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Special Unit robberies investigating spate of robberies over the weekend.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Special Robbery Unit is currently investigating(3) three armed robberies that took place on different supermarkets on the A.Th. Illidge on Saturday afternoon January 17th around 1.30 pm.

According to the information received from the detectives who were dispatched to the scenes, two (2) male suspects both about 5’6 tall and thin appeared on a black scooter by all the 3 supermarkets and robbed each one in a very short time span.

The driver of the scooter stayed outside on the bike, while the second suspect robbed the establishments.
The suspect who went into the supermarkets was brandishing a firearm. He threatened the cashier and forced them to hand over the day’s earnings.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of money from all the supermarkets, the robbers fled the scene on the scooter in the direction of Dutch Quarter.

Police are asking the community for any information that possibly would lead to the arrest of these culprits.
The detectives can be contacted via phone at 542-2222 ext 203 204 205, the anonymous tip line # 9300 or persons with information can also send a private message via our Facebook Page- Police Force of Sint
Maarten - Korps Politie Sint Maarten or website https://www.policesxm.sx/ 24/7.

 

A notorious burglar from Cole-Bay arrested again

On Saturday evening January 18th, 2020 about 8.00 pm, the police patrol arrested the notorious burglar A.R. in Cole-bay for breaking and entering into a supermarket.
The suspect was seen earlier in the evening by witnesses breaking into an establishment on the welfare road.

They decided to call the police dispatch center and informed them about the burglary. The police patrol was dispatched to the area of Cole-bay in an attempt to arrest A.R.

The patrol was later able to apprehend the suspect after information surfaced about his whereabouts. When the suspect encountered the police patrol, he was still in possession of some of the stolen goods. He brought it to the police station and held for further questioning.

 

KPSM Press Release.


Man arrested with false documents at the airport.

fakepassports24042018PHILIPSBURG:--- On Saturday afternoon January 18th around 05.30 P.M the personnel of immigration at the airport noticed that the man with the initials P.A tried to enter Sint Maarten on a falsified French Document (Cart-de Sejour).

The man who is a Haitian national arrived on Sint Maarten with one of the local carriers out of Haiti.

After closer inspecting of the document by the personnel of the immigration, it was concluded that the document was most likely falsified.
The suspect was handed over to the personnel of Alpha team, who verified that the document that the suspect had in his possession was falsified.

The was Suspect was arrested shortly after by the personnel of the Alpha team. The falsified document was also confiscated for further investigation.
P.A was brought to the police station in Philipsburg where he is being held for questioning. This investigation is ongoing.

 

KPSM Press Release.

 

Immigration personnel met their French side counterparts.

pafimmigration20012020PHILIPSBURG/ MARIGOT:--- In the context of maintaining a good working relationship between the Dutch and French side immigration departments, a working visit was arranged on Friday, January 17th, 2020 with their counterparts on the French Side.

The visiting group from Dutch Sint Maarten consisted of personnel from the Immigration and Border control and KMar.

The immigration personnel visited different departments on the French side, under the guidance of the colleagues of the French Side Immigration (SPAF). During the tour, the group from the Dutch Side was able to visit the following centers:

-Detention Center in Concordia

-Anguilla- St. Barths seaport in Marigot

-Seaport in Galisbay

- Le Esperance airport at Grand Case

The colleagues from the Dutch side officers were later introduced to their French counterparts. During this meet and greet the French legislation, work processes and work systems were explain.

KPSM Press Release.

 

St. Maarten Lions Club introduces “Teach Me To Fish” project.

shoppingbags20012020PHILIPSBURG:--- The St. Maarten Lions Club introduced the “Teach Me To Fish” Project over the weekend. Through this initiative, the intention of the club is to give persons in our community the tools they need to eat healthy, budget and save. As a service club we believe that it’s just as important to help the less fortunate in our community by providing them with the tools and opportunities that can help them get out of poverty
The first installment of the Project was themed “Helping Our Community One Bag At A Time” and it was geared towards providing families who are presently finding it difficult making ends meet with groceries and a booklet filled with easy affordable and healthy recipes for persons on a budget. We recognize that most adults work up to two jobs to make ends meet which is why most of the recipes selected can be prepared in less than 30minutes.

MECYS bids farewell to Mrs. Glenderlin Davis after 36 years of service.

~The Ministry wishes her all the best in her new position as the Jubilee Library~

PHILIPSBURG:--- On January 15, 2020, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport bid Mrs. Davis farewell after over three decades of service. She spent 36 years in the Education sector and the last 8 as the head of the Division of Public Education (DPE). She began her career on August 11st 1983 and left the Division of Education on December 31st, 2019.

Mrs. Davis has always been a hands-on leader and solution oriented. The true testament to her legacy is how much the students she’s worked with love her. Throughout her career, her focus remained on offering her students at the Oranje School the best educational experience she could for the 23 years God entrusted thousands of students in her care. Up to today, it warms her heart when she meets up her students. When she cannot remember them right away, she simply asks them to smile or just give her a little reminder. Her love for seeing children grow from strength regardless of their economic or social circumstance gives her a satisfaction that cannot be explained in words.

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport wishes Mrs. Davis all the best with her new position as director of the Jubilee Library.


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