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Source: 721 News
08 Jun 2021 11:04 AM

Attorney-General To Hold Introductory Meetings In Sint Maarten

Mr. Ton Maan, Attorney-General of Curaao and St. Maarten, and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Attorney-General of Curaao and St. Maarten, and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Mr. Ton Maan, will hold introductory meetings on Sint Maarten as of Monday, June 7, 2021.

The Attorney-General arrived on Sint Maarten Sunday afternoon.

The Attorney-General took up his post as of April 1, but has been unable to conduct in-person meetings on Sint Maarten earlier due to the COVID-19-related lockdown in Curaao and the resulting border closure between Sint Maarten and Curaao.

The Attorney-General is scheduled to hold in-person introductory meetings with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, Justice Minister Anna Richardson, and other partners in the justice chain Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
06 Jun 2021 11:39 PM

First Passenger Cruise In 15 Months Set Sail On Saturday

Government officials pose for a group photo on Saturday while cruise ship Celebrity Millennium takes on passengers. From left: VSA Minister Omar Ottley, ECYS Minister Rodolphe Samuel, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Justice Minister Anna Richardson, Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs, TEATT Minister Ludmila de Weever, Finance Minister Ardwell Irion, and MP George Pantophlet Read more


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Source: SMN-News
05 Jun 2021 01:37 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- St. Maarten had much to celebrate on Saturday morning as the island made history by beginning Homeporting for cruise lines. The first cruise line that opted to begin their Caribbean cruise from St. Maarten is Celebrity.
Among those that attended the historic ceremony were Members of Parliament Grisha Heyliger Marten, Mellissa Gumbs with Ministers of Education Rodolphe Samuel, Minister of Health Omar Ottley, Minister of Finance Ardwell Irion, Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, Minister of Economic Affairs Ludmilla de Weever, and Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
27 May 2021 12:01 AM

Price Tag For New Prison Set At $39M In Unops Proposal

PHILIPSBURG--The price tag for the new prison is US $39 million in the latest proposal by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Justice Minister Anna Richardson told Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
25 May 2021 10:42 AM

Richardson Meets With Customs To Discuss Improving Operations

A photo taken during the working visit.

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson recently met with St. Maarten Customs head Anthony Doran and high-ranking Customs officials Franklin Bernadina and Otto de Vries to discuss the agencys operations and finances.

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Source: The Daily Herald
23 May 2021 11:24 PM

Justice Function Books Under Review By Advisory Council

PHILIPSBURG--The function books for the entire Justice Ministry were approved by the Council of Ministers and have been sent to the Advisory Council for review, said Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Sunday.

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Source: 721 News
13 May 2021 12:33 PM

Kpsm Officers Graduate, Class Of 2015 (Bpo-2)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — On Friday, May 7, 2021, 15 police officers from the Class of 2015 attended their graduation ceremony held in front of the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg.

The graduation was attended to by His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten Drs. Eugene Holiday, Prime minister the Honorable Silveria Jacobs and the Minister of Justice the honorable Anna Richardson, Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol, government officials and department heads, representatives of several local associations and communities, colleagues, family members and friends.

Police Chief Carl John, the police management team and representatives from the Nederlands Politie Academy (N.P.A.) proudly congratulated all of the graduates for their academic achievements and expressed sincere thanks to the family-members for the support they have given them while they were in training.

KPSM continues to train its personnel to the highest level possible to give the foundation on which to build a carrier offering the highest level of professional police service Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
07 May 2021 09:45 PM

Kpsm Officers Graduate, Class Of 2015 (Bpo-2)

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – On Friday, May 7, 2021, 15 police officers from the Class of 2015 attended their graduation ceremony held in front of the Police Head Quarters in Philipsburg.

The graduation was attended to by His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten Drs. Eugene Holiday, Prime minister the Honorable Silveria Jacobs and the Minister of Justice the honorable  Anna Richardson,  Chief Prosecutor Mirjam Mol, government officials and department heads, representatives of several local associations and communities, colleagues, family members and friends.

Police Chief Carl John, the police management team and representatives from the Nederlands Politie Academy (N.P.A.) proudly congratulated all of the graduates for their academic achievements and expressed sincere thanks to the family-members for the support they have given them while they were in training. 

KPSM continues to train its personnel to the highest level possible to give the foundation on which to build a carrier offering the highest level of professional police service Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 May 2021 12:03 AM

Residency Permit Requirements Amended Slightly In New Decree

PHILIPSBURG--The requirements to qualify for a residence permit have been amended slightly in a ministerial decree issued by Justice Minister Anna Richardson on Thursday, April 29.

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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 May 2021 10:13 PM

Amendment For Regulating Overtime Pay To Officers Made A Point Of Action By Minister Of Justice Anna Richardson

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 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 overtime compensation for both the Police and Immigration Officers.

The objective of the meeting was to identify the obstacles being faced with the current protocol and to explore the steps needed to be taken to ensure that the officers of the KPSM and the Immigration and Border Protection Services(IBPS)are fairly compensated for overtime hours.

The meeting held last week was requested by Minister Richardson as a follow-up to the phase one approach aimed at tackling the matter of overtime compensation.

Upon taking office, Minister Richardson immediately focused on taking steps and measures to regulate all aspects of concern within the Ministry of Justice Read more


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Source: SMN-News
14 Apr 2021 01:06 PM

Jacobs Cabinet Satisfied With Its Performance But Believed More Could Have Been Done If Not Pressured By The Netherlands.

~Young Ministers also have challenges but are on the right track.~

PHILIPSBURG:--- Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs believes that her young cabinet members are doing fairly well despite the pressure they faced from the Netherlands to obtain liquidity support. The Prime Minister was responding to questions posed by SMN News regarding how satisfied they are with their performance since entering office. Jacobs said that her cabinet took office during challenging times as the island was now recovering from Hurricane Irma when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Jacobs said on March 28th, 2021 her government celebrated one year in office and everyone knows that her government has the youngest members of the Council of Ministers in the countrys history as such innovations and finding solutions are the key changes she noted Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
23 Mar 2021 01:28 AM

Successful Second Edition Of The Coast Guard Recruitment Day

SIMPSON BAY, Sint Maarten – The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard would like to thank the community of St. Maarten for attending the second edition of the recruitment day held last Saturday.

For the day, the Coast Guard opened her doors to all St. Maarten youngsters interested in becoming a Coast Guard officer. Many youngsters with their parents and guardians braved the torrential downpours and gusting winds that day and received information and were able to speak with Coast Guard officers about their work Read more


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Source: SMN-News
22 Mar 2021 09:41 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard would like to thank the community of St. Maarten for attending the second edition of the recruitment day held last Saturday. For the day, the Coast Guard opened her doors to all St. Maarten youngsters interested in becoming a Coast Guard officer. Many youngsters with their parents and guardians braved the torrential downpours and gusting winds that day and received information and were able to speak with Coast Guard officers about their work. Some youngsters even faced a challenge set up to measure their physical fitness.

The day started at 10 AM at lasted until 1 PM with different stands where both boys and girls could receive useful information about the Coast Guard training Read more


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Source: SMN-News
19 Mar 2021 10:11 AM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Detectives arrested Officer Fabian Perez-Torres early Friday morning as they continue to probe the investigation of the stolen vehicles that were upgraded by Minister of Justice Anna Richardson after SMN News published a string of articles regarding stolen vehicles on St. Maarten/ St. Martin.
Officer Fabian Perez-Torres a national of Curacao and Chille was fingered by Franklin Brison in mid-2020 when his vehicle was stolen and Perez-Torres was seen driving the vehicle on numerous occasions with one license plate Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
09 Mar 2021 11:38 PM

Richardson: Napb Does Not Have A Right To Collective Bargaining With Government

PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Anna Richardson shot back on Tuesday at statements made by police union NAPB St. Maarten last week, saying she does not acknowledge the unions rights to collective bargaining with government on employee issues.

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Source: SMN-News
05 Mar 2021 01:50 PM

Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform / Sint Maarten Consumers Coalition.

Topic 1: SMCC - Seniors citizens once more without timely payment of their old age pensions.

Topic 2: SMCC - Seniors receiving cut in AOV pension from former Netherlands Antilles entitled to refund!

Topic 3: SMAPP - Minister of Justice continues disrespecting workers rights of NAPB members in Justice!

Topic 4. SMAPP - CCSU members did not approve changes in function books proposed by the Minister of Justice

Topic 5: SMCC - Occupational Health and Safety Issues at Police Station Philipsburg still unresolved

Topic 1: Seniors citizens once more without timely payment of their old age pensions.

               It was in January of this year that as co-coordinator of the anti-poverty platform representing the seniors and pensioners in the platform we denounced the fact, that since the old age pension maximum was increased as per July 1, 2020, the seniors did not get their pension increase.

Only after our cry out on behalf of the seniors SZV came out with an announcement that depending on the bank of the pensioner, payments could be expected as soon as the last week in January Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
04 Mar 2021 01:06 AM

Team Encounters Range Of Fraudulent Acts From Residence Permit Applicants

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 applican Read more


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Source: SXMIslandTime
03 Mar 2021 07:25 PM

Mp Buncamper Applauds Minister Of Justice For Officially Bringing Back The Border Protection Under The Ibps

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – “Let me publicly congratulate you (The Minister of Justice) for getting the process of the IBPS (Immigration and Border Protection Service) in its final stages.

is how MP Buncamper started his speech on the floor of parliament in Wednesdays meeting with the Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson.

I know that some people may be disappointed with the change but we must execute the law based on the LIOL (National Order of Governments structure) Buncamper stated.

The MP went on to say that This department has its work cut out for it as the immigration issue is a serious one and we must deal with it humanly, but yet firmly.

The UNICEF report, that addresses the abuse of persons bringing their families to St Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Mar 2021 05:27 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Let me publicly congratulate you (The Minister of Justice) for getting the process of the IBPS (Immigration and Border Protection Service) in its final stages.
is how MP Buncamper started his speech on the floor of parliament in Wednesdays meeting with the Minister of Justice, Anna Richardson.
I know that some people may be disappointed with the change but we must execute the law based on the LIOL (National Order of Governments structure) Buncamper stated Read more


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Source: SMN-News
03 Mar 2021 01:12 PM

Minister Of Justice Advised To Collaborate With Other Ministries With The Overhaul Of Residency Permits Policy.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Minister of Justice Anna Richardson appeared in the parliament on Wednesday and made a detailed presentation to the justice committee of parliament was told that while she took the bull by its horns to deal with the immigration situation on St. Maarten she must collaborate with the other ministries before writing such a detailed policy.
Questions were raised about the concubine agreement that has been using and accepted on St Read more


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Source: The Daily Herald
02 Mar 2021 10:34 AM

Border Protection And Mobile Unit Back Under The Umbrella Of Ibps

Justice Minister Anna Richardson (centre, at podium) with several Immigration officers on Monday.

PHILIPSBURG--The Border Protection and Mobile Unit was officially brought back under the umbrella of the Immigration and Border Protection Service (IBPS) in a ceremony held on Monday.

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Source: The Daily Herald
25 Feb 2021 11:46 PM

Richardson Makes Residency Requirements More Stringent

PHILIPSBURG--The requirements to qualify for temporary residence have become more stringent under Justice Minister Anna Richardson, due to a Ministerial Decree issued in late January that, among other things, cancels cohabitation agreements from outside the Netherlands and proof of a childs school enrolment on the French side as r Read more


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Source: SMN-News
24 Feb 2021 12:14 PM

Exclusive: Senior Justice Civil Servant On Desk Duty, Allegedly Impregnates 3 Immigration Officers.

PHILIPSBURG: --- An internal investigation is currently underway at the Ministry of Justice while a senior civil servant attached to the Ministry has been placed on desk duty.
Information reaching SMN News alleges that the senior civil servant has impregnated three immigration officers who willingly and knowingly entered into a relationship with him.
SMN News learned that the director of the immigration and border patrol services was made aware of the situation and immediately launched an investigation.
SMN News sent an email to Minister of Justice Anna Richardson on Tuesday evening, which she acknowledged receipt of during the Council of Minister's press briefing on Wednesday Read more


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Source: 721 News
10 Feb 2021 09:00 PM

Mp Emmanuel Asks Richardson For Details On New Border Protocol

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Other than the Dutch wanting to know what is happening on St. Maarten, what is the purpose or necessity of a new protocol on border control with the Netherlands? MP Christophe Emmanuel on Wednesday dispatched a letter to Minister of Justice Anna Richardson asking for details of a reported new border control protocol she signed with Dutch Kingdom partners.

According to media reports the Netherlands has drawn up a joint protocol for strengthening border control together with Aruba, Curaao and St Read more


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