Preparation for Police Sport Week in October – Police officers take the mike in song festival qualifier

POSTED: 09/5/12 10:33 AM

St. Maarten – The Police Sports Association will host the 62nd annual police sports week in October. This event of sporting and social events actually last longer than one week: it begins on October 2 and ends on October 14.
Delegates from the Netherlands, Suriname, Curacao, Aruba and the BES Islands, consisting of mainly police officers, will compete in sports such as softball, volleyball, basketball, indoor soccer, shooting, billiards and dominoes. The Coast Guard will also take part.
Special attention has been paid to the social events. As customary, there will be a Police Song Festival, in which the officers will compete for the coveted best singer award. There will also be a dance competition and a culture night. During this night the various ethnic groups on the island will have an opportunity to display their countries culture through music, dance, food and drinks.
Police Day will be celebrated on October 10. There will be a church service in the morning hours followed by a parade by the various uniformed troupes from Sint Maarten and abroad.
To raise funds for these events, the PSA will host a pre-song festival next week Saturday, September 15 to determine who will represent Sint Maarten in the main police song festival. Competing are: Naomi Alexander, Moceda Egen, Samantha Theodore, George York, Eric Wiel, Rumini Rogers and Kalvin Mason.
This event will take place at the Rock House in Port de Plaisance and begin at 8 p.m. MC for the evening will be Fox. There will be a dance following the song festival with the 911 Band and DJ EZ Ric.
The PSA also organized a raffle with attractive prizes: 1st prize: a cruise for 2 valued at $2.000,–. 2nd prize: a cruise for 2 valued at $1.500,–. 3rd prize: 2 airline tickets to any Insel Air destination. 4th prize: a 50” LG flat screen TV.
Tickets for the pre-song festival and raffle are on sale at the Philipsburg Police Station or from any of the contestants.

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