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Court postpones decision about Ashton Lake’s release

PHILIPSBURG — The Common Court of Justice wants to hear two members of the Velasquez-family before it takes a decision about Ashton Lake’s request for early release. Lake is currently serving a life sentence for the kidnapping, rape and murder of 5-year old Amy Velasquez on August 27, 1983. The now 59-year old convict is legally entitled to More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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Justice chain function books create financial headache, or unrest within the police force

PHILIPSBURG — “My heartfelt congrats to all service members of the justice chain with the approval of the function books.” That text, accompanied by a picture of a smiling Minister of Justice Anna Richardson More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
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TBO-budget almost doubles for next three years

PHIIPSBURG — Politicians with criminal intentions better fasten their seatbelts because outgoing State Secretary Knops has almost doubled the funding for TBO, the Team Bestrijding Ondermijning (the anti-corruption More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 14th, 2021
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SIJS & Prosecutor’s Office update Minister Richardson on restorative justice project

PHILIPSBURG – The Stichting Justitiële Inrichtingen St. Maarten (SJIS) and the St. Maarten Prosecutor’s Office (OM SXM) recently updated to Justice Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson about the ongoing More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 3rd, 2021
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Twelve police officers win victory against ministry

~ Police officers score decisive victory against justice ministry ~ UPDATED version of the previously published article online at: Police officer scores decisive victory against justice ministry PHILIPSBURG — More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021
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Police officer scores decisive victory against justice ministry

PHILIPSBURG — A police officer with more than ten years of service to his name scored a decisive victory against the Ministry of Justice after a long battle about his promotion, first to police officer and More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 6th, 2021
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Chief Commissioner Carl John: “Aggression of youngsters needs more attention”

PHILIPSBURG — Road rage and wayward behavior of young scooter riders have become a thorny issue, but Chief commissioner Carl John said in an interview on The Breakfast Lounge with Lady Grace that this is More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 6th, 2021
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Second group of law-enforcement students completes FINEC-training

PHILIPSBURG — The police force of St. Maarten is on the move. After a live interview with Chief Commissioner Carl John on radio broadcast The Breakfast Lounge with Lady Grace, the graduation of thirteen cadets More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 6th, 2021
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Police force welcomes thirteen new officers

~ “Are you ready?” Police Chief Carl John asked the cadets ~  PHILIPSBURG — Thirteen new police officers received their epaulets on Friday, October 29, thereby boosting the strength of the police More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 25th, 2021
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Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson: Function Book in the final phase of the legislative process

PHILIPSBURG — The Function Book of the Ministry of Justice is in the final phase of the legislative process towards its completion to become law, confirmed the Minister of Justice, Honorable Anna E. Richardson. More...