VROMI civil servant Patrick Lloyd (left) and VROMI Minister Chris Wever shaking hands at Lloyd’s farewell party on Friday.
PHILIPSBURG–Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Minister Chris Wever praised retiring civil servant Patrick Lloyd for his commitment to serving the people of St. Maarten for 44 years. Lloyd received a special send-off from his colleagues in the VROMI ministry, where he has performed a wide range of services since he started working in 1975.
A special event was organised at the Government Administration Building on Friday, September 6, to honour Lloyd for his years of service.
Wever said on Sunday that St. Maarten civil servants have “a difficult job” of meeting expectations and satisfying the entire community’s general service needs.
At the time of his retirement, Lloyd was the longest-serving civil servant in the VROMI ministry.
“It is for me a great honour and privilege to personally extend the sincere thanks of a grateful nation to a man who has dedicated more than half of his life to his country,” said Wever. “I want to thank the family of Mr. Lloyd for lending him to us at the ministry of VROMI for service to St. Maarten for 44 years. I wish him the very best as he turns the next chapter in his life and pursues new avenues.”
Wever said the work civil servants do must never go unnoticed, as their service impacts the lives of many people and organisations.