MP Heyliger-Marten requests formal position of Bar Association

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~ Racism and bigotry in St. Maarten are unacceptable, says MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten ~ PHILIPSBURG—”The fact that Mr. Hatzmann sees the people of Sint Maarten as “little village people” proves that he is part of the bigger problem,” said United People’s Party Faction Leader in Parliament, the honourable Grisha Heyliger-Marten More...

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Geert Hatzmann - Attorney
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Dean Bar Association welcomes Dutch intervention at Pointe Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG – The Dutch parliament approved the motion of Chris van Dam that asks the Kingdom Council of Ministers to take control of the Pointe Blanche prison for the next five years with a large majority on More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Attorneys threaten Minister Richardson with new lawsuit over prison conditions

PHILIPSBURG — The attorneys representing thirty inmates of the Pointe Blanche prison have put the feet of Justice Minister Anna Richardson to the fire with a demand to improve the conditions in the detention More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Knops advises against Van Dam’s prison motion

THE HAGUE –- State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) advises against the motion tabled by CDA-MP Chris van Dam that asks the government to let the Kingdom Council of Ministers control the Pointe Blanche More...

Minister Anna Richardson
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Minister of Justice reacts to Court ruling and Van Dam motion

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Court of First Instance returned with a decision after reviewing a petition filed by 37 inmates and their attorneys against the Government of St. Maarten and the More...

Van Dam - CDA Tweedekamer lid
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Van Dam wants Kingdom to take control of Pointe Blanche prison

THE HAGUE – CDA-parliamentarian Chris van Dam wants the Netherlands to take control of the Pointe Blanche prison for the next five years. In a motion, he will present on Monday in a meeting of the Parliamentary More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Court denies demand for transfer of inmates to the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance has declared inadmissible the demand by a group of Pointe Blanche inmates that the country transfers them to safer prisons, either in the Netherlands or Bonaire. The More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
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PFP questions immigration-initiative Minister Richardson

PHILIPSBURG – Justice Minister Anna Richardson has issued a press statement about the status of temporary residence permit-holders, warning them to arrange the extension of their permit or run the risk of deportation. More...

Roland Duncan
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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Duncan: Nearly impossible to revoke a person’s permanent residence permit

PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister of Justice and Attorney at Law Roland E. Duncan says that it is nearly impossible to revoke a person’s permanent residence permit. It is difficult to send them back to More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 6th, 2020
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Progress Committee remains in place for another two years

PHILIPSBURG – The Progress Committee that monitors the plans of approach for the police force and the prison system will continue its work for another two years. The royal decree that regulates this was established More...