Tag archive for ‘prison’
Minister Wycliffe Smith deputizing for Minister of Justice - 29 May 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Current formation plan prison presented in Parliament

PHILIPSBURG — During an urgent meeting of Parliament on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, regarding the management structure of the detention facilities on St. Maarten, minister Wycliffe Smith deputizing for the minister More...

Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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The wrong message

By Hilbert Haar Think about this a bit. The court in Philipsburg decided against sending the suspects in the Pompeii-investigation to prison because, according to local reports, “the insufficient condition of More...

MP Franklin Meyers - 6 March 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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MP Meyers exposes Dutch hypocrisy

PHILISBURG — “They want to show that they can do again what they did to Theo Heyliger’s grandfather years ago. That is the main reason for transporting him to Bonaire,” MP Franklin Meyers (United Democrats) More...

Minister Cornelius De Weever - 6 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Minister De Weever: “We don’t need pressure from the Netherlands”

PHILIPSBURG — The debate in the Central Committee on Wednesday about the situation at the Pointe Blanche Prison and the Police Force turned into a frontal attack on the Dutch government, the Progress Committee More...

Free Theo Cartoon
By The Publisher On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Theo Heyliger hears Friday what the future holds for him; will his detention be extended?

[Publisher's note: Will Theo Heyliger be released on Friday when his second 8-days extended pre-trial detention expires? Or will he be held for another 14 days as the law allows the prosecution to request? In our More...

Parliament & Courthouse Building 20180704 TR
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
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Parliament to discuss police and prison in Central Committee meeting on Wednesday

PHILIPSBURG — On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, at 10am Parliament is scheduled to discuss the Progress Committee St. Maarten’s report on the police department and the prison and the proposed measures More...

190128_Detention Center_Roof renovations_after
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019
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Minister De Weever: Media Reporting about Prison Far from the Current Reality. Progress being made

SINT MAARTEN (POND ISLAND) – Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever took note of media reporting regarding the status of the Prison in Point Blanche and was baffled by the recent story that was published based More...

Progress Committee in Parliament - 20181031
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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Progress Committee presents again alarming data about the police force and the prison

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG - United St. Maarten MP Rolando Brison submitted a request for an urgent meeting with Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever towards the end of a parliament meeting on Wednesday where More...

life sentences in jail
By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
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Is automatic early release coming to an end?

By Hilbert Haar Imagine this: the court sentences a man for armed robbery  to a prison sentence of nine years. He spent already eight months in pretrial custody, so he has one hundred months to go before he  roams More...

Minister Cornelius de Weever - Photo by Roland Bryson
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Pointe Blanche: renovation or a new prison?

PHILIPSBURG – The draft budget 2018 contains an intriguing statement about the Pointe Blanche prison in the sense that it speaks of the “renovation and expansion” of the facility, while the Council of Ministers More...