POND ISLAND – “Your Royal Highness, it is with great sorrow that we received the sad news of the passing of your father, the late Mr. Jorge Horacio Zorrequiete Stafanini in Argentina on Tuesday August 9th, 2017,” the condolence message from Prime Minister William Marlin reads.
“We pray that God will grant you the strength to bear this irreplaceable loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Royal Family.
“We join millions in the Kingdom and beyond in praying that his soul may rest in eternal peace and wish you much strength and divine comfort during your time of bereavement.
“On behalf of the people and government of Sint Maarten, I extend our deepest condolences to your Majesty and the Royal Family,” the Prime Minister’s condolence message concludes.