PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Colombian consular services will be provided to St. Maarten this week, on occasion of a visit by Colombia’s Consul-general in Curacao, Dr. Alfonso de Jesus Velez Rivas. The Colombian diplomat will be assisted by members of the Colombian consular office in Curaçao, Gloria Lulú Leon (Assistant Diplomatic Mission) and Luz Stella Jimenez Mira (Executive Assistant). Colombian consulate officials will visit St. Maarten for two days, during which consular services will be provided to Colombian nationals residing in St. Maarten Saba and Sint Eustatius, as well as local residents requiring consular assistance, at this time. The dates for the consular services mission are Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Hours of service will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m on Sunday.
Consular services will be provided to Colombian nationals and the general, by appointment. Persons receiving assistance are those previously contacting the consulate and submitting relevant documentation, for specific services. Mobile Colombian consular services have been provided to St. Maarten since 1997, with the support and coordination by Mrs. Stella-Christian-Blandon, whom in St. Maarten has been liaison for the Colombian Consulate in Curacao.
About the Consul-General of Colombia in Curacao
The present Colombia Consul-general in Curacao has held a number of diplomatic and consular posts throughout his career. He is currently Minister Plenipotentiary in the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of the Republic of Colombia. Between 2009 and 2011, he served as Minister Counselor of Mission of Colombia to the European Union in Brussels. Previously, he served as Minister Counselor of the Embassy of Colombia in Warsaw, Poland and Consul of Colombia in Caracas, Venezuela.
Consular services will be provided this Saturday and Sunday at Welfare Road # 85, located right next to Cappuccino’s Restaurant (the Corner Road, building facing Dr. Halley Dental Clinic). For information call the Consulate at + (5999) 4614663 or Mrs. Stella Christian-Blandon at +(1721) 5238506.