The Voluntary Corps of Sint Maarten (VKS) kicked off the New Year 2017 with a Church Service held at the Philipsburg Methodist Church, followed by a Promotion Ceremony at its headquarters in Madame Estate.
The Church Service was attended by His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday & his wife, The Honorable Prime Minister William Marlin & his wife, Commander of the VKS Antonio Rogers & his partner, invited dignitaries and Officers & Soldiers of the VKS. Commander of the VKS Antonio Rogers took the opportunity to address the youth in attendance by giving them words of encouragement as they face the challenges of the world today.
During the Promotion Ceremony in Madame Estate, 2 Officers were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant 1st Class namely VKS Officers Anthony Schoobar and David Bardfield in the presence of Prime Minister William Marlin.
Prime Minister William Marlin in his address congratulated the 2 VKS Lieutenants for their achievements and mentioned the importance of the work VKS does for the community in terms of service at the Prison, during disasters and specifically their response during hurricanes.