The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

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PHILIPSBURG – The state of emergency has far-reaching consequences for the civil rights of St. Maarten’s inhabitants. The national decree that declared the state of emergency refers rather casually to article 112 of the Constitution, but that article actually puts civil rights established in ten different articles on hold. The decree furthermore More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Detainees in the Netherlands transferred back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten was made aware that the Netherlands would be returning three of the detainees on March 28, 2020, who were transferred to the Netherlands due to the state that the Pointe Blanche prison More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Doran takes authority to issue certificates of conduct away from chief prosecutor

PHILIPSBURG – Shortly before he left office Minister of Justice Jurendy Doran, currently minister of public housing, urban planning, environment and infrastructure (VROMI) issued a decree that revokes the mandate More...

MP drs Rodolphe E. Samuel
By The Publisher On Friday, March 27th, 2020

Parliamentarians pressured to approve Penal Procedure Code, MP Samuel says

PHILIPSBURG — St. Maarten already complies with recommendation 35 of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and there is undue pressure on parliamentarians to urgently approve amendments to the More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Pointe Blanche prison remains a major headache

PHILIPSBURG – Inmates at the Pointe Blanche prison have finally had enough. A group of 37 inmates is going to court on Friday, March 20, in an attempt to force the authorities to relocate them to prison facilities More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 5th, 2020

Sint Maarten Police Force benefits from structural Integrated Professional Skills Training

PHILIPSBURG -– The Law Enforcement Council is positive about the way in which the Sint Maarten Police Force KPSM has taken up part of the recommendations by the Council with regard to the Integrated Professional More...

Point Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Prison Director fired

PHILIPSBURG — The Director of Prisons Alwin Keli has been fired from his post. This was confirmed by Minister of Justice Egbert Doran during the Council of Ministers Press conference of Wednesday morning. When More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Inspector Ketura Brown appointed as Acting Secretary General

PHILIPSBURG — Police Inspector Ketura Brown has been appointed as the Acting Secretary General for the Ministry of Justice. Justice Minister Egbert Doran in announcing the appointment stated that this comes More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 24th, 2020

Still no Victim Support Bureau St. Maarten

~Law Enforcement Council sounds alarm ~ PHILIPSBURG – Despite the fact that all stakeholders agree on the necessity for adequate victim support, St. Maarten still has no victim support office or any structural More...

Public Prosecutor's Office St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Netherlands releases TBR convicted prisoner, sends him back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – The Dutch government has sent a prisoner from St. Maarten who was put at the disposal of the government and was detained in the Netherlands back to St. Maarten without having received treatment More...