Tag archive for ‘Pointe Blanche Prison’
HMS Pelikaan arrive in St. Maarten 20190907
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Container cells arrive, budget-deficit for housing inmates in the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG – The navy support vessel Hr. Ms. (His Majesty’s) Pelikaan delivered eleven of the 22 container-cells from Bonaire to St. Maarten last week. The containers will be placed in the yard of the Pointe More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Joint controls held in the Point Blanch prison

PHILIPSBURG — Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019, at 6am, the personnel of the Pointe Blanche Prison together with KPSM conducted a cell search in the house of detention. During the cell search, different makeshift More...

life sentences in jail
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

No justice for people in prison

Modern Day Slavery Dear community of Sint Maarten, Certain things have been going on lately that need to shared, my article is based on people who are experiencing these real life matters at the moment. Our justice More...

Minister of Justice Cornelius De Weever - 20 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

New Prison Director appointed

PHILIPSBURG — The government has appointed Drs. Alwin Queeli as the new Interim Prison Director for the Pointe Blanche Prison. This was announced by the Justice Minister Cornelius De Weever during the weekly More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Second Chamber majority: Returning prisoners to St. Maarten is allowed

PHILIPSBURG — News coming out of The Netherlands reports that a majority in the Dutch Second Chamber in The Hague yesterday rejected a motion to suspend the relocation of prisoners back to St. Maarten. This More...

Point Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Council of Ministers waiting on advice for new prison director

By Andrew Bishop PHILIPSBURG — The Council of Ministers are busy with the evaluation of the final three candidates who have applied to fill the vacancy for the new prison director at the Pointe Blanche Prison. More...

StMaartenNews Opinion
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Promises, promises

By Hilbert Haar Justified complaints about the situation at the Pointe Blanche prison – by inmates but also by attorneys, the Law Enforcement Council and the Progress Committee – are almost as old as More...

De Weever Chris Johnson Minister Grapperhaus 20180502 - HH
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Grapperhaus gets a different taste of St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) got a firsthand taste of the destruction Hurricane Irma inflicted on St. Maarten during his visit to the island that was preceded by stops in More...

Schoof - Marijnen - HH
By The Publisher On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Progress Committee is “less pessimistic”

GREAT BAY – The Progress Committee is not entirely “cautiously optimistic” in its first quarter report as Justice Minister Rafael Boasman said at Wednesday’s Council of Ministers press briefing. This appears More...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Not that positive

The Progress Committee is a tad more critical of St. Maarten than Justice Minister Rafael Boasman wants us to believe. The report calls the government a bad employer and notes that the country has no access to Actpol More...