Philipsburg: -- A well known man from St. Maarten who resides in St. Maarten has promised to commit suicide. The man who has a terminal illness is presently in a wheel a chair. The man whose name has been given as Vernon Richinson called the Lloyd Richardson radio program saying he would commit suicide since no one in government wants to help him. Sources close to the commissioner of health Hyacinth Richardson said the commissioner after hearing what the man had to say on the air has given instructions to his staff to locate the police and ambulance to render assistance to the sick man.
It is also understood that the staff of the commissioner’s office made contact with the Helping Hand Foundation to see what assistance they were giving to the man and to see what else can be done.