Tag archive for ‘prison’
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019

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...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 4th, 2019

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 17th, 2019

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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018

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...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

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...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Pointe Blanche: renovation or a new prison?

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By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Addict to jail for 242 days

PHILIPSBURG – Oswald Dwayne Sherwood had a prominent presence on the docket of Wednesday’s court session. His name appeared nine times – four times for petty crimes like theft, ill-treatment and trespassing, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Man sentenced to six months and mental health treatment

PHILIPSBURG – The Court in First Instance handled a number of minor cases on Wednesday morning, including that of Camille Alvirio Schut, 28, who was sentenced to 6 months of imprisonment, with 2 months conditional More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Armed robbery suspect faces 4 years in prison

PHILIPSBURG – Darius Edvar Ricardo A. is looking at a possible 4-year stay at the Pointe Blanche prison for his role in an armed robbery at the Gold Star jewelers on August 17 of this year. the court will pronounce More...