SZV STATEMENT on unforeseen incident

Ms. Charonne Holder SZV Communications Officer

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten (Thursday November 23rd, 2017) — Social & Health Insurances SZV had to close its doors to the public today (Thursday November 23rd) due to an unforeseen incident where SZV staff and security were physically attacked by a visiting customer.

For privacy and legal reasons, it is not customary for SZV to disclose the details of incidents to the media or public but we see it important at this time to inform that these actions are never tolerated. All incidents where security has been breached are followed by an official police report and when required pursued further by legal action.

It is our duty to serve the community, adhering to the laws of the social and health insurances of which we manage. We aim to do so by offering the best possible service to each customer, at all times. Violence of any form towards or staff or endangering our staff and visitors is never condoned.

Legal action will be pursued in relation to the events of today and for this reason and to maintain the privacy of our staff we will not issue any more details as to not interfere with the ongoing proceedings.

The offices of SZV will re-open again on Friday November 24th during regular business hours; 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.