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Police traffic department KPSM are currently investigating a traffic accident that severely injured two persons in Oyster Pond.

oysterpomdaccident18032023PHILIPSBURG:--- On Friday, March 17, 2023, around 5:50 p.m., central dispatch received several reports of an accident in the Oyster-pond area where two persons were seriously injured after being thrown from a four-wheeler.

Police patrol and ambulance personnel were directed to the location on the road leading to Oyster pond.
Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed that the driver of the Quad lost control of the vehicle as they headed toward the Oyster-Pond border. This caused the vehicle to veer all the way to the left and collide with the roadside embankment, causing both passengers to be thrown into the concrete water drain on the side of the road.

Both the passenger and driver were severely injured with injuries to their head and lower body. They were treated at the scene and were subsequently rushed to the St.Maarten Medical center in critical condition. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.


KPSM Press Release.

Community officers are busy with several programs related to youth of St. Maarten .

kpsmyouth18032023PHILIPSBURG:--- Understanding that the youth of St. Maarten is the future, the Police Force of St. Maarten also aims to contribute towards their education and knowledge.

With this as one of KPSM's main guidelines, the community officers paid a visit to the MAC preschool in Philipsburg in connection with "Career Week", during which the children were invited to ask questions to the officers and were also given the opportunity to experience the functioning of the police vehicle.
The community officers have also proceeded with a segment of the Cops& Kids program which is “Life Facts” the past week.
Students from Asha Steven Hill-side school in Cay-Hill were treated to a lecture by Mr. Edsel Gumbs a local businessman who provided insight into his life and conducting business in St. Maarten.
The management team of the St. Maarten police force takes this opportunity to express gratitude to the management of MAC and Asha Stevens for the opportunity and Mr. E. Gumbs for his contribution.



KPSM Press Release.

Causeway Jumps Tonight.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The very first jump-up for the 2023 carnival period will be taking place this evening, March 18, 2023, with the “causeway Jump-up”
Under the given permit, the jump-up will commence at approximately 8:00 p.m. and should end at 1:00 a.m. in the early morning

This event will commence in the vicinity of the Parking-lot in Simpson bay proceeding towards The Cause Way bridge, Union road, and welfare road back to Simpson bay.

Those participating in this and other carnival events should be mindful that the Carnival period is a celebration for the community of St. Maarten, therefore police of St. Maarten request cooperation from all to make these events as trouble-free as possible.

For visitors and individuals residing in the vicinity of Simpson bay and Cole-bay, please note that certain roads will be closed off for the duration of the parade and alternative traffic should be used.

Law enforcement officers are involved to ensure general safety throughout Carnival, not to hamper the Carnival festivities.


KPSM Press Release.

Police Department Announces Temporary Road Closures in Connection with Causeway Jump Up for Saturday evening.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The Police Department of Sint Maarten (KPSM) announces the following temporary road closures in connection with the Causeway Jump Up that is scheduled for Saturday evening, March 18.

Part of the Welfare Road starting from the entrance to Billy Folly Road to the Simpson Bay Bridge, and from the bridge – Airport Road heading in the direction and up to the Simpson Bay Causeway round-a-bout, will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 7:30 pm until the Jump Up passes. Once the Jump Up passes, the road will be reopened.

All vehicular traffic coming from the Airport, and Maho will have to use the Causeway Bridge to go to Cole Bay, French side and other destinations during this period.

The Causeway Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 8:00pm until the Jump Up clears the bridge heading into Cole Bay.

At 8:30pm the Causeway Bridge Round-a-bout in Cole Bay will be closed to all vehicular traffic coming from the French side and Cole Bay. The Union Road and all alleyways will be temporarily closed until the Jump Up passes.

All roads will be re-opened once the Jump Up passes.

KPSM is seeking the cooperation of all road users during the temporary road closures.

A large number of Police will be assisting with the safe passage of the Jump Up and to ensure public safety along the route.

My Study or Career, My Choice: Careers You Didn’t Know About That Make Bank” March 23rd

PHILIPSBURG:--- Student Support Services Division (SSSD) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport is organizing a free workshop entitled “My Study, My Choice: Careers You Didn’t Know About That Make Bank.”
This workshop will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, in the meeting room on the first floor of the Government Administration Building from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
The aim of this workshop is to ensure that students attending will receive information on how to prepare for the career that they want, but also names of careers they did not know about but could potentially interest them. Students will also be introduced to careers that have higher earning potential and what factors they should consider before pursuing a career or study. Alongside this information, students will also learn what educational or skills requirements are needed for the career of their choice.
This workshop is geared towards students who are recent or soon-to-be graduates of secondary school who are interested in planning for their careers. Aspects such as length of training or study will be discussed as well as tips for finding out if a career choice is a good match for a student’s personality. Parents are also urged to encourage their children to attend since this is beneficial to them.
Students and parents are encouraged to contact SSSD at 543-1235 for more information or to register for the workshop on March 23, 2023. They can also visit the SSSD office, which is located in the Gaspy’s Building across from the Police Station and next to WIB.

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