NAPA Auto, Truck & Marine Parts CLOSED today Aug 6 in Solidarity and Prayer for Police Officer Benjamin

Michael Ferrier of NAPA Auto, Truck & Marine Parts SXM has this morning announced that both NAPA Parts stores on St. Maarten will be closed for business‎ today, August 6, 2015, in Solidarity and Prayer for Police Officer Benjamin who is fighting for his live a the SMMC after being shot by a coward with a gun on Front Street in Philipsburg, yesterday, August 5, 2015.

This is not about Front Street, this is about St. Maarten. We must ALL take a stand. Our people, our law-enforcers, our economy, our livelihood, our island is under attack ‎and we can not be complacent, or apathetic. Sure there are deep rooted social ills that desperately need addressing and redressing, but for for now let us put all capable and willing heads together to come up with short-, middle- and long term solutions regarding the safety of all people on our island and the preservation of our very fickle Tourism Based Economy.

Items to be considered (again): Black/dark tint on front door windows and front windshields on vehicles; allowing motor bikes, motor cycles, Quads on Front, Back or Cannegieter Streets; seriously look at the laws that govern the time someone can be sent to jail for, for various types of criminal offenses; the lack of capacity of our Justice and prison system‎s to deal with the amount and severity of crime being perpurtrated on St. Maarten; the “hardening” of our society on the whole;

NAPA Auto, Truck & Marine Parts (SXM) asks that today we all stop and take stock of what is happening around us and ask ourselves what each of us individually can do to find lasting solutions to the challenges our young nation is facing.

We will re-open t‎o the public tomorrow morning, Friday August 7, 2015, at 8 AM.

Michael J. Ferrier
Owner/ Managing Director.