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Minister of Justice meets with mental health entities to unify efforts in addressing mental health issues on Sint Maarten

By   /  April 8, 2021  /  Health, Justice, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice meets with mental health entities to unify efforts in addressing mental health issues on Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, representatives of various entities responsible for the treatment & care of persons with mental health concerns on the island met at the request of the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson. The meeting was requested by the Hon. Minister as an urgency due to an evident rise […]

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Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

By   /  March 30, 2021  /  Island Life, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Captain arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

On Saturday March 27th 2021, officers of the Immigration and Border Protection Services together with the assistance of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard and the Prosecutors Office arrested the captain of a vessel by the name of “Anansi”. Officers of IBP were alerted by a concerned citizen to the presence of a foreign vessel docked […]

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Further inquiry to take place into allegations against police officers

By   /  November 30, 2020  /  Justice, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Further inquiry to take place into allegations against police officers

  POND ISLAND — in recent weeks an alarming number of serious accusations were levied against members of the Sint Maarten Police Force, claiming their alleged involvement in selling and driving of seized stolen vehicles. The Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson has observed these serious and what she has deemed as potentially damaging […]

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Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

By   /  November 23, 2020  /  Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue

POND ISLAND — On Friday, November 20th, 2020, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosted a meeting with Unions representing members within law enforcement to discuss various pressing matters. After receiving word that the Unions were in a space of uncertainty regarding various issues, Minister Richardson on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020 sent an […]

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Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling

By   /  November 19, 2020  /  Justice, Legal Matters, Local News  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Justice has taken note of a report in the press related to Monday’s rulings of the Court in Civil Servants Matters regarding several police officers. With the exception of one case, these court cases are all related to unanswered requests by the officers to be placed in a function that […]

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A Back to School Message from the Ministry of Justice and KPSM

By   /  November 16, 2020  /  Community, Education, Justice, Police News  /  Comments Off on A Back to School Message from the Ministry of Justice and KPSM

As our students are being welcomed back to their respective school premises today, Monday, November 16th, 2020, the Ministry of Justice is placing certain measures into effect for the overall benefit and protection of the community at large, before, during and after school hours. In addition to the necessity for everyone to adhere to the […]

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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson to prioritize completion of Domestic Violence Policy

By   /  November 2, 2020  /  Justice, Local News, Public Service Announcements, Social  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson to prioritize completion of Domestic Violence Policy

PHILIPBURG — Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson has prioritized Domestic Violence in her tenure and has set the enactment of the Domestic Violence (DV) Policy to a high level of importance. Minister Richardson called for a taskforce between the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor (VSA). The […]

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Minister Richardson observes Police and Prison Officers Week

By   /  October 13, 2020  /  Justice, Police News  /  Comments Off on Minister Richardson observes Police and Prison Officers Week

On Friday October 9, 2020 the Police Force of Sint Maarten (KPSM) kicked off their annual celebration with the planting of a tree in remembrance and honor of fallen police officers. Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson who attended the celebrations and was present at the tree planting ceremony participated by assisting in planting a […]

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Established Project Group to Move Forward with the Function Books Process

By   /  September 8, 2020  /  Justice  /  Comments Off on Established Project Group to Move Forward with the Function Books Process

POND ISLAND — The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group is tasked with the finalization and legislative ratification of the function books of the […]

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Ministry of Justice to commence bid for electronic ankle bracelets

By   /  September 4, 2020  /  Justice  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Justice to commence bid for electronic ankle bracelets

PHILIPSBURG – Earlier this year, on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, a covenant was signed between the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office, the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM), and Foundation Judicial Institute St. Maarten (SJIB) in order to facilitate electronic monitoring (EM) in the justice system. This form of digital incarceration is one where electronic […]

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