Implementing justice function book will cost more than 40 million

PHILIPSBURG — Implementing the justice function book will cost the government more than 40 million guilders ($22.3 million) this year, it appears from a press release issued by the Ministry of Justice. The agreement Minister Anna Richardson reached with the unions is still subject to approval by the Council of Ministers. Minister Richardson negotiated More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, July 21st, 2023

Former Minister Oduber is one of the suspects in the Flamingo-investigation

ORANJESTAD – The public prosecutor’s office in Aruba is going to prosecute former Minister Otmar Oduber for “fraudulent practices,” dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl reports. After he left the Aruban More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 26th, 2023

Seven local detainees transferred to the Netherlands

  PHILIPSBURG — The limited availability of cell capacity at the Pointe Blanche prison is costing the government a fortune. The Volkskrant reported in November 2019 that the 31 detainees that were at that More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

Terms end for Dutch Members Progress Committee

THE HAGUE/PHILIPSBURG -- Both chairman of the Progress Committee Sint Maarten, Nico Schoof, and member for the Netherlands, Michel Marijnen (former chairman of the Progress Committee Curacao), retire after 12 years More...

By Online Editor On Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

Law Enforcement Council: Most recommendations followed

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Law Enforcement Council (the Council), in its third sub-inspection as part of an overall review of particular recommendations related to the Sint Maarten Police Force (KPSM), More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Ministry of Justice takes on tedious and monumental task diligently

~ The amount of data being processed is equivalent to doing a census ~ PHILIPSBURG — Why does it take so long before the Ministry of Justice had completed all the necessary information about its staff members? More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 17th, 2023

Minister Richardson: “My intention is that the staff will be fairly compensated”

PHILIPSBURG — There is a discord between some employees of the Justice Ministry and the unions that represent them. This appears from our exclusive interview with Minister of Justice Anna Richardson. “I More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 16th, 2023

StMaartenNews.com exclusive interview with Minister of Justice Anna Richardson

~ In an open and frank conversation the minister talks about the latest developments surrounding the justice workers function books, salary scales and placement positions ~ PHILIPSBURG – In an exclusive interview More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 10th, 2023

Justice employee questions function book saga

PHILIPSBURG — Justice Minister Anna Richardson provided smooth answers about the plight of employees at her department during question hour in parliament last week Thursday but a review of the ongoing saga More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 10th, 2023

Injustice at the Ministry of Justice of Sint Maarten

~ We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice, not in love with publicity but in love with humanity ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Dear Editor, On 30th December 2022, the Ministry of Justice published More...