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Source: SMN-News
13 Jan 2021 11:23 AM

Residency Permits Policy Was Not Changed Or Amended.

~ Minister getting rid of foreigners thru backdoor says attorneys.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- In response to queries regarding the residency permit policy that is being executed by the IND at the Ministry of Justice, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson said on Wednesday at the Council of Ministers press briefing that the policy that was established in 2012 has not changed or amended.
Minister Richardson said the policy was not properly enforced in the past and that it is her responsibility as the current Minister of Justice to ensure that the policies in place are fully enforced Read more


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Source: SMN-News
31 Jan 2020 02:24 PM

Young Mother Remains Terrified By Tow Truck Experience, Says She Wants Justice.

~ There is no policy and or legislation for the towing of vehicles. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- A young mother and teacher of one of the islands high schools remain terrified from the experience she had with a tow truck driver. Humera Alam told SMN News that in February 2018 she parked her vehicle on Emma Plein across from Jump Up Casino and went to a coffee lounge with her then three-month-old baby and her mother who was visiting the island.
Alam said upon her return where her vehicle was parked, she could not find the vehicle and had to walk to the police station to see if the police ordered her vehicle towed Read more


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Source: SMN-News
09 Aug 2017 01:17 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman made clear on Wednesday that he will stand by his statements when he said the Justice Academy was not established. The Minister said that indeed the former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan and Roland Tuitt went to notary Mingo to register the Justice Academy as a foundation and while the articles of incorporated were drafted the process was not finalized Read more


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Source: SMN-News
02 Aug 2017 01:00 PM

Duncan says Justice Minister should do proper research.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman confirmed on Wednesday that the Justice Academy is not a registered entity within the Justice Ministry. Minister Boasman was asked by SMN News to clarify his statements on the establishment of the Justice Academy. Asked if the diplomas issued from the institution of the years are valid and are recognized the Minister said that the establishment of the institution has nothing to do with the diplomas since the curriculum that are followed are from recognized institution Read more


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Source: 721 News
07 Apr 2017 04:01 PM

Laville-Appeal Postponed Until June

Source: Today Newspaper

GREAT BAY – The appeal hearing of former Member of Parliament Romain Laville was postponed until June 8 yesterday. In the meantime, the court wants to hear former Justice Minister Roland Duncan at the Judge of Instruction as a witness in this case.

On august 24 of last year, the court in first Instance sentenced Laville to a 1-month suspended jail sentence for firearm possession, but it acquitted him of making threats against former MP Jules James and against steel pan icon Isidore York.

Members of the National Detective Agency arrested Laville on March 26, 2015 at him home, Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
07 Apr 2017 07:27 AM

Former Justice Minister Duncan Witness In Laville’S Appeal Case

PHILIPSBURG--The hearing in the appeal against former Member of Parliament (MP) Romain Laville has been postponed until June 8. The investigation has been referred back to the Investigative Judge to hear former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan as a witness.

Laville was convicted by the Court of First Instance on August 24, 2016, to a suspended prison sentence of one month, on two years’ probation.

He was acquitted of two charges of threat in the so-called “Zeepaard” and “Sardine” investigations Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Apr 2017 04:59 PM

Former Minister Of Justice Roland Duncan To Be Heard In Laville Criminal Case. Case Referred Back To Investigating Judge

PHILIPSBURG:--- The criminal proceedings in the appeal case against former Member of Parliament R.L. have been postponed June 8, 2017. Meanwhile, the investigation has been referred back to the investigative judge to hear former minister of justice Roland Duncan as a witness.
Former Member of Parliament, R.L. was convicted by the Court of First Instance on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, to 1 month in jail fully suspended Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Apr 2017 06:11 PM

El Propietario De Casino Detenido Francesco Corallo Ha Dicho: “Un Día Seré Absuelto”

Por Hilbert Haar (periódico Today)

Traducido por Máximo Castro

GREAT BAY.- Tras el paso del día, el propietario de casino, Francesco Corallo habrá pasado 111 días en una celda de la estación de policía de Philipsburg. La cantidad de días en cautiverio significan unas 2.664 horas. Cada día se le permite salir de la celda durante una hora – 30 minutos en la mañana y 30 minutos en la tarde. Es decir, que ha permanecido 2.553 horas mirando fijamente las paredes, preguntándose quizás por tiene que estar pasando por esta situación Read more


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Source: 721 News
04 Apr 2017 03:40 PM

Detained Casino Owner Francesco Corallo: “One Day I Will Be Acquitted”

By Hilbert Haar (Today Newspaper)

GREAT BAY – When de sun goes down today, casino owner Francesco Corallo will have spent 111 days in a cell of the House of Detention at the police station in Philipsburg. That’s 2,664 hours. Each day he is let out of cell for an hour – 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon. That leaves 2,553 hours of staring at the walls and wondering why on earth he has to be there.

On Friday morning I got access to Corallo – also for thirty minutes, after a battle with the bureaucracy that took more than six weeks and ended with a lawsuit against Minister of Justice Rafael Boasman and interim prison director Steven Carty that would have played out in court on the same morning if Minister Boasman has not made the arrangement two days earlier to accommodate my visit.

A police officer guided me to the back of the police station – the part of the building that faces the Pondfill Road – where the cells of the House of Detention are located Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Nov 2016 06:13 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- We commend Prime Minster, William Marlin, for insisting that the Oyster Pond border dispute be brought to our Parliament which is indeed the direct representative of the people of Sint Maarten. After presenting the problem to Parliament his proposal should have been to request parliament to invoke article 67 of the State Regulation (Constitution) as suggested by MP Sarah Wescott-Williams Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Sep 2016 06:35 PM

Jci Live Parliamentary Procedures Training

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - JCI LIVE Soualiga, a local chapter of the worldwide leadership training organization called Junior Chamber International, is continuously contributing to the development of our community through their sustainable projects.

On Saturday the 10th of September 2016 JCI LIVE Soualiga hosted a fundraiser in the form of a training on parliamentary procedures.

This training was given by former Prime Minister and JCI senator Mr. Marcel Gumbs and former Minister of Justice who is also a JCI senator Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
21 Sep 2016 06:23 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- JCI LIVE Soualiga, a local chapter of the worldwide leadership training organization called Junior Chamber International, is continuously contributing to the development of our community through their sustainable projects. On Saturday the 10th of September 2016 JCI LIVE Soualiga hosted a fundraiser in the form of a training on parliamentary procedures. This training was given by former Prime Minister and JCI senator Mr. Marcel Gumbs and former Minister of Justice who is also a JCI senator Mr Read more


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Source: SMN-News
23 Jun 2016 10:29 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Questions are being raised now that the agreement the Windward Islands Civil Servants and the Private Sector Union (WICSU/PSU signed with Maho Hotel Operations B.V. surfaced, a document workers of Maho Hotel Operations B.V and members of the WICSU/PSU did not see even though a representative of WICSU/PSU Juilia Solagnier signed on behalf of the workers.
Some 40 employees of the company working at Casino Royale refused to sign the agreement that is now termed as a transfer agreement Read more


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Source: Today SXM
18 Apr 2016 04:25 PM

Hypnotic Brothel Under Fire

Sign of the Hypnotic brothel in Sucker Garden. Photo Today / Hilbert Haar

Permit holder demands payment

St. Maarten News / By Hilbert Haar – “Duncan, Duncan, Duncan. I am not the defendant here, I stand here as an attorney for my clients,” former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan muttered yesterday morning during the handling of a lawsuit Richbenzwan NV initiated against Hypnotic Hotel and Entertainment, JMC Investments and Holdings NV and Mayoline Joan Peterson, the director of the Hypnotic brothel in Sucker Garden.

Richbenzwan holds the permit for the Seaman’s Club that has now been renamed Hypnotic Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Mar 2016 10:46 PM

Exclusive:- Shake Up In Justice Ministry ---Ruben Thompson Slated To Be Appointed Secretary General Of Justice.

Udo Aaron position in Limbo.

PHILIPSBURG: --- A major shake-up is expected to take place in the Ministry of Justice as early as next week. SMN News have been reliably informed that former head of Central Government information service Stanley Kwidama will be appointed Chef of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Justice In 2018 Kwidama was appointed temporarily at the disposal of the Antillean Prime Minister as quarter master to assist St. Maarten in receiving the Justice entity prior to St. Maarten achieving its country status.
While Irene Simmons will be appointed Human Resources manager and Ruben Thompson will be appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice Read more


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Source: 721 News
03 Mar 2016 10:05 PM

El Oficial Mayor De La Policía Ashwin Martina Gana Caso De Apelación

Traducido por Máximo Castro

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.– Después de ser despedido por el ex ministro de Justicia Roland Duncan hace casi cuatro años, Ashwin Martina ahora puede llamarse a sí mismo de nuevo, oficial de la policía.

Duncan había suspendido Martina el 13 de julio de 2011, en relación con la supuesta investigación de algunos incidentes que tuvieron lugar en abril de 2010, enero de 2011 y julio de 2011 Read more


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Source: SMN-News
06 Feb 2016 04:09 PM

Director Of Immigration Udo Aaron Refuses To Meet With Minister Of Justice To Update Him On The Controls Done At Maho.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Council of Ministers and the Members of Parliament that formed the current coalition is at loss regarding the controls done at Maho on Thursday. According to information reaching SMN News Maho group of companies dispatched a number of letters on Friday to the Council of Ministers including various politicians expressing outrage, and frustration due to raids that was conducted at around 6:30pm on Thursday. Based on information SMN News gathered the inspectors from the labor department, immigration and police closed down the casino in order to control all the workers that were working at the time Read more


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Source: Today SXM
24 Nov 2015 06:12 PM

Mp Johan Leonard About The Cause Of Ship Jumping: Our Party Leaders Blatantly Disrespect Their Members

MP Heyliger is still smiling after the severe criticism from his fellow-faction member Johan Leonard (left). Photo Today / Milton Pieters

St. Maarten – The attitude of party leaders is the main reason for ship jumping, United People’s party MP Johan Leonard said yesterday morning in an unexpected sharp attack on UP-leader Theo Heyliger Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
30 Oct 2015 12:04 AM

Mp Lake Says People Relieved With Gumbs Cabinet’S Resignation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Independent Member of Parliament (MP) Maurice Lake says he welcomes the resignation of the Marcel Gumbs Cabinet and the making of the way for the new cabinet to be installed.
“It is good they have finally tendered their resignations on Wednesday and will stop embarrassing themselves by not following the rules and making mockery of our Constitution Read more

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Source: SMN-News
24 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Gumbs cabinet expected to submit their resignation on Wednesday next week.

>PHILIPSBURG:--- Reliable information reaching SMN News states that the ousted Prime Minister of St. Maarten Marcel Gumbs will be taking in the resignation of his cabinet latest Wednesday next week.
It is not yet known why the Prime Minister and the other Ministers making up his cabinet choose to stay a few more days in office after being notified of the Governor’s final decision on Wednesday.
SMN News could not reach Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs on Friday for a confirmation on whether or not he will submit the resignation of his cabinet or if he will wait for the police to knock on the doors of the Ministers to remove them from office forcefully.
Former Minister of Constitutional Affairs and also former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan told SMN News that the Gumbs cabinet has committed a criminal act and they can be held accountable for their actions Read more

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Source: SMN-News
23 Oct 2015 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:---- The new coalition in parliament or the governor of St. Maarten should seriously consider filing a criminal complaint against the ministers based on the "ley Suzy" law says former Minister of Constitutional Affairs and former Minister of Justice Roland Duncan.
Duncan said this is an article of the Criminal Code that states if a Minister deliberately acts or omits against better knowledge he/she is acting criminally Read more

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Source: SMN-News
19 Oct 2015 06:22 AM
>PHILIPSBURG:--- Today our young island nation is in a constitutional crisis because of the different interpretations of articles #33 and #59 of our constitution. The Council of Ministers has requested the opinions of various Dutch constitutional experts from the Hague. Our governor has taken the high road and requested three judges to provide an advice on this political impasse in five working days. We don’t know if the eight majority in the parliament of St. Maarten has acquired advice from any legal minds locally or from the Hague.
What bothers me is that time after time our elected officials especially those supporting the Council of Ministers have ridiculed the same Dutch for meddling in our internal affairs Read more

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Source: The Daily Herald
17 Oct 2015 06:22 AM

Focus needs to be on fighting crime & helping unemployed

Dear Editor,

With all of the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the issues affecting our economy and neighbourhoods, especially with the spate of crime on the island.

Education is key to fighting crime by starting with the young generation, by teaching them morals and values within the school system. We have a lot of houses but few homes in the community and we need to get back to basics where it concerns fighting crime, but also preventing crime on this island by improving our rehabilitation centre where young prisoners, when released early from jail, work them slowly back into the community so they can be productive citizens within society again.

Prison is becoming like a merry go around for a lot of youngsters where they come out and go right back to crime and then back to prison Read more


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Source: SMN-News
17 Oct 2015 06:22 AM
>ST. PETERS:---- “With all the political situation on the island, we can't lose focus on some of the issues affecting our economy and neighbourhoods especially with the spate of crime on the island.
“Education is key to fighting crime by starting with the young generation by teaching them morals and values within the school system. We have a lot of houses but few homes in the community, and we need to get back to basics where it concerns fighting crime, but also preventing crime on this island by improving our rehabilitation center where young prisoners when released early from jail, work them slowly back into the community so they can be productive citizens within society again.
“Prison is becoming like a merry go around for a lot of youngsters where they come out and go right back to crime and the back to prison Read more

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