Miss Keshia Richards, a young and dynamic former student of the Milton Peters College and no stranger to the Cabinet of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands, achieved her Master’s degree in notary law in late February of 2019 at the Leiden University in Holland. Together with her parents, Miss Richards visited the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten in The Hague, where she informed the Minister of her plans to return to the island to begin her career as a candidate notary at an established firm on the island.
She lived and attended school in the Netherlands for just over 10 years. After 4 years she achieved her bachelors in Groningen at the Hanze Hogeschool, specializing in International Law and Dutch Law. Keshia opted to further her studies at the Leiden University specializing in notary law. After another 4 years she has now graduated with a background in family and succession law with a Master’s Degree.
Despite hardships and at times discouraged, especially after being told that this line of study was not suited for her and that she was not capable enough to see this through, she proved them all wrong after achieving her second bachelors in Notary Law, but can now boast of having completed her Master’s Degree.
The daughter of former lieutenant governor Mr. Franklyn Richards and Mrs Angela Richards through faith and much support from a strong family unit, she was able to succeed. The minister congratulated the parents and commended them for the job they have done in giving Keshia the necessary tools during her upbringing through which she was able to achieve her goals. She further applauded Keshia on her achievements and her decision to return to the island to practice and carry out her duties at home. Sint Maarten is clearly in need of young professionals with law degrees in order to strengthen Sint Maarten professionals in key positions.