PHILIPSBURG:--- An email from Reginal Martina's official email address is in circulation with an attachment. The email which looks suspicious has been sent to several persons and has the attention of the Government of St. Maarten.
Erno Labega a senior civil servant and acting head of Facilities confirmed that he was notified of the suspicious email. Labega said that he was busy with the Government IT Department shutting down its email address Martina since the senior civil servant is currently on vacation prior to leaving government services on retirement.
Asked if the Government’s IT system was hacked Labega assured that the government’s IT system was up and running and that the only thing that occurred was the email that was sent at 1:58 pm.
Martina reached out to SMN News and indicated that he did not send out any emails from his government email address to anyone.
“Today is my birthday and my last day in Government as of today I am retiring from Government. I am honorable discharged by the Governor and i am in the Netherlands with my children and grandchildren.”
Martin further stated that after 23 years working in the function of Head Facility Management for Government, it is a shame that nonsense like this will circulate. As of today, the Government officially shut down my government email address. He said that the email was sent to several persons on St. Maarten and he believes it is a malicious attempt by evil forces that wants to smear his name. He made clear that the email sent on Thursday was not sent by his person.