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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 Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogue Function Books, Union Minister of Justice and Unions engage in productive dialogueOn Friday, November 20th, 2020, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson hosted a meeting with Unions representing members within law enforcement to discuss various pressing matters.After receiving word that the Continue Reading November 20, 2020 Nuisance and criminal behavior by truant students Students The signed Decision of the Minister of Justice the Honorable Anna E. Richardson to designate an area of strict enforcement regarding nuisance and criminal behavior by truant students and loitering youth Continue Reading November 18, 2020 The court in Civil Servants Matters regarding several police officers. Civil Servants, Function Books ** Ministry of Justice disappointed by allegations made in the media related to Monday’s ruling **The Ministry of Justice has taken note of a report in the press related to Monday’s rulings of the Court in Civil Servants Matters regarding Continue Reading November 18, 2020 Project Group to Move Forward with the Function Books Process Function Books Philipsburg – The Project Group Function Books Ministry of Justice, established by Ministerial Decree, held its kick-off meeting on Friday, September 4th, 2020, at the Government Administration Building, with all its members and support staff in attendance. The Project Group Continue Reading September 8, 2020 Commence bid for electronic ankle bracelets Prison Earlier this year, on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020, a covenant was signed between the Ministry of Justice, the Prosecutor’s Office, the St. Maarten Police Force (KPSM), and Foundation Judicial Institute St. Maarten (SJIB) in order to facilitate electronic monitoring (EM) Continue Reading September 4, 2020 CFATF CFATF The Minister of Justice has received a letter from the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) on July 24th, 2020, indicating that St. Maarten has successfully completed the Third-Round of Mutual Evaluations. The CFATF extended congratulations to St. Maarten for Continue Reading July 30, 2020 Function Books Function Books Philipsburg – Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, updates on the status of the function books to keep all stakeholders informed. A letter has been sent to the Council of Advice requesting an update on the timeline for the delivery of Continue Reading July 4, 2020

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