Law Enforcement Council gets authority to control Crime Fund

PHILIPSBURG — The available capacity for the execution of measures from the country package in St. Maarten remains a continuous source of concern. The capacity in St. Maarten is even more limited than in the other two countries,” the third-quarter report about the execution of the country packages states. It is obvious, the report states, that More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, September 27th, 2021

Progress Committee appreciates Minister Richardson’s trip to the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG — Between September 20 and 23 Minister Anna Richardson (Justice) visited several judicial institutions in the Netherlands and she also met with State Secretary Raymond Knops and the mayor, police More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

Integrity Chamber Quick Scan: Police less efficient and sharp decline in quality at the prison since 10-10-10

PHILIPSURG — Political instability and the frequent change of government since 10-10-10 have resulted in organizational instability within the Ministry of Justice. This appears from a Quick Scan the Integrity More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 17th, 2021

Penal law scholars question deployment of TBO-prosecutors and judges

PHILIPSBURG — The Association of St. Maarten Penal Law Scholars has approached Minister of Justice Anna Richardson with questions about the deployment of Curacao-based prosecutors, judges, judges of instruction, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 7th, 2021

Justice Wit reappointed as president of the Constitutional Court

PHILIPSBURG — Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday has confirmed the reappointment of Justice Bob Wit as the president of the Constitutional Court in a national decree dated August 19. The decree lists Bob Vermeulen More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

Minister Richardson welcomes expertise to improve Justice Ministry

Simpson Bay — On Monday, August 23rd, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson visited the Princess Juliana International Airport to welcome the arrival of Mr. Alvin Daal from Curacao. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Law enforcement officials confiscated six illegal guns in 16 weeks

PHILIPSBURG — Public Prosecutor’s Office in St. Maarten has issued a press release stating that six illegal guns have been confiscated in the past 16 weeks. According to the press release these weapons More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

Justice minister happy with court ruling but unions are not impressed

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance has ruled that the police unions – NAPB and ABVO – cannot organize meetings, work interruptions parades and public manifestations “if those activities More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Kick-off event SJIB Community Service Project

St. Maarten, Cul de Sac – The Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten (SJIS) and the (4C) Foundation/NPOwer are hosting a Kick-Off virtual meeting for Not for Profit Organizations (NPO’s), in an effort More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Increased budget for Prosecutor’s Office triggers questions

PHILIPSBURG — The budget for the office of the prosecutor general increase by 125 percent to more than 1.5 million guilders. “That’s an increase of 863,000 guilders,” MP Claudius Buncamper notes in one More...

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