Published On: Tue, Jul 16th, 2019

Minister of Justice signs agreement with VKS

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VKS signing Ministr De Weever & F. Richards 20190716

GREAT BAY – Minister of Justice, Cornelius De Weever, and Chairman of the Board of the VKS, Franklyn Richards, on Tuesday morning signed an agreement for the deployment of VKS Officers for the House of Detention and Prison Point Blanche.

“The Voluntary Corps of St. Maarten (VKS) has been supporting and will continue in carrying out its duties supporting building the community of St. Maarten,” said Richards.

The agreement signed between the two entities states that the VKS should deliver members of the Voluntary Corps on a daily schedule to the Point Blanche Detention Center as determined by the Director of the Prison. The VKS will also ensure that there is sufficient members of the Voluntary Corps in work-shifts and in accordance with deployment based on a work schedule agreed upon with the Director of the Prison.

“I am very pleased to sign this agreement as it continues to guarantee round the clock security at our detention center,” said Minister De Weever.

Photo caption: Minister of Justice, Cornelius De Weever and Franklyn Richards, Chairman of the Board of the Voluntary Corps Sint Maarten (VKS) signing the agreement at the office of the Minister of Justice. Photo provided my Justice minister’s cabinet.