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Minister Richardson’s immigration policy under fire

PHILIPSBURG — Immigration remains a hot topic and it has come to the forefront once more after Justice Minister Anna Richardson’s announcement of a “strict enforcement” of relevant legislation. There is however a big difference between strongly worded political statements and reality. The national ordinance Admittance and Expulsion, commonly More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 9th, 2021
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According to Justice Minister department managers fiddled with piket-allowance

PHILIPSBURG – Management of “certain departments within the Justice Ministry” were booking the piket-stipend for all the days of a month, Justice Minister Anna Richardson said on Friday during a meeting More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 21st, 2020
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WICSU-PSU union says “Communication is Key!”

The WICSU-PSU Union read with much dismay the press release “All draft function books to be submitted by December 23” which appeared in the Daily Herald on Wednesday December 16, 2020. The article informed More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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Attorney stands up for victims of violent crimes – UPDATED

PHILIPSBURG – The position of victims of violent crimes in St. Maarten is weak compared to that of the criminals who harmed them. Attorney Geert Hatzmann, who has represented many of these victims over the course More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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Justice workers to their unions: we have lost all confidence in Minister Anna Richardson

~ Wants Parliament to summon her in for questioning ~ PHILIPSBURG — Justice chain members of the NAPB, ABVO and WICSU/PSU unions informed union Presidents that they have lost all confidence in Justice Minister More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Dismissal Prison Director ruled unreasonable

PHILIPSBURG – Justice Minister Egbert Doran was “unreasonable” when he decided to fire Pointe Blanche Prison Director Alwin Keli per March 24, 2020. The Court in First Instance ruled on November 20 that the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020
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USP MPs want to see new Point Blanche Prison become a reality

PHILIPSBURG — On October 28, 2020, Members of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper sent a letter via email to the Chairman of the Permanent More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 19th, 2020
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‘New prison will accommodate treatment of mentally ill convicts’

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Pointe Blanche prison remains stuck in its own quagmire

PHILIPSBURG – To say that things are not going well at the Pointe Blanche prison is a serious understatement. In reality it is a mess and in spite of ten years of monitoring the Plan of Approach, in spite of More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Report Progress Committee on Police Force: “Dark clouds are emerging.”

PHILIPSBURG – “The situation at the police force is less rosy than in our previous report,” the Progress Committee writes in its 37th progress report about the plan of approach for St. Maarten’s men and More...





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