CCSU approves new salary scales for the St. Maarten Police Department

Police Station Philipsburg

Philipsburg — On Friday, December 20, 2019, the Members of the Committee of Civil Servants Union (CCSU) received a request, from the Honorable Minister of Justice, to approve the proposed amendments to the National Decree “Besluit rechtspositie Korps Politie Sint Maarten”. Based on article 112h of the “Landsverordening materieel More...

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PM Silveria Jacobs meeting Justice authorities
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Prime Minister, Ministers meet to discuss French side developments

PHILIPSURG — The Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Minister of Justice Egbert Doran, Minister of (Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transport (TEATT) Mellissa Arrindell-Doncher, along with the More...

Integrity Chamber members
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Integrity Chamber’s integrity in peril

PHILIPBURG – What is going on with the Integrity Chamber? The quartermasters – Rafael Boasman for St. Maarten and Hans Lodder for the Netherlands – were appointed in May 2018. The national ordinance Integrity More...

PRISON Justin Stakeholders 29-10-2019
By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Justice stakeholders meet to discuss joint concerns about prison

PHILIPSBURG — Joint concerns about the lack of prison cells and the poor quality of prison life on Sint Maarten were discussed between the Progress Committee Sint Maarten, Law Enforcement Council, Point Blanche More...

Arrival Pavilion SXM Airport 20180323
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Travelers beware: cross-border money transports-law in effect

PHILIPSBURG – The ministry of justice announced in a press release that amendments to the national ordinance on the obligation to report cross-border money transports took effect on July 30. However, according More...

Tweede Kamer - Staten Generaal
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Motion Dutch Parliament targets St. Maarten’s law enforcement

PHILIPSBURG – A large majority of the Dutch Second Chamber (107 out of 150 possible votes) supported the motion Van Dam on Tuesday – a decision that is bound to create confusion if not outrage about what could More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Razor-thin motivation

By Hilbert Haar The motion of CDA parliamentarian Chris van Dam that calls for Dutch involvement in law enforcement on St. Maarten comes across as a fine example of Dutch meddling in our island’s affairs. That More...

TBO Anti Corruption Taskforce
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

TBO investigations prove entanglement upper- and underworld, Knops says

PHILIPSBURG – The Ministry of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations is investing €70 million ($77 million) in combating corruption in Curacao, St. Maarten and the BES-islands between 2016 and 2021. This appears More...

MinFIN UTS Share Sale Transfer Signing
By The Publisher On Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Minister Geerlings says UTS share sale to pay off arrears and retroactive payments for justice workers

POND ISLAND – On Monday September 9, Sint Maarten’s 12.5 per cent share of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) was acquired by Liberty Latin America Ltd. (LLA). The governments of Curaçao and St. More...

Sarah Wescot-Williams - U 2 Can Move founder
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 19th, 2019

President of Parliament awaiting the views of the Court, the Bar Association, and the Public Prosecutor on proposed changes to St. Maarten Codes

PHILIPSBURG — In my deliberations on the changes to the three Codes (Civil, Criminal and Criminal Procedure) with the Minister of Justice, I have repeatedly voiced my concerns with the ambivalent responses More...