Sint Maarten Library distributes 700 copies of the “Caribbean Think Book” acknowledging the National Observation on May 4 and 5, 2023.

January 13, 2023 1:19 pm

The Sint Maarten Library in preparation for the Memorial and Liberation Day joins the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean countries to commemorate and reflect on World War II by distributing over 700 copies of the “Caribbean Think Book” to all primary School Students of group 7.

Since 2018, the National Committee May 4 and 5 sends educational material for each student individually to have a personal copy of the “Caribbean Think Book”.

The National Committee offers instruction books for teachers to guide their students in introducing the local history and the role that the Dutch Caribbean played during the aforementioned war.

The “Caribbean Think Book” covers what happened in the Dutch Caribbean Countries and what were their consequences. Sint Maarten’s Students are challenged to reflect on the true meaning of freedom caused by the May 4 and 5 liberations.

The distribution of the “Caribbean Think Book” will take place from Monday, January 16 through January 20, 2023, during the morning hours to all primary schools.

The books serve as a precursor and preparation for the National Observation to May 4 and 5, 2023, Memorial and Liberation Day of the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean Countries being freed from the Nazi (Germany) occupation after World War II.