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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 am happy that we could have one-on-one discussions with our staff,” Richardson said. “They want to know where the numbers are coming from. More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 16th, 2023
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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
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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
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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...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 8th, 2023
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Go-slow action police force puts government in a tight corner

PHILIPSBURG — The industrial action by police officers, described by their attorney Cor Merx as go-slow has been a long time in the making. Merx stated in a brief message posted on Youtube that the action More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 21st, 2023
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Court orders termination of Pointe Blanche prison strike

PHILIPSBURG -- The mass strike of inmates at Pointe Blanche prison, since January 6, 2023, has ended. The judge ordered the Pointe Blanche Inmates Association on Friday to instruct its members to resume their assigned More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
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Lack of prison capacity leaves dozens of criminals on the streets

PHILIPSBURG — There are 136 current verdicts, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson told the parliamentary Justice Committee recently. This means that 136 criminals who have a prison sentence to their name, More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 5th, 2023
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Jurenne Hooi succeeds Nico Schoof to chair Progress Committee Sint Maarten

PHILIPSBURG — Dr. Jurenne D. Hooi has been appointed as the successor of Nico Schoof as the chair of St. Maarten’s Progress Committee. Schoof and committee member Michel Marijnen both stepped down. Marijke More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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Improving Crime Fund management remains a work in progress

PHILIPSBURG — In April 2019 the Law Enforcement Council made six recommendations for the improvement of the management and supervision of the Crime Fund. In November 2022 the Council completed a report that More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 16th, 2023
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Minister prevents deportation – attorney Merx happy

~ Merx commends the minister, her staff and the immigration department ~ PHILIPSBURG — Attorney Cor Merx is more than happy with an intervention by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, her staff and the immigration More...