Candidate #5, Beverley D. Gibbs
The youngest of five children, Beverley was born to a father with St. Maarten strength in his veins, and a mother, born of strong Saban pride. Beverley studied and worked in the Netherlands and even contested Municipal Council elections in Amstelveen with the Dutch Labor Party while living there.
Upon her return to the Netherlands Antilles, Beverley worked as Island Secretary for the Island Territory of Saba. While residing in the Netherlands Beverly studied special education at the University of Amsterdam. Later she completed a special training for children with autism at the University of North Carolina. For several years she worked with autistic and special needs children in Sint Maarten and when the institution that she was working for closed its doors due to lack of subsidy Beverley founded the “I Too Can Learn (ITCL) Center” for children diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and Learning Disabilities.
Beverley has dedicated herself to improving the lives of these children and their families for a brighter future. She has decided to run for office again and in so doing make herself available to serve Sint Maarten for a change.