Interview with the departing Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink

Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink - avatar

~ Invisible yet driven and focused behind the scenes ~ It seems much longer but Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink has only been serving in St. Maarten for little over a year. Steenbrink started last year December 1. He was clear from the beginning: his time on St. Maarten would be short-lived as interim head of the Prosecutor’s Office until More...

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Point Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Justice Minister removes Checkmate guards from prison

PHILIPSBURG — Checkmate Security Services that manned the towers at the Pointe Blanche Prison for the past 16 years has been removed and replaced by the Voluntary Korps of St. Maarten (VKS). According to More...

Point Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Council of Ministers waiting on advice for new prison director

By Andrew Bishop PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Ministers are busy with the evaluation of the final three candidates who have applied to fill the vacancy for the new prison director at the Pointe Blanche Prison. More...

StMaartenNews Opinion
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Promises, promises

By Hilbert Haar Justified complaints about the situation at the Pointe Blanche prison – by inmates but also by attorneys, the Law Enforcement Council and the Progress Committee – are almost as old as More...

Point Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Government promises – again – to improve situation at Pointe Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG – The government signed an agreement with State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) on October 19 to “shortly introduce a series of measures to improve the state of the Pointe Blanche More...

Public Prosecutor's Office entrance
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Prosecutor’s Office distances itself from the statements made by Mr. Richardson

PHILIPSBURG — The Public Prosecutor’s Office does not recognize the statement of Mr. Richardson made in Parliament and to the media about the theft of jewelry by two TBO members in December 2016 and that More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, November 5th, 2018

Frans: Dutch TBO officers stole and should have been arrested

PHILIPSBURG — Leader of the USP, MP Frans Richardson on Monday disclosed that two members of the TBO arresting team stole jewelry from Francesco Corallo during his arrest and the raid on his residence in December More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Progress Committee presents again alarming data about the police force and the prison

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG - United St. Maarten MP Rolando Brison submitted a request for an urgent meeting with Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever towards the end of a parliament meeting on Wednesday where More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 12th, 2018

Prison officers sworn in after seven years

GREAT BAY—Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever described the taking of the oath by some 22 prison officers as “a milestone” with a sense of accomplishment. He pointed out that the ceremonies that took More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

KPSM receives keys for new vehicles

PHILIPSBURG — In the recovery process of country Sint Maarten KPSM have written and presented several “Quick Win” projects with the urgency to get KPSM up and running as soon as possible. The entire recovery More...