PHILIPSBURG:--- Effective Monday, May 18, 2020, the Ombudsman Bureau will reopen to the public with new office hours and social distancing guidelines. The new office hours until further notice will be: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM with walk-ins for the public from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The office will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Clients visiting the Bureau during walk-ins must wear a face mask. Additionally, only one person at a time is allowed in the waiting area. All others must wait outside maintaining a safe distance. Face-to-face appointments with the Ombudsman and Bureau staff will be suspended until further notice. Complainants will be contacted via e-mail, telephone, and other media platforms.
The Ombudsman urges the general public to take notice of the temporary office hours and social distancing guidelines and encourages the population of Sint Maarten to remain safe during these challenging times.