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  • HARBOR VIEW---The Social Economic Council (SER) celebrated its 5th anniversary on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The board was appointed on May 1st, 2011 and therefore celebrated its 5th anniversary this year.

  • HARBOR VIEW---On Tuesday, May 17th Chairman of SER Surinam, Ferdinand Welzijn visited his counterpart Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet

  • HARBOR VIEW---On behalf of the SER board, the SG donated two used laptops to representatives of the Hope Outreach Foster Care Foundation.

  • / Sharon Arnell / — March 15, 2016

    HARBOR VIEW---As of March 1st, 2016, Sharon Arnell became the Senior policy advisor of the Social Economic Council (SER).

  • Harbor View--The University of St. Martin in collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands provided the SER board with a two day training on Human rights. Professor O. Becerra of USM during his presentation.

  • / SER internship / — February 08, 2016

    HARBOR VIEW-- Ms. Zusanna Leutscher, is currently doing her internship at the SER. Ms. Leutscher is a law student from the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam.

  • HARBOR VIEW----In a small ceremony on Thursday, December 10, surrounded by family and friends the Social Economic Council (SER) bid farewell to Mrs. Elaine Gumbs-Vlaun.

  • / SER most valuable members 2015. / — December 10, 2015

    HARBOR VIEW---At the end of a productive year of activities, the Social Economic Council (SER) this week distinguished two members from their midst as ‘most valuable member’ and substitute member of 2015.

  • / SER USM lecture / — November 10, 2015

    PHILIPSBURG--The topic of “Education as an emancipation tool in a hospitality-based island” was discussed at a lecture on Tuesday evening, hosted by the Social Economic Council SER in collaboration with the University of St. Martin (USM).

  • The HAGUE---On Thursday, October 29th Dutch SER Chairwoman, Mariëtte Hamer received SER Sint Maarten’s 2014 annual report.

  • The Hague--- From October 29th - 30th 2015, the Social Economic Council (SER) Sint Maarten took part in an International Conference entitled: “Promoting Workplace Compliance"

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Welcome to the Website of the Social Economic Council of Sint Maarten

On the 10th of October 2010, Sint Maarten became an independent democratic country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. A democratic country needs checks and balances to ensure good governance. Therefore, a number of advisory boards were established of which the Social Economic Council (SER) is one. This website is to inform you what the SER entails and what we do for the people of Sint Maarten.


To objectively advise government towards sustainable development of Sint Maarten. 
To provide strategic advice with content that will change dynamic of policy discussions. To educate the Social Economic Council, board members and staff in order to improve the functioning of the SER. 


To promote sustainable development, with the aim of achieving an improved quality of life for the people of Sint​ Maarten.

Philipsburg, October 2014,

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The Social Economic Council is an independent advisory organization of the country of Sint Maarten. The board consists of three representatives from employers' organizations, three representatives from employees' organizations, and three independent experts.