DOMINICAN REPUBLIC/ PHILIPSBURG:— St. Maarten media core was thrown in the state of mourning early Saturday morning when the news of one of St. Maarten’s veteran journalist Samuel Allen Jr. aka Venus (48) passed away in the Dominican Republic less than 24 hours after he was airlifted there for further medical analysis.
Allen fell down at this home on Thursday after suffering a massive head stroke at his home. He was rushed to the St. Maarten Medical Center where he was already brain dead due to severe bleeding in the head as one of his veins in his head had ruptured.
Despite little hope doctors of St. Maarten Medical Center transferred Allen Jr to the Dominican Republic for further analysis and possible treatment. Even though St. Maarten do not have the required specialists in place doctors on the island knew that Allen was critical condition and his chances of survival was minimal.
However, early Saturday morning several journalists on the island woke up to the sad news of the passing of their colleague and friend.
Venus as he is well known in the St. Maarten community, worked at PJD2 for 32 years, a few years ago he launched his news website www.sxmislandtime.
The community of St. Maarten will miss a known voice, a known media man and broadcaster as his voice were always heard on the radio, the daily news.
SMN News expressed deepest condolences to the late Allen’s wife Brenda, his siblings in Jamaica and his close relatives, his brothers in the LODGES and the entire media core on St. Maarten and the PDJ2 family as they too have lost a dedicated worker and friend.
Popular news reporter Samuel Allan dies.
It is with deep regret that the Police Public Relations Department received the sad message of Samuel Allan Jr. also known as “Venus”. A family member stated Samuel who has been ill for quite some time and was admitted to hospital, was flown by air ambulance on September 30th for further medical treatment. He however passed away early Saturday morning in the hospital in the Dominican Republic.
On behalf of the Chief of Police Carl John, the management team and the entire staff, I extend sincere condolences to his wife, his family and friends on the passing of Samuel Allan Jr. and wish them much strength during these difficult times. May his soul rest in peace.
KPSM Press Release.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Veteran journalist Samuel Allen Jr. aka Venus passed away.