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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Aruba’s former Minister Sevinger sent to prison

WILLEMSTAD — The Common Court of Justice sentenced Benny Sevinger, a former Minister of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Environment (and later of Urban Planning, Integration and Infrastructure) in Aruba More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, July 6th, 2024

Conditional prison sentence for Emsley Tromp

WILLEMSTAD — The Court in First Instance sentenced Emsley Tromp and René Lourents to conditional prison sentences for forgery. The court acquitted both defendants of bribery and corruption. At the time of More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 3rd, 2024

Minister Lewis Meets with the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association

~ Minister Lewis Meets with the Point Blanche Prison Inmates Association ~ Hopes to Address Urgent Issues at Point Blanche Prison in the Short Term ~ POINTE BLANCHE — On Friday 31 May 2024, the Honorable More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 9th, 2024

Uruguay-based company wins bid for design of new prison

PHILIPSBURG — CSI Engineers from Uruguay has won the bid for the design of the new prison in St. Maarten, the Ministry of Justice announced in a press release. CSI, established in 1980, lists a global presence More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 2nd, 2023

Dutch prison system also struggles with staff shortages

PHILIPSBURG — The Pointe Blanche prison is not the only facility in the Kingdom’s justice chain that struggles with staff shortages it appears from a letter Minister Franc Weerwind (Legal Protection) sent More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Minister Richardson: “Decision is vital to meet the pressing needs of the Pointe Blanche prison”

PHILIPSBURG — Minister of Justice Anna Richardson has reacted in a hurry to criticism from the police union NAPB about her decision to make the police force responsible for the detention center at police More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 26th, 2023

Heyliger pays $5 million and goes to prison for five years

PHILIPSBURG -- Former politician and founder of the United People’s party (UP) Theo Heyliger will pay the Public Prosecutor’s Office $5 million and await a summons to start serving a 5-year prison sentence, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Prosecution demands prison sentences in Deldevert bankruptcy case

MARIGOT — Mario di  Palma, owner of the defunct District 721 project in Simpson Bay and the bankrupted French-side construction company Deldevert is facing 1-year prison sentence, a €75,000 ($79,500) fine More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 14th, 2023

Dutch politicians question not-executed prison sentences

PHILIPSBURG — In February, Justice Minister Anna Richardson informed Parliament that 136 convicts are still waiting to serve their sentence. She also reported that, even though the Prosecutor’s Office does More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Court orders termination of Pointe Blanche prison strike

PHILIPSBURG -- The mass strike of inmates at Pointe Blanche prison, since January 6, 2023, has ended. The judge ordered the Pointe Blanche Inmates Association on Friday to instruct its members to resume their assigned More...