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Mid Isle made donation to Safe Haven.

donationmidisle13072020PHILIPSBURG:--- On the 3rd of July, President Grace of the Rotary Club of Sint Maarten - Mid Isle was present at Safe Haven (Women Shelter) to donate the last bed that was pending out of 6 beds from the Rotary Year 2017-2018 Project!

We received assistance from the Rotary Club of Litchfield, Arizona (USA) who donated $6,500 to help us purchase items for Safe Haven after Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Some beds were received without essential parts and the Club sought out the assistance of the Milton Peters College - Construction Department

 

We would like to give a big thank you to the students and teachers of the MPC Construction Department for completing the last bed. We greatly appreciate your assistance!

And, a special thank you to our Treasurer Tony for assisting with the transportation of the beds to and from MPC!

 

The Rotary Club of Sint Maarten Mid Isle will be meeting at Pineapple Pete’s in Simpsonbay this Tuesday (14th July) at 7:00pm

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Paddle transfer carried out for Company in the West.

paddleceremony13072020The paddle transfer took place from the 33rd rotation Company in the West (CidW) to the 34th rotation by means of a short military ceremony. Commander of CidW 33, Captain Ruben, has transferred the paddle, thereby assigning her duties as CLAS Company (Commando Land Forces Company) in the Caribbean, to Commander CidW 34, Captain Maarten. He and his company will carry out these tasks for four months.

The previous rotation has been much visible on Curaçao in recent months. This was mainly due to the many deployments made in the field of maritime border surveillance, but also surveillance and security missions in this country. Due to the COVID-19 situation on the islands, this rotation did not allow training on Aruba and Bonaire.

CidW 33 comes from the 11th Infantry Battalion Air Assault Guard Regiment Grenadiers and Hunters. This company, the Alfa Company, is also called the "King's Company" because Hereditary Prince William of Orange, later King William III, had command of it in his military training. CidW 34, the new rotation, is also from 11th Infantry Battalion but is called the Charlie Tiger Company. This Tiger company is no stranger to the region, in 2015 and 2018 she also had the duties of a CLAS company. Both units come from Schaarsbergen and know each other from the Army base there.

 

CPS reminds members of the community to strictly adhere to COVID-19 Hygiene Measures.

GREAT BAY: (DCOMM) – The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA) department of Collective Prevention Services (CPS), is reminding residents and visitors to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 Prevention Measures that have been promoted to protect public health against the COVID-19 virus.

The community must stay aware of the continued risk to contract the virus and how the spread of the virus can be decreased. All persons are requested to be on the alert and follow the prevention measures.

The COVID-19 disease can affect anyone, and the public should not become complacent and I think that the disease will not be back.

This disease for the time until more information is known, and medication is developed, it will be part of our existence and for this reason the ‘New Norm’ is referred to.

As a community, a people, you must know the facts about the virus and what each one of us can responsibly do to decrease the spread of the virus. So, the question to all is what you and I can do to stop the transmission of the virus.

Everyone is potentially exposed to this virus, and it is essential to observe the proper hygiene measures and prevention protocols that have been promoted during the past months of 2020.

CPS would like to remind all of the measures to break the transmission mode of the virus: Wash your hands with soap and water frequently or sanitize if there is no soap & water; Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth (face); Cough and sneeze in a tissue or your flex elbow (remember to throw all used tissues in garbage bin).

Maintain a physical distance a.k.a. social distance of two (2) meters from other persons; Wear your mask where social distance is not possible and in public places as requested.

If you are sick with flu-like symptoms stay at home and call your family physician and explain to the doctor your experienced symptoms and the time the symptoms started.

If you are sick with flu like symptoms, remain isolated at home and separate yourself from your family and call your physician; If you were exposed to a person suspected/confirmed with COVID-19 quarantine at home and consult your physician or call 914 for additional information.

Call 914 for information and if locally, you do not have a doctor (physician). Stay up to date on the COVID-19 Facts.

When washing your hands with soap, this action should be at least for 20 seconds with water especially after coughing or sneezing or use hand sanitizer with 60+ per cent alcohol based.

Wash your hands after using a tissue to cough and sneeze, and when putting on and/or taking off a mask, as well as after touching/or fixing your mask.

CPS reminds the general public to continue to maintain high standards of COVID-19 prevention measures in order to keep yourself and the community safe as well as to prevent a resurgence of the virus within the country. For more official information about COVID-19 disease, go to www.sintmaartengov.org/coronavirus; Facebook.com/SXMGOV; tune in to Government Radio 107.9 FM; or call the CPS 914 hotline.

Traffic Alert: Drive with Caution. Hazardous road conditions possible due to forecasted Heavy Rainfall – Heavy Rainfall Advisory.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Motorists are advised to drive with caution due to potentially hazardous road conditions throughout the country expected from a passing tropical wave, Fire Department Chief/Disaster Coordinator Clive Richardson said on Satruday.

The Meteorological Department of Sint Maarten (MDS) has issued a heavy rainfall advisory for the country from July 11 to Sunday morning July 12.

MDS forecast the possibility of some moderate to heavy isolated thunderstorms at times accompanied by gusty winds. Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution.

As a precautionary measure, motorists must be observant to avoid any low-lying flooded areas until water levels subside in the event of heavy rainfall.

Motorists driving along hillsides should drive with caution and beware of rock-falls and possible landslides.

Stolen car Suspects damages Police Vehicle during car chase.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Thursday, July 9th at about 2:00 pm, the police patrol received a frantic call from a female, as someone was driving off with her vehicle from a supermarket parking lot on the A.Th Illidge Road.
The frantic call informed the central dispatch that she left her keys in the car as she ran into the supermarket for a short moment. While walking back to her vehicle, she noticed someone driving away with her car in the direction of Middle Region. Several police patrols were directed to the area in search of the stolen gold color Grand I-10.
While the police patrol was busy searching the area for the suspects, the dispatch center received information that the vehicle had been spotted. This information was given through to the police patrols, who spotted the car in Middle Region.
The officers set up a blockade on the road, in an attempt to stop and apprehend the suspect. When the suspect saw the police car, he increased his speed and drove through the blockade. While driving by the suspect damaged the door on the passenger side of the police vehicle and continued driving towards the district of Dutch Quarter. A high-speed chase immediately followed, which ended on the Nazareth road. The police successfully arrested four persons, including an infant, who were in the car when the vehicle was stopped. They were all arrested and transported to the police where they are being held for questioning. Two minor female suspects were later released after being questioned. The stolen vehicle was also confiscated for further investigation. This investigation is tail ongoing.

 

KPSM Press Release.

 


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