Commissioner Wescot asks Social Affairs Dept to look into status of Over the Bank Fire Victims

Leader of Government Commissioner of Social & Labour Affairs Sarah Wescot-Williams, says that instructions have been given to the Social Affairs Department to see what assistance could be rendered to those who have been affected by the Over the Bank fire on Friday.

Inquiries will also be made with the St. Maarten Red Cross to see what assistance is being provided by the humanitarian organization.

Last Friday a fire broke out in what has been described as a two-storey apartment building leaving an unconfirmed number of person’s homeless. According to media reports, approximately 25 persons, including four children are homeless.

"I am pleased that no one was injured in the fire and that everyone appears to be accounted for. I have given instructions to Head of the Department of Social Affairs to make inquiries with respect to the status of these persons that were impacted by the fire and to see what assistance could be rendered by the Government," Commissioner of Social & Labour Sarah Wescot-Williams told the Government Information Service (GIS).


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