~ Businessman and Politician summoned by VROMI. ~
PHILIPSBURG: --- Businessman and National Alliance Roberto Ira Arrindell was summoned to the Ring Road on Monday by the Department of VROMI where a container was found holding old oil that eventually spilled over causing a huge oil spill. Officers from KPSM, VROMI, the Harbor, and other agencies began the clean-up on Monday after SMN News posted a video of the oil spill.
According to sources, said Arrindell rented the container from one of the shipping agencies on the island he has an outstanding bill for the rented container. Arrindell is the owner of Confidence Construction NV which also ships used oil overseas.
The known businessman and contractor were also in a legal battle with the NRPB after he failed to complete projects awarded to him.
So far police have not indicated if a fine was given to the businessman who caused the oil spill that has heavily impacted the environment. St Maarten Pride Foundation posed several questions regarding the course of action the government of St. Maarten plans to take and if the Prosecutor’s Office has been informed of the most recent oil spill.
Efforts made to reach the businessman on Monday evening for a comment proved futile.