Tag archive for ‘Point Blanche Prison’
By The Publisher On Thursday, October 29th, 2020

USP MPs want to see new Point Blanche Prison become a reality

PHILIPSBURG — On October 28, 2020, Members of Parliament of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Akeem Arrindell and Claudius “Toontje” Buncamper sent a letter via email to the Chairman of the Permanent More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Knops maintains: human rights are St. Maarten’s responsibility

THE HAGUE – “It remains urgent that the detention situation in St. Maarten improves within the foreseeable future. The problem requires a decisive approach and the cabinet has offered assistance on several More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Inmates worried about COVID, says prison is ticking time bomb

PHILIPSBURG — Inmates at the Point Blanche prison sounded an even louder alarm this weekend urging the powers-that-be to get serious about restructuring the prison system or risk facing a situation they will More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019

Security installations progressing at Point Blanche Prison

SINT MAARTEN (POINT BLANCHE) – Repair works at the Point Blanche Prison is steadily progressing with the security installations presently taking place. Caribbean Engineering & Consultancy Company (CECC), More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Government promises – again – to improve situation at Pointe Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG – The government signed an agreement with State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) on October 19 to “shortly introduce a series of measures to improve the state of the Pointe Blanche More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Fatal stabbing suspect stays behind bars

PHILIPSBURG – Is Akil Amaru L. guilty of stabbing Gary Zorilla to death on July 20 of last year? The answer to that question will become clearer during the trial on April 18. Until that time, the 20-year old defendant More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 6th, 2017

Point Blanche Prison inmates transported off-island

Philipsburg — On Thursday November 2nd and Friday November 3rd a total of 59 inmates that were housed at the Point Blanche Prison were relocated to detention centers in Curacao and the Netherlands.  28 of More...