Suspect in teacher vehicle theft still under investigation

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~ Student will have his day in court ~ PHILIPSBURG — The recent theft of a teachers’ vehicle still has the teacher in question traumatized. The fact that the teacher had left her vehicle keys on her desk in front of the entire class and a student that she is teaching picks up the keys and steals the vehicle is much to be concerned over. Speaking More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Minister De Weever: Media Reporting about Prison Far from the Current Reality. Progress being made

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever took note of media reporting regarding the status of the Prison in Point Blanche and was baffled by the recent story that was published based More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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Progress Committee: ‘Safety of the population is at risk”

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten’s Plans of Approach for the police and the prison – dating back to 2010 – have not been realized by a long shot and the situation at the Pointe Blanche prison is so More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 13th, 2019
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Minister De Weever calls on Motorists & Pedestrians to Adhere to Road Safety

POND ISLAND – Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever is offering condolences to the bereaved family and friends of the driver who lost his life in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 12th on the A.J.C. More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 11th, 2019
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Government seeking ways to address the influx of Venezuelans

PHILIPSBURG — There are ongoing discussions between the Netherlands and the governments of the French and the Dutch sides of the island on the influx of Venezuelans. According to reports millions of Venezuelans More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Interview with the departing Interim Chief Prosecutor Jeroen Steenbrink

~ 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 More...

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

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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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
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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...