Tag archive for ‘Prisoners’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Friday, June 19th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Detainees in the Netherlands transferred back to St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG – St. Maarten was made aware that the Netherlands would be returning three of the detainees on March 28, 2020, who were transferred to the Netherlands due to the state that the Pointe Blanche prison More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Public Prosecutor’s Office makes early release of prisoners public

PHILIPSBURG – Chief Public Prosecutor Mirjam Mol intends to provide explanations on the Public Prosecutor’s website whenever a prisoner is allowed to leave Pointe Blanche prison early. “Why this prisoner More...

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 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...

By The Publisher On Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Mega operation in Bonaire moved prisoners into new prison facility

BONAIRE, AUGUST 26, 2018 — Early Sunday morning the process to move about 90 to 100 prisoners to the newly constructed prison at Plantage Aruba in Bonaire started. Prison Director Wibo de Vries (see screenshot More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Matser faces two years in prison for 2014 election fraud

PHILIPSBURG – The public prosecutor demanded 2 years of imprisonment against Member of Parliament Silvio Matser on Wednesday morning for election fraud committed in 2014. The prosecutor also asked the court to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 6th, 2017

Point Blanche Prison inmates transported off-island

Philipsburg — On Thursday November 2nd and Friday November 3rd a total of 59 inmates that were housed at the Point Blanche Prison were relocated to detention centers in Curacao and the Netherlands.  28 of More...