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PUBLIC NOTICE: CERTIFICATE OF CONDUCT APPLICATION DELAYS Community Continue Reading May 14, 2021 Amendment for regulating overtime pay to officers Police, Public Information Philipsburg – On Thursday, April 29, 2021, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson held a meeting with the Chief of Police Force, Mr. Carl John, and Attorney at Law, Ms. Peggy-Ann Brandon, to discuss the topic of regulating Continue Reading May 4, 2021 A Safer Community, Together! Community, Public Information In April 2021, discussions were opened by the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson with community council representatives regarding the safety and security of community residents. These discussions were held to identify issues that are being experienced in the Continue Reading May 1, 2021 Immigration law & policy information session Community, Immigration INFORMATION IS POWER! Since taking office, the Honorable Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson, has made a commitment to address all matters related to immigration management on Sint Maarten. On Thursday, April 29th, 2021, a Ministerial Decree was officially put into Continue Reading May 1, 2021 Amended Immigration Policy St. Maarten Immigration On Thursday, April 29th 2021, the Minister of Justice published, in the National Gazette (‘Landscourant’), a Ministerial Decree that constitutes a number of enhancements to the Guidelines of 2012 (‘Richtlijnen 2012’) pertaining to the application of the National Ordinance on Continue Reading April 29, 2021 Vacancy: Programma Manager M/V Prison Programmamanager Strafgevangenis en Huis van Bewaring Pointe Blanche, Ministerie van Justitie Sint Maarten   Achtergrond: Sinds 10 oktober 2010 is Sint Maarten een autonoom land binnen het Koninkrijk en heeft Sint Maarten een eigen verantwoordelijkheid voor de rechtshandhaving gekregen, inclusief het gevangeniswezen. Continue Reading April 29, 2021 Minister of Justice supports growth opportunities for inmates Prison Philipsburg – On Monday, April 26th, 2021, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson, along with her support staff, met with the Director of the Foundation Judicial Institutes Sint Maarten (SJIB), Ms. Cynthia Filemon and Managing Director of Projects, Continue Reading April 26, 2021 Vacancy: SECRETARIS-GENERAAL (m/v) Community, Opportunities, Public Information De overheid van Sint Maarten is op zoek naar professionals die een actieve bijdrage willen leveren aan de ontwikkeling van het land. In het bijzonder is het ministerie van Justitie op zoek naar een:  SECRETARIS-GENERAAL (m/v) Doelstelling en organisatie: Veiligheid en de openbare Continue Reading April 22, 2021 Minister of Justice opens dialogue with District Community Community, Public Information Philipsburg - In an effort to facilitate and empower all districts on the island, the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson, has opened discussions with the various Community Council representatives to address safety and security issues that are being Continue Reading April 19, 2021 Vacancy for: Prison Director Community, Prison With the purpose of rebuilding the prison system, including the construction of a new prison and house of detention, the Ministry of Justice is seeking to appoint a director for a period of, in principle, three years that has a Continue Reading April 18, 2021 Sint Maarten welcomes over 100 evacuees from Saint Vincent Community, Public Information For onward travel---   Philipsburg – On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the management of Port St. Maarten welcomed 159 passengers aboard the Celebrity Reflection cruise ship who were evacuated from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines due to the eruption of La Soufriére Continue Reading April 18, 2021 Minister of Justice meets with mental health entities Community, Public Information Philipsburg - On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021, representatives of various entities responsible for the treatment & care of persons with mental health concerns on the island met at the request of the Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson. The Continue Reading April 8, 2021 PUBLIC NOTICE Community, Immigration, Public Information The Immigration Department hereby wishes to inform the public that all efforts are currently being made to diligently process every application. Nevertheless, the following should be taken into account;   According to article 2.9 from the Richtlijnen 2012, “the length of Continue Reading April 8, 2021 Government to establish inter-ministerial covenant Police Philipsburg – On Friday 27th, 2021, the Ministries of Justice, VSA and TEATT met to lay the foundation of establishing a working agreement or covenant to tackle the various loopholes used to defraud the system to acquire certain things like Continue Reading March 30, 2021 Minister of Justice celebrates one year tenure Community, Public Information Minister of Justice, Ms. Anna E. Richardson, celebrates one year tenure: Not a celebration that the work is over, but a celebration for stability to continue serving the people of Sint Maarten.   Philipsburg – On March 28th 2020, His Excellency, the Continue Reading March 28, 2021 The Minister of Justice launches Justice Sector Essay Contest Community THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE LAUNCHES JUSTICE SECTOR ESSAY CONTEST   In an effort to introduce secondary students to the criminal justice sector on Sint Maarten, the Honorable  Minister of Justice, Anna E. Richardson, has invited secondary schools to participate in the Justice Continue Reading March 26, 2021 Court confirms existing case in ‘acting’ functions Civil Servants On Monday, March 15th, the Court in Civil Servants Matters rejected the claim of a police officer who claimed a right to be appointed as the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice, based on having acted in that position for Continue Reading March 22, 2021 Coast Guard Recruitment Day Coast Guard, Public Information Continue Reading March 17, 2021 Minister of Justice brings clarity to statements made by NAPB Union Public Information, Union Philipsburg – Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson took note of an article that was published by the Police Union (NAPB) on March 4, 2021. After a decade of not having a Function book in place for the Ministry of Continue Reading March 10, 2021 Public Notice Immigration, Public Information PUBLIC NOTICE The Immigration Department hereby wishes to inform the members of the public, that due to the upgrading of the phone systems, it will be difficult to contact the department via the telephone lines. We apologize for any inconvenience. Therefore, we hereby strong urge Continue Reading March 9, 2021 Happy International Women's Day International Women's Day Happy International Womens Dayhttps://youtu.be/oPCkNXV_Fdc Continue Reading March 8, 2021 Fraudulent acts from residence permit Immigration Justice Minister Anna Richardson in Parliament on Wednesday. ~ To do away with paper permits, issue cards instead ~ PHILIPSBURG--Submitting applications from bankrupt and non-operational companies, providing falsified tax forms and presenting job letters from inoperative companies and companies where the applicant never worked, Continue Reading March 4, 2021 Border Protection & Mobile Unit Immigration ** Border Protection & Mobile Unit officially returned to Immigration and Border Protection Services **March 1st, 2021, marks the Border Protection and Mobile Unit's return to the management of Immigration and Border Protection Services (IBP). The Border Protection & Mobile Unit Continue Reading March 2, 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Uncategorized There's no excuse for domestic violence! https://youtu.be/pGhbVOY1fBE Continue Reading January 15, 2021 Minister of Justice has first meeting with Integrity Chamber Integrity Chamber PHILIPSBURG – On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson and her support staff met with the Integrity Chamber Sint Maarten for an introductory meeting. Representing the independent administrative bodies were Integrity Chamber member Rafael Continue Reading January 12, 2021 * 2020 Ends on a positive note for inmates at Pointe Blanche prison* Prison On Wednesday December 30th, 2020 the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson, handed over three brand new computers to the staff and management of the Pointe Blanche prison. The computers were received from SBIR (Stichting Beheer ICT Rechtshandhaving) who Continue Reading December 31, 2020 Merry Christmas Holiday Continue Reading December 24, 2020 Ministry of Justice draft Function Books Completed, sent to CCSU Function Books Upon taking office in March of this year, Minister of Justice the Hon. Anna E. Richardson made the Ministry of Justice Function Books her number one priority. Minister Richardson set a target goal to have the internal handling of the Continue Reading December 22, 2020 Mobile Unit to return to Immigration Department Immigration On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, Minister of Justice the Honorable Anna E. Richardson held a meeting with the Chief of Police Carl John to formally advise him that after thorough review of the relevant laws and with careful consideration, the Continue Reading December 3, 2020 Upcoming high season Community, Police During this upcoming high season, the Community Police Officers (CPO) will be going into the different neighborhoods, assigned to them, to identify any underlying issues within each community. The intentions are to report all findings to the police organization in Continue Reading December 2, 2020

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