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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Feb 2024 11:52 PM

Unops Looking For Suppliers For Construction Of New Prison Facility

The Point Blanche prison (File photo)

 

PHILIPSBURG--Following the publication of an ad from United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) inviting companies to register for a February 16 workshop regarding a new prison facility in Point Blanche, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson announced on Wednesd Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Jan 2024 11:19 PM

Levenstone New Acting Director Customs Dept.

From left: Acting Director of Customs and Director of Immigration and Border Protection Services Jocelyn Levenstone; Justice Minister Anna Richardson and Secretary General, Florence Marlin.


PHILIPSBURG--Head of the Immigration and Border Protection Services Jocelyn Levenstone has been appointed as the Acting Dir Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 12:03 AM

Regional Police Support Bolsters Security Measures On Voting Day

On Election Day, these 24 police officers from Curaao, Aruba and Bonaire will assist police on St. Maarten.

 

PHILIPSBURG--In response to an official plea from St. Maarten Police Force KPSM, a significant reinforcement was inaugurated today at the Government Administration Building. Minister of Justice Anna Richardson presided over a ceremony welcoming twenty-four additional police officers from Curaao, Aruba and Bonaire.

During the ceremony, Inspector and Police spokesman Ethelwoldus Josepha disclosed that ten officers arrived from Curaao, another ten from Aruba, and four officers from Bonaire, collectively constituting a well-coordinated team.

The collaborative initiative is designed to augment the capabilities of the local police force on Thursday, January 11, 2024, addressing the imperative need for enhanced safety and security measures in the community.

Expressing appreciation for the swift approvals from her ministerial counterparts in Aruba, Curaao, and Bonaire, Minister Richardson emphasised the significance of solidarity among law enforcement agencies Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 Dec 2023 11:57 PM

Minister Of Justice Co-Signs Justice Legislative Package On Wednesday

Minister of Justice Anna Richardson signing the justice legislative package during Wednesday's ceremony.

 

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Justice Anna Richardson co-signed the justice legislative package at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday, December 27.

The official signing of the national decrees solidified the legal position of officers and established essential structures for human resources management in the Ministry of Justice.

The signing encompassed the national decree containing general measures for the legal position of officers with police tasks, the new police salary scales and the national decree to enact the legal position and approved function book.

In her address, Richardson acknowledged the challenges faced on the journey to this point and expressed her pleasure in bringing it to a successful conclusion Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Dec 2023 10:03 AM

Richardson Updates On Issues Related To Justice Workers

Justice Minister Anna Richardson in Parliament on Tuesday.

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Tuesday made a presentation in Parliament in which sh Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
13 Dec 2023 12:09 AM

Residence Permits Can Be Applied For Using Concubine Agreements

Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson signing the Ministerial Decree to improve the application process for residency permits.

PHILIPSBURG--Couples no longer have to get married in order for the legal partner to apply for a residence permit for the undocumented partner.

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Source: SMN-News
11 Dec 2023 09:33 AM

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs, Silveria Jacobs; the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure, Egbert Doran; the Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson; and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport, drs Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Dec 2023 09:50 AM

Mp Arrindell Urges Swift ActionOn Escalating Armed Robberies

PHILIPSBURG — In a recent correspondence to the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has voiced his concerns regarding the alarming rise in armed robberies plaguing Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 06:21 PM

Mp Arrindell Urges Swift Action On Escalating Armed Robberies.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a recent correspondence to the Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, Member of Parliament Akeem Arrindell has voiced his concerns regarding the alarming rise in armed robberies plaguing Sint Maarten Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Dec 2023 12:08 AM

Ministry Of Justice Initiates Public Tender For Law Enforcement Institute In Cole Bay

The allocated property for the LEIS project is situated on Orange Grove Road, Cole Bay.

 

PHILIPSBURG--In a significant move towards enhancing law enforcement capabilities, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson has initiated a public tender for the design and development of a Law Enforcement Institute of St. Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
05 Dec 2023 12:07 AM

Climb Wins Bid For Educational Programme, Exams For Inmates

The results of the tender process were unveiled by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson (second from left) in a meeting attended by Acting Director of the prison and house of detention Henrietta Doran (second from right), alongside Yadira Boston and Delroy Pierre representing CLIMB.

PHILIPSBURG--St. Maarten Creative Leadershi Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
29 Nov 2023 02:57 PM

Info Session For National Career Fair Thursday At Govt. Building

PHILIPSBURG--Minister Plenipotentiary Rene Violenus and his cabinet have reached out to the Council of Ministers and the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) regarding one of their economic outreach activities that has the potential of contributing to De Nationale Carrirebeurs (National Career Fair). 

  Violenus personally initiated constructive discussions with the Dutch company Memory Group, the main company for the National Career Fair that promotes Working in the Caribbean. 

  The main goal is to mobilise the diaspora of St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
28 Nov 2023 08:10 PM

St. Maarten Hosts Initiative To Launch Platform For Caribbean Crime Analysts

Chief of Police John advocated transnational cooperation between data-driven law enforcement agencies exchanging information about criminal networks in the region.

 

SIMPSON BAY--Crime analysts from islands all over the Caribbean and from the Netherlands, France and Guyana, came to St. Maarten last week for a networking conference aimed at cooperation in the Caribbean region. Under the auspices of Minister of Justice Read more


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Source: SMN-News
27 Nov 2023 09:30 PM

Working In The Caribbean Information Session For The National Career Fair.

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):---  Minister Plenipotentiary, Rene Violenus, and his cabinet have reached out both to the Council of Ministers and the Sint Maarten Chamber of Commerce and Industry (COCI) regarding one of their economic outreach activities that has the potential of contributing to the labor market issue on Sint Maarten, namely De Nationale Carrirebeurs Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Nov 2023 02:55 PM

Official Outline For Campaign Material For January 11 2024 Parliamentary Elections

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Ministry of General Affairs alongside the Central Voting Bureau is pleased to update the public on the rules for political campaign material for the Parliamentary Elections slated for January 11, 2024.

The Minister of Justice of Sint Maarten, Honorable Anna Richardson recently announced that a general permit is granted concerning the placement of Political Campaign Material in Public Spaces with a view to the Elections of the interested political parties for the placement, installation, or possession of Political Campaign Material in Public Spaces during the period from 00:00 on November 22 to January 13, 2024.

This general permit is granted under the following conditions:

The instructions of the police regarding traffic safety and prevention of disorders regarding the placement of Political Campaign Material must be followed.For the sake of traffic safety, it is prohibited to place Political Campaign Material on roundabouts on the island or 10 meters before the start of roundabouts.Political Campaign Material must not impede or endanger traffic by placing it on or at Traffic Facilities.Political Campaign Material must not be placed:on top of Political Campaign Material from another political party.on or at the property of others without the owner's or user's permission.in a way that obstructs or makes public traffic unsafe; andwithin five (5) meters from the polling station, measured from the entrance.The content of Political Campaign Material must not be offensive in any way.The political party is liable for damage, nuisance, or inconvenience caused by or because of the placement or installation, as well as for the risk associated with any police measures regarding Political Campaign Material, and is obligated to remove the Political Campaign Material placed on public roads by January 13, 2024, at the latest.Political Campaign Material placed or installed by anyone other than a political party, on behalf of a specific political party, is deemed to have been placed by or on behalf of the latter party, pursuant to this permit, to the extent that this is the case in Public Spaces.The Minister can revoke the individual permit right to place Political Campaign Material from the political party that does not comply with the conditions of this general permit.In this general permit, the following terms are understood as:Public Spaces: all public roads as described in Article 1 sub i of the Traffic Regulation of Sint Maarten and all public places as described in article 1 sub b of the Public Manifestations Regulation.Political Campaign Material: all material in the broadest sense used for conducting a political campaign, including, but not limited to, posters, stickers, posters, signs, flags, brochures, and flyers.Traffic Facilities: the traffic signs and signals as described in Article 2 of the Traffic Regulation of Sint Maarten.Elections: the elections on January 11th, 2024, for the election of members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten.

This information was previously sent by the Minister of Justice to the political party leaders to ensure transparency Read more


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Source: SMN-News
12 Nov 2023 07:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  In a heartfelt appeal letter addressed to the Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, and co-copied by the council of ministers and the Parliament of Sint Maarten, Fabio Doralice, Interim President of the Haitian Association of Sint Maarten (HASMA), is urging the Government of Sint Maarten to temporarily halt the forced returns of Haitian nationals a midst the dire humanitarian crisis currently engulfing Haiti Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2023 11:50 PM

Ministry Of Justice Presents Draft Legislation For Passenger Identification Prior To Boarding

(From left to right) Senior Policy Advisor of Ministry of Justice Erling Hoeve, Head of Immigration Jocelyn Levenstone, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson and attorney Gerald de Jong

 

PHILIPSBURG--More than five years after it was deemed indispensable for Country St. Maarten, the Ministry of Justice has drafted legislation for the Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
01 Nov 2023 12:02 AM

Oranje School School Closed On Wednesday

Oranje School on Front Street.

~ Urgent measures for repairs and relocation to be implemented ~

FRONTSTREET--In an effort to prioritise the safety and well-being of pupils and faculty, Oranje School will undergo a one-day closure on Wednesday, November 1. The closure is necessary to carry out essential roof repairs, air-conditioning upgrades, and general maintenance.
The Minister of Justice made the announcement in a press release on Tuesday evening, highlighting the urgent need for electrical rewiring and repairs in some of the schools classrooms Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Oct 2023 08:47 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  Sint Maarten's Law Enforcement and Border Control gained an asset with the appointment of Mr. Jocelyn R. Levenstone as the new Head of Immigration. With a remarkable career spanning nearly 35 years in Law Enforcement, Coastguard operations, safety, and security management, Mr. Levenstone's diverse and extensive background positions him to lead the Immigration department into a new era of efficiency and effectiveness.

Levenstones journey began as a dedicated Police Officer at KPNA, where he served for eight years, specializing in law enforcement, crime prevention, investigation, and public safety, and as a key member of the Arrest Team.

Following this, Levenstone devoted fifteen years to the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard, where he amassed invaluable knowledge in Maritime Law, security, border control, search and rescue operations, and inter-agency collaboration Read more


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Source: SMN-News
15 Oct 2023 04:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Police Force announces that three of its officers are set to depart the island to undergo specialized training in Miami-Dade. These officers, in collaboration with counterparts from Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, will participate in a two-week training course to become certified "Driving Instructors." The purpose of this training is to equip these officers with advanced skills, enabling them to subsequently train our first responders effectively.

The Honorable Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson, extends heartfelt congratulations to these officers as they prepare to embark on this important training endeavor Read more


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Source: SMN-News
10 Oct 2023 08:25 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  The annual Police Week, serves to recognize and appreciate the unwavering dedication of the men and women who dedicate their lives as the vigilant guardians of our communities. A jubilant church service was rendered today at the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church on Front Street, which immediately followed a parade and luncheon at the Government Administration Building in Philipsburg.

This year's Police Week brings together esteemed members of the Police Korps from Aruba, Curacao, the BES Islands, and the Netherlands, fostering unity, collaboration, and the celebration of shared commitment to safety and security.

Today, this solemn gathering, paused to reflect on the pivotal role police officers play in their daily lives Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Oct 2023 04:04 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- What if I told you - that I am not the only guilty one?" asks 11-year-old actor Venndy Isaac in the new film What If I Told You?

Over the weekend, on Caribbean Youth Day, fifty students, ages 6 to 14, celebrated the premiere of the short film 'What If I Told You?' with their teachers, parents, supporters, and dignitaries. The film, written by teacher Rosan Hartley Gayle and acted by students of the MAC John A. Gumbs Campus (MAC JAG), touches on the importance of the support of parents, teachers, and the wider community in a child's development.

The script was first performed by students, including lead character Venndy, at a Spoken Word Competition at the Mens Mental Health Awareness event in May Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Oct 2023 11:07 AM

St. Maarten Needs Robust Anti-Counterfeiting Strategy, Richardson Says Pre-Conference

Simpson Bay Resort

PELICAN--Nike, Puma, LVMH, Chanel and Moet & Hennessy have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming second annual Anti-Counterfeit and Intellectual Property Protection Conference, scheduled to take place at the Simpson Bay Resort on October 19 and 20. The conference is hosted by Minister of Justice Anna Richards Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Oct 2023 12:17 AM

Upcoming Budget Amendment Presentation Crucial For Ministry Of Justice Function Book

Minister of Justice Anna Richardson (third from left) and her team in the House of Parliament on Friday.

 

PHILIPSBURG--The Ministry of Justices Function Book awaits enactment by National Decree, Justice Minister Anna Richardson informed on Friday Read more


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