Prime Minister Wescot-Williams Overseas Signs VKS Foundation into Existence

"The Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten Continues to be an Institution in Evolution"

The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams oversaw the signing of the deed of the newly established VKS Foundation at the SPS Notarial Office at the Speetjens Arcade on Friday. The PM, under whose authority the VKS falls, congratulated the organization for now officially establishing a Foundation and stated that she looked forward to a broadening of the organization now that the VKS Foundation had been officially established.


Previously the PM also congratulated the VKS on their sixteenth anniversary year, during which the VKS Foundation was established. "Clearly the Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten continues to be an institution in evolution: continuously moving forward and adopting new tasks and also introducing new members into your ranks. Every year it is good to stand still for just a moment and recognize your service to this community as well as to contemplate as you move forward. So as we recognize promotions and service it is also a fact that as VKS officers you are acting as role models in the community of St. Maarten. Contributing to the VKS is contributing to the community of St. Maarten and as we look towards a settlement of a Marine Base later this year I myself look forward to seeing a broadening out of your tasks and supporting the community of St. Maarten and building this country block by block and step by step," commented the Prime Minister.

The Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten (VKS) is a paramilitary organization that conducts emergency services, protects the population and conducts law enforcement services. The Board Members of the VKS Foundation are Antonio Rogers, Taco Stein, Emilia Thomas, Patrick Wokke and Franklyn Richards.