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Improving Crime Fund management remains a work in progress

PHILIPSBURG — In April 2019 the Law Enforcement Council made six recommendations for the improvement of the management and supervision of the Crime Fund. In November 2022 the Council completed a report that details what happened to those recommendations. Only one has been implemented, the remaining five are still a work in progress. The Council More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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Minister prevents deportation – attorney Merx happy

~ Merx commends the minister, her staff and the immigration department ~ PHILIPSBURG — Attorney Cor Merx is more than happy with an intervention by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, her staff and the immigration More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 4th, 2023
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Justice ministry struggles with regulating the legal position of its employees

PHILIPSPBURG — The Ministry of Justice is “making great progress with the final phase of regulating its personnel affairs,” according to a press release issued by the same ministry. On December 9, 2022, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 17th, 2022
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Policy establishes fees for towing cars

PHILIPSBURG — Towed cars could cost their owners or users between $75 and $115 plus a daily storage fee of $15, it appears from the towing policy published in the National Gazette of October 14. The towing More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 13th, 2022
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Law Enforcement Council: Efforts to combat money laundering are insufficient

PHILIPSBURG — “Don’t tell me what you value; show me your budget and I’ll tell you what your values are,” is a quote attributed to American president Joe Biden that easily comes to mind after reading More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 28th, 2022
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Chief Prosecutor Buist: “We need more interpreters”

PHILIPSBURG — There is a shortage of court interpreters, especially in the Spanish language, Chief Prosecutor Hieke Buist said last week during the installation of Judge Gert Jan Wouters and the reinstallation More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 4th, 2022
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Corruption-riddled UNOPS making international headlines

~ Involvement with new Point Blanche prison-project remains to be seen ~ PHILIPSBURG -- Plans for the development of a new prison in cooperation with UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, have More...

By The Publisher On Monday, July 18th, 2022
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The fight against organized crime is not very effective

PHILIPSBURG — How effective is the fight against undermining and organized international crime? That is a legitimate question, not only in St. Maarten but also in the Netherlands, it appears from an article More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 14th, 2022
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Second Annual Justice Week Conference a Success for St. Maarten

Philipsburg – The Ministry of Justice held the second annual Justice Week Conference 2022 hosted by the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson from Monday, July 11, 2022, through Wednesday, July 13, More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 6th, 2022
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Concerns about UNOPS-involvement in construction of new prison

PHILIPSBURG — The Progress Committee is concerned about the participation of UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, in the construction of a new prison. This appears from the 43rd progress-report More...