Creative industry in Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten is recognized as regional air transport hub and is a major destination for large cruise ships in the Caribbean. It is known for its casinos, exotic drinks, jewelry and nightlife and largely depends on tourism. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Jorien Wuite organized a Creative Industries Interactive Exchange Forum, CIIEF, on March 21st, 2018 with an aim to encourage and fuel sensitization of the arts as a valuable contributor to the socio-economic sphere as well as to recognize and stimulate the role of the arts in the healing process of the island- especially amongst its young people. Innovation manager Jude Huston confirmed high interest in enhancing creative industry.