Minister of Justice meets with correctional officers

Minister of Justice meeting correctional officers - 20200513

PHILIPSBURG – Justice Minister Anna E. Richardson met with Correctional Officers and Management of the Prison and House of Detention in Point Blanche on Wednesday, May 13. The meeting, requested by Correctional Officers, served as an opportunity for them to express challenges and grievances that they have been faced with at the various detention More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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“Ministry of Justice confirms; random search was executed at the Pointe Blanche Prison”

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, May 8, 2020, officers at the Pointe Blanche Prison executed a random search after concern that a weapon may have been concealed in the facility. The management of the Prison enforces More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Strengthening of police force and law enforcement in St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – 48 Marines who boarded the naval vessel Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman came to St. Maarten, as of today they will be deployed in guarding borders and maintaining public order in St. Maarten. “The Marines More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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NAGICO donates PPE Gear to the Police & Justice Department

GREAT BAY—- NAGICO Insurances made a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) yesterday to the Justice Department as we continue to battle the Coronavirus pandemic. The equipment provided included More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, April 17th, 2020
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“New plans underway to improve child protection on St. Maarten”

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, the Honourable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, held a virtual meeting with various stakeholders from within the ministry as well as representatives from More...

Minister Anna Richardson
By The Publisher On Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Minister Richardson: “I can’t let the men and women of service down”

PHILIPSBURG — Justice Minister Anna Richardson expressed her thanks this morning to the St. Maarten Medical Center medical team and all first responders. “I want to thank you for your sacrifice,” More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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Committee exasperated about lack of progress at the prison

PHILIPSBURG – The justice ministry does not have a grip on the detention facilities in St. Maarten. “The ministry has not freed up capacity for it and it is functioning badly. That hinders the prison management More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 11th, 2020
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Progress Committee: justice ministry is not in control

PHILIPSBURG – The Progress Committee writes in its 36th report that the situation at the prison still leaves much to be desired – to put it mildly. The report covers the last quarter of 2019, though the More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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The far-reaching consequences of the state of emergency

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 More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, April 4th, 2020
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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...