MADAME ESTATE – The Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten (VKS) kicked off the New Year 2017 with a Church Service held at the Philipsburg Methodist Church, followed by a Promotion Ceremony at its headquarters in Madame Estate.
The Church Service was attended by Governor Eugene Holiday and his wife, Prime Minister William Marlin and his wife, Commander of the VKS Antonio Rogers and his partner, invited dignitaries, officers and soldiers of the VKS.
Commander Rogers took the opportunity to address the youth in attendance by giving them words of encouragement as they face the challenges of the world today.
During the Promotion Ceremony in Madame Estate, 2 officers were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 1st Class. They were: VKS Officers Anthony Schoobar and David Bardfield in the presence of the Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Marlin in his address congratulated the 2 VKS Lieutenants for their achievements and mentioned the importance of the work VKS does for the community in terms of service at the Prison, during disasters and specifically their response during hurricanes.