I am very sorry to hear that Mrs. Yvette Fleming-Hodge, who was one of our deans and a key figure on our island, passed away at the age of 101.
With her, it's all a part of our collective history that goes away. Ms. Fleming-Hodge has had an exceptionally long and rich life; her life has been fully fulfilled and we can only be proud of her career as a brilliant Saint-Martinoise woman committed with sincerity and love for her territory.
On behalf of the community of Saint-Martin, its elected officials, its staff and our entire population, I extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Fleming-Hodge's family, her children and grandchildren, and to all those who were close to him.
His death is a considerable loss for Saint-Martin, who has never ceased to invest for the radiation of his island, and to act throughout his life for the development of our economy and emancipation of our population.
I have a great admiration for Madame Fleming, she is a great lady who has just left us. But I know that his benevolence will accompany us on the path of the rebirth we all call our wishes.
To Mrs. Yvette Fleming-Hodge whose memory will remain engraved in our hearts.
President of the Territorial Council of Saint Martin