This choir not only brings joy, but showcases the youth of St. Maarten in such a powerful and positive way. The President of COCI was quoted saying: “This choir is simply amazing and the joy it brings is throughout the Island. I was so proud of their performance during the launch of “St. Maarten Flip Flops Walking Forward Together” on the French side of the Island. Representing the country is such a powerful way by our youngest residents.”. The donation was presented by Mr. Anastacio Baker (Vice-President) to Ms. Blondell (Choir coordinator) and Ms. Hodge (Secretary) on January 16th. In the words of Mr. Baker: “The youth is the future of St. Maarten, and the importance of the arts to enhance lives and power the youth is a combination of unmistakable importance to this country’s further and future development. This is what St. Maarten is about and what makes us a force to be reckoned with.”.