Justice minister happy with court ruling but unions are not impressed

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance has ruled that the police unions – NAPB and ABVO – cannot organize meetings, work interruptions parades and public manifestations “if those activities complicate the conduct of business.” Justice Minister Anna Richardson celebrated the ruling as a victory but it seems that her initiative More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Kick-off event SJIB Community Service Project

St. Maarten, Cul de Sac – The Foundation Judicial Institutes St. Maarten (SJIS) and the (4C) Foundation/NPOwer are hosting a Kick-Off virtual meeting for Not for Profit Organizations (NPO’s), in an effort More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Increased budget for Prosecutor’s Office triggers questions

PHILIPSBURG — The budget for the office of the prosecutor general increase by 125 percent to more than 1.5 million guilders. “That’s an increase of 863,000 guilders,” MP Claudius Buncamper notes in one More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 11th, 2021

Franklyn Richards joins Progress Committee

PHILIPSBURG — Former Lt. Governor and former member of the Law Enforcement Council Franklyn Richards is the successor of attorney Jason Rogers as St. Maarten’s member of the Progress Committee. This appears More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Progress Committee chairman Nico Schoof: “It is going very slowly, but there is some progress”

PHILIPSBURG — “The preparedness of St. Maarten to do something with the recommendations of the Progress Committee depends since 2010 heavily on the minister of justice and the government that is in office,” More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 28th, 2021

Is function book saga finally coming to an end?

PHILIPSBURG — State Secretary Raymond Knops spoke during his visit to St. Maarten with Justice Minister Anna Richardson and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs about the worrisome situation at the police force More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

“Functioning National Detectives Agency is problematic”

PHILIPSBURG — Ten years after the establishment of St. Maarten’s National Detectives Agency (NDA, Landsrecherche) there are still several serious bottlenecks, the Law Enforcement Council concludes in its More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 10th, 2021

Justice Minister has 4 weeks to take decision in police officers cases

PHILIPSBURG — On Monday, May 10, 2021, the court decided in 11 police officers’ cases to allow the present Minister of Justice four weeks from that day to take a decision on a settlement agreement that More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 9th, 2021

Former branch manager courthouse gets 27 months for embezzlement

PHILIPSBURG — The Court in First Instance sentenced the former branch manager of the courthouse in Philipsburg, Maritsa James-Christina (63) to 27 months in prison for embezzling more than $1.1 million from More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 22nd, 2021

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 More...

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