SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Over the last few days, the police have scaled up its visibility on the street in connection with the measures taken by the Government of Sint Maarten to fight any spread of the Covid 19 virus.
Police is aware that expanding the patrol units on the streets will give the public of St. Maarten a feeling of safety and security in these troubling times.
In bettering the service to the public, officers were given various work assignments, such as monitoring of the traffic situation and maintaining public order.
A special assignment was also given to enforce the rule, that all non-essential companies must remain closed in connection with the measures implemented by the Chairlady of the E.O.C. to protect the health of the general public.
Over the last few days it has become apparent that several companies, that are designated as non-essential did not comply with the established rules and are remaining open in violations of the law.
During several controls carried out March 23rd, 2020, the police were forced to issue fines to several businesses who did not comply with the rules to stay closed.
The Police is asking the owners of non-essential businesses to comply with the measures laid down in the law by the competent authority.
The police force of Sint Maarten is hereby making it abundantly clear, that businesses who are in violation of the rules and regulations will be reprimanded to the fullest extent of the law. (KPSM)