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  • HARBOR VIEW---On Monday, November 28th, 2016, the Chairwoman O. Bryson-Pantophlet presented 2015 SER year report to His Excellency the Governor drs. E. Holiday.

  • HARBOR VIEW---On Wednesday, November 23th, 2016, the Representative of the Netherlands in Sint Maarten, Mr. Chris Johnson met with SER.

  • 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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SER presents 2015 annual report to Governor Holiday

 from left to right SER chairwoman Mrs. Oldine Bryson-Pantophlet and his Excellency, the Governor, drs. E. Holiday.​

HARBOR VIEW--- On Monday, November 28th 2016 the 2015 annual report of the Social Economic Council (SER) was presented to his Excellency, the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. E. Holiday.  
The Governor met with the chairwoman of the SER, Mrs. O. Bryson-Pantophlet at his offices at Harbor View.

The 2015 annual report covers an overview of the activities of the social economic council in its fourth operational year. During the presentation of the report, the chairwoman gave the Governor a summary of the advices carried out in the preceding year. In addition the annual report highlights the achievements and future plans of the SER.

As an advisory and consultative body of employers' representatives, union representatives and independent experts, the Social and Economic Council aims to help create social consensus on  socio-economic issues. The SER’s advice is guided by the objective of social prosperity in its widest sense. This includes not only material progress i.e., increased affluence and production, but also social progress i.e., improved welfare and social cohesion.

This report represents the fourth annual report of the SER since its establishment on May 1, 2011.
The annual report is published in English and will be made available to the general public on the website of the SER (

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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.