New Prison Director appointed

Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever - 20 Mar 2019

PHILIPSBURG — The government has appointed Drs. Alwin Queeli as the new Interim Prison Director for the Pointe Blanche Prison. This was announced by the Justice Minister Cornelius De Weever during the weekly Council press conference on Wednesday. The new Interim Director who comes highly recommended, is said to have a wealth of experience working More...

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Point Blanche Prison Wall Security Installation - 25 March 2019
By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Security installations progressing at Point Blanche Prison

SINT MAARTEN (POINT BLANCHE) – Repair works at the Point Blanche Prison is steadily progressing with the security installations presently taking place. Caribbean Engineering & Consultancy Company (CECC), More...

Hallway Police Detention Cells - 21 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Philipsburg detention cells near completion. To meet international standards

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – For years the quality of the Sint Maarten prison cells has been up for discussion. One of the locations that was heavily criticized are the Philipsburg Police Station cells. One of More...

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 21 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Almost 150 critical vacancies at justice ministry

PHILIPSBURG — The Ministry of Justice has 144 critical vacancies, Minister Cornelius de Weever told the Central Committee of Parliament on Wednesday evening. The majority of those vacancies are at the police More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Witch hunt or a new Marcel Loor case?

PHILIPSBURG — Witch hunt or a repeat of the Marcel Loor case? The public prosecutor’s office demanded on Wednesday 18 months of imprisonment, with 6 months suspended against former Immigration and Border More...

Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever - 20 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Justice Minister sets the record straight

~ No interference in Theo Heyliger’s case ~ PHILIPSBURG — The Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever has set the record straight with regard to his Ministry being involved in individual cases. He spoke More...

Airport Security Officers Sworn In - 20 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Airport security officers sworn in

PHILIPSBURG — The security officers at the Princess Juliana International Airport were sworn in by the Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever as auxiliary police officers on Wednesday morning. The security officers More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Second Chamber majority: Returning prisoners to St. Maarten is allowed

PHILIPSBURG — News coming out of The Netherlands reports that a majority in the Dutch Second Chamber in The Hague yesterday rejected a motion to suspend the relocation of prisoners back to St. Maarten. This More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Whistleblowers need plenty of guts

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG — The suspicions of bribery and money laundering leveled against United Democrats-leader and now former Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger reveal that there is at least an aura More...

Theo Cartoon - Not my AA Flight to Atlanta
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 10th, 2019
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Will Theo Heyliger spend his birthday in prison?

PHILIPSBURG — On Thursday, March 7th, 2019, it was reported that the leader of the United Democrats Theo Heyliger (48) will be spending another 8 days in pretrial detention as the Judge of Instruction granted More...