Court once again nullifies Justice Minister’s rejection in immigration case

~ Court of First Instance of St. Maarten once again nullified rejection given in an immigration case by the Minister of Justice ~ PHILIPSBURG — On March 15, 2021, the Court of First Instance handed down a decision in which the rejection by the Minister of Justice in an immigration case was nullified. The immigrant in question followed proper More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 8th, 2021

MP Buncamper wants crackdown on companies that employ undocumented workers

PHILIPSBURG — “We have to make sure that St. Maarten safeguards its legal residents,” MP Claudius Buncamper said during a Central Committee meeting last week where Justice Minister Anna Richardson provided More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Justice Minister tightens immigration rules

PHILIPSBURG -- Justice Minister Anna Richardson has published new guidelines for the admission and expulsion of foreigners in the National Gazette. These guidelines set new and tighter rules for immigrants, but More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Knops: “St. Maarten has made too little progress”

THE HAGUE — State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) and Minister Sander Dekker (Legal Protection) share concerns about the dismal conditions in St. Maarten’s detention system and say that improvements More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

St. Maarten detention system needs enhanced supervision

PHILIPSBURG — Enhanced supervision by the (European) Committee of Ministers is “of vital importance to ensure structural improvement of the St. Maarten detention system in line with international human More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Progress Committee: Situation at prison gloomier than in 2010

PHILIPSBURG — More than three years after Hurricane Irma there are still 21 inmates from St. Maarten housed in prisons in the Netherlands. This appears from the 38th Progress Committee report. Per January More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Justice ministry loses another immigration case in court

PHILIPSBURG — Not even a week after the Ministry of Justice and its Immigration Department suffered a defeat in court for incorrectly denying a residence permit to an applicant holding a director’s license, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Justice Minister oversteps authority with Compliance Department

PHILIPSBURG -- Is Justice Minister Anna Richardson overstepping her authority with the establishment of a Compliance Department? That could very well be, given the fact that establishing new departments needs the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 15th, 2021

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 More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 9th, 2021

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...

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