Tag archive for ‘Pointe Blanche Prison’
Geert Hatzmann - Attorney
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Dean Bar Association welcomes Dutch intervention at Pointe Blanche prison

PHILIPSBURG – The Dutch parliament approved the motion of Chris van Dam that asks the Kingdom Council of Ministers to take control of the Pointe Blanche prison for the next five years with a large majority on More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Van Dam’s plan to take over prison is unlawful

~ Knops gets it right for once, says MP Heyliger-Marten ~ PHILIPSBURG — Faction Leader for the United People’s UP Party in Parliament on St. Maarten Grisha Heyliger-Marten says Dutch MP Chris van Dam’s More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Attorneys threaten Minister Richardson with new lawsuit over prison conditions

PHILIPSBURG — The attorneys representing thirty inmates of the Pointe Blanche prison have put the feet of Justice Minister Anna Richardson to the fire with a demand to improve the conditions in the detention More...

Pointe Blanche 20170209 - HH
By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Law and order in prison is hard to find

PHILIPSBURG - Internet access, an active Facebook page with nearly two thousand friends, mostly living in St. Maarten, the ability to make or smuggle weapons, and to threaten others physically or virtually: this More...

State Secretary Raymond Knops - 2020042401
By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Knops advises against Van Dam’s prison motion

THE HAGUE –- State Secretary Raymond Knops (Kingdom Relations) advises against the motion tabled by CDA-MP Chris van Dam that asks the government to let the Kingdom Council of Ministers control the Pointe Blanche More...

Gate at Pointe Blanche Prison
By The Publisher On Monday, June 22nd, 2020
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Will Parliament and Government allow Dutch takeover of the Prison?

Dear Editor, On Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:00 am, Sint Maarten time, Chris van Dam, Member of the Dutch Second Chamber, will be presenting a motion to the Second Chamber in which he is requesting the Dutch Government More...

Minister Anna Richardson
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Minister of Justice reacts to Court ruling and Van Dam motion

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Court of First Instance returned with a decision after reviewing a petition filed by 37 inmates and their attorneys against the Government of St. Maarten and the More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, June 20th, 2020
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Van Dam wants Kingdom to take control of Pointe Blanche prison

THE HAGUE – CDA-parliamentarian Chris van Dam wants the Netherlands to take control of the Pointe Blanche prison for the next five years. In a motion, he will present on Monday in a meeting of the Parliamentary More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Court denies demand for transfer of inmates to the Netherlands

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance has declared inadmissible the demand by a group of Pointe Blanche inmates that the country transfers them to safer prisons, either in the Netherlands or Bonaire. The More...

Pointe Blanche 20170209 - HH
By The Publisher On Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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“Ministry of Justice confirms; random search was executed at the Pointe Blanche Prison”

PHILIPSBURG — On Friday, May 8, 2020, officers at the Pointe Blanche Prison executed a random search after concern that a weapon may have been concealed in the facility. The management of the Prison enforces More...