Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Extends Condolences, Prayers to Those Effected in Fish Day Shooting

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams released a statement yesterday expressing her sympathy and well wishes to those effected by the shooting at the Fish Day in Cul-de-Sac on Sunday. The Prime Minister stated that she would firstly like to extend her condolences to the family and friends of the victim who lost his life during the shooting and wished those hurt in the incident a quick recovery.

"When I received the news that there was a shooting at the Fish Day event on Sunday evening I was indeed very upset and saddened. Saddened firstly by the loss of life and that innocent bystanders were injured and secondly at the fact that a day in which many people, including families with young children, elderly persons, and various groups within the community of both sides of the island came out to celebrate our fishing heritage, was marred by such a horrible incident.

"When I left French Cul-de-Sac I left it with a warm feeling of togetherness in the community and it is indeed tragic that this has happened. I am praying for the family and friends of the individual that lost his life and for the quick recovery for those injured in the incident. My thoughts are with you all. I would also like to wish the authorities on the Northern Half of our island much strength and courage in bringing the perpetrators to justice," commented the Prime Minister.