Acting Chief Prosecutor visits Cay Bay residents in Stop, Drop & Go projectPOSTED: 10/23/14 7:41 PM
St. Maaretn – In an effort to bring awareness to the St. Maarten community about the Stop, Drop & Go project, Acting Chief Prosecutor Karola van Nie and Assistant Prosecutor Ludwina Hodge, accompanied by community police officers Daryl Chandler and Shawn Crispulo, visited residents of the Cay Bay area on Tuesday night. The prosecutors and officers talked to the Cay Bay residents and distributed posters and wristbands. Reportedly, the residents of the area responded “positively” to the project. Last Wednesday, during the kickoff of the project, van Nie said, “We have been working hard in the past few weeks to get this project up and running with the bands. I hope that with these bands, everyone will support this project.” Thus far, 17 illegal firearms have been surrendered through the project.
The Stop, Drop & Go project continues until October 31. During this grace period, persons in possession of illegal firearms can surrender their firearms without being prosecuted for the possession of the weapons. Anyone who wants to surrender their firearms can do so every day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Attorney General’s office, Welfare Road #68 in Simpson Bay. For more information call the free phone number + 1 721 808 5444.