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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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Ministry of Justice Making Strides to Improve Point Blanche Prison

By   /  August 27, 2020  /  Business, Justice  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Justice Making Strides to Improve Point Blanche Prison

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, along with her support staff, held a meeting with Point Blanche prison guards in the presence of unions WICSU/PSU and ABVO to discuss a number of urgent matters related to the Prison and House of Detention. The prison officers expressed specific concerns related to an outdated […]

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Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates

By   /  August 26, 2020  /  Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice and prison management took note of the latest concerns raised by the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association and their legal representative. This includes biased references that are not based on facts, that no measures were taken to protect the inmate population from contracting the COVID-19 virus while incarcerated.  The […]

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Introductory Meeting held with Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and CCSU Secretariat

By   /  August 24, 2020  /  Justice, Labor  /  Comments Off on Introductory Meeting held with Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and CCSU Secretariat

PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, along with her support staff, and Personnel and Organization representative Luud Hakkens, held an introductory meeting with the Committee of Civil Servants Unions (CCSU) Secretariat on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The purpose of the meeting was for Minister Richardson and her team to familiarize themselves with […]

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Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Health, Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Two staff members at Prison with no direct contact to prisoners, test positive for COVID-19

PHILIPSBURG — Two staff members at the Pointe Blanche Prison have tested positive for COVID-19. The staff members have had no direct contact with inmates, and therefore pose no immediate threat to prisoners. Management of the prison has launched their contingency plan of acquiring more personnel in order to avoid any disruption of the house […]

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Immigration Department is Closed Until Further Notice

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  Justice, Public Service Announcements  /  Comments Off on Immigration Department is Closed Until Further Notice

A.T. ILLIDGE ROAD — The Ministry of Justice hereby informs the general public that due to circumstances beyond their control, related to COVID-19, the Immigration Department is closed as of Monday, August 10, 2020, until further notice! As soon as the office reopens, affected applicants will be contacted with an invitation to schedule a new […]

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Minister of Justice Anna Richardson visits Prosecutor’s Office

By   /  August 5, 2020  /  Justice, Local News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice Anna Richardson visits Prosecutor’s Office

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and her support staff visited the Prosecutor’s office last week, Friday, July 31, 2020. During the visit, Minister Richardson met with the entire team of the Prosecutor’s Office. The purpose of the visit was to understand the systems in place and to identify the challenges this office currently […]

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The St. Maarten Police Department Bid Farewell to Dutch Police

By   /  August 5, 2020  /  Justice, Kingdom Affairs, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on The St. Maarten Police Department Bid Farewell to Dutch Police

PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Police Department (KPSM) bid farewell to the Dutch Police officers and support staff. Post-Hurricane Irma in 2017, the Netherlands and other countries within the kingdom, provided extra manpower to secure the safety and security of the island. At the end of the direct assistance, it was agreed between St. Maarten […]

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Minister of Justice Updates on the Status of the Function Books

By   /  August 3, 2020  /  Justice, Labor, Local News, Police News  /  Comments Off on Minister of Justice Updates on the Status of the Function Books

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, updates on the status of the function books to keep all stakeholders informed. A letter has been sent to the Council of Advice requesting an update on the timeline for the delivery of their advice on the draft legislation concerning the repeal of ‘Rechtspositie Korps Politie Nederlandse Antillen […]

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