French Officials visit the Zr.Ms.Karel Doorman Navy Ship

L to R - Prime Minister William Marlin, Governor drs Eugene Holiday, 1st Vice President Valerie Damaseau, Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman & Prefete Anne Laubies given the tour by Colonel Schot


PHILIPSBURG – His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, drs. Eugene Holiday, hosted a visit aboard the Navy Ship Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 3.

Representatives of French Saint Martin – Prefete  Anne Laubies and 1st Vice President Valerie Damaseau -, the Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations, Mr. R. Plasterk, Prime Minister William Marlin, Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman and the Commander of the Dutch Military in the Caribbean, General Vin, gathered on board before the Commander of the ship, Colonel Schot provided a tour.

His Excellency expressed his appreciation on behalf of government and people of Sint Maarten to all for the effort and support provided during this emergency and he looks forward to continued joint effort as Sint Maarten recover. He specifically emphasized cooperation between Philipsburg and The Hague and Philipsburg and Marigot.

The Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman docked in Point Blanche on Sunday, October 1, with supplies to assist the community with special emphasis on school supplies aimed at the recovery of Sint Maarten.