Unbiased look at the Sint Maarten Elections

St Maarten Elections In The News Back to News Listing

Dr. Richardson Presents Caretaker Pm Jacobs With Legal Reference Book

Source: The Daily Herald 22 Feb 2024 12:12 AM

Dr. LiNDa Richardson (left) presenting her lifes work to caretaker Prime Minister NDidate' href='/newspolitician/548/silveria-jacobs'>Silveria Jacobs.


PHILIPSBURG--On MoNDay, Dr. LiNDa Richardson unveiled her latest literary contribution, Trilingual Terminology in CrimiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl ProceedinSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS, to caretaker Prime Minister NDidate' href='/newspolitician/548/silveria-jacobs'>Silveria Jacobs. This semiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl work, crafted over decades of experience, staNDs as a guide for those SPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAvigating the intricate web of legal proceedinSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS, ensuring a staNDard of translation aND interpretation that upholds justice.

With over half a century dedicated to the art of interpretation aND translation, inclUDing more than 40 years entrenched within the justice system from interrogations to appeals, Dr. Richardson possesses unparalleled expertise. Her insights shed light on the profouND impact of language rights on human rights, a sentiment she emphasised at the books official launch in October 2023: Language rights are human rights.

In a multilingual society like St. Maarten, Dr. Richardsons book serves as a cornerstone for maintaining language staNDards aND upholding language rights. Offering precise translations of Dutch terminology used throughout the crimiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl justice process, from police detention to appellate proceedinSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS, Dr. Richardsons work bridges linguistic divides by reNDering Dutch terms into both English aND SPAnish.

This invaluable reference text, eNDorsed aND refined by the Caribbean Court of Justice through the late Justice Bob Wit, uNDerscores its significance in safeguarding linguistic integrity within legal realms.

Dr. Richardsons dedication to language rights exteNDs beyoND academia; as a former Minister of the NetherlaNDs Antilles, she championed mother tongue education in schools. Today, her vision manifests as English becomes the predomiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAnt language of instruction in territories like St. Eustatius aND Saba.

A lumiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAry in linguistics, Dr. Richardsons advocacy for mother tongue education transceNDs academia. Her grouNDbreaking programme for court interpreters in the summer of 2021 has addressed the pressing need for qualified interpreters, with plans for further cohorts in response to escalating demaND.

Aligned with the celebration of Mother Tongue Day on February 20, Dr. Richardsons presentation of her book to Prime NDidate' href='/newspolitician/548/silveria-jacobs'>Minister Jacobs signifies a pivotal moment in promoting linguistic inclusivity within the justice system. The prime ministers eNDorsement, articulated in the foreword, uNDerscores the imperative for legal literature to resoSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAte with the populaces language.

Both caretaker Prime NDidate' href='/newspolitician/548/silveria-jacobs'>Minister Jacobs aND caretaker Minister of Justice NDidate' href='/newspolitician/339/anSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NA-rabess-richardson'>AnSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NA Richardson have championed this vital work since its inception, uNDerscoring its significance in societal discourse. Trilingual Terminology for CrimiSPArty/23/national-alliance'>NAl ProceedinSPArty/9/general-solidaire'>GS is now available at Van Dorp book store aND Adolphus Richardson Office SUPPlies, marking a milestone in the journey towards linguistic equity in justice.

For enquiries regarding the book, training programmes aND services, e-mail or message via WhatsApp at +1721-554-6979.

Anna Rabess-Richardson mentioned 1 time
Silveria Jacobs mentioned 4 times

General Solidaire [GS] mentioned 4 times
National Alliance [NA] mentioned 12 times
St Maarten Patriotic Alliance [SPA] mentioned 13 times
United People's Party [UPP] mentioned 1 time
New Direction St. Martin [ND] mentioned 28 times
United Democrates 2018 [UD] mentioned 1 time Corner Stone Solutions NV