Oranjestad, St. Eustatius- As is customary during Statia Day Celebrations, this year there were various recipients of a Gold Rock League of Merit medal for outstanding achievement for the Statian Community.
Hilda Berkel received the Medal of Outstanding Contribution to Society. Esmond Hook was awarded with the Medal of Extra Ordinary Achievement. Althea Merkman was awarded the Medal of Exceptional Contribution to Society. Mary Busby received the Medal of Outstanding Contribution.
“With this award your outstanding contribution to Society is recognized”, said Government Commissioner Marnix van Rij at the beginning of the ceremony.