Minister of Culture Samuel extends condolences on the passing of Lino Hughes
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Minister of Culture Samuel extends condolences on the passing of Lino Hughes

Minister of Culture Hon. Rodolphe Samuel Minister of Culture Hon. Rodolphe Samuel

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The Minister of Culture Hon. Rodolphe Samuel in a press statement on Friday extended his condolence to the family, friend’s, musical supporters, and the artistic community of legendary cultural icon Lino Hughes.

“Mr. Hughes a musical giant from St. Martin has been instrumental in contributing to the musical landscape of St. Martin. He developed a unique and eclectic musical style in its myriad form of fusion and complexity.

“His musical genius and legacy reverberate around this island in the numerous melodies, songs, arrangement, and composition produced. He will be missed, but his legacy has been immortalized in the song ‘St. Martin is my Home.’

“He has gifted the St. Martin people will the rallying cry ‘one island! One people! One destiny!’ reminding us of the unity of our kinship ties that binds us all together with out love for sweet S’Maatin land. Rest well Mr. Hughes you will be missed,” the press statement concludes.

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