Tag archive for ‘Pointe Blanche Prison’
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 7th, 2016

Progress Committee: “Security major concern for stakeholders”

GREAT BAY – The Progress Committee St. Maarten was in St. Maarten last week for the usual quarterly meetings with the director of the Pointe Blanche prison Edward Rohan and with the management of the police force More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Plasterk demands action

Prison director Edward Rohan. File photo Today / Hilbert Haar GREAT BAY – Kingdom Relations Minister Ronald Plasterk intends to speak with the new government about the progress with the plan of approach for the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016


One may well wonder why St. Maarten’s Pointe Blanche prison has become the home of a convict who shot somebody in Aruba last year. With a sentence of 18 years to his name, the inmate will spend at least the next More...