59 inmates transported off St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG - Chief of Police Carl John is "very proud" of the successful transport of 59 inmates from the Pointe Blanche Prison to detention centres in Curaçao and the Netherlands.
 
28 inmates were relocated to Curacao and 31 to the Netherlands.
 
He commended everyone involved in the operation and thanked the community for their cooperation and patience.
 
The inmates have arrived safely in Curaçao and the Netherlands and have been placed in assigned correctional institutions where they will be staying.

Minister Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Knops sign loan agreement

THE HAGUE-- Minister of Finance Michael Ferrier and Dutch State Secretary Raymond Knops signed off Friday on a NAf. 50 million loan to stave off St. Maarten's looming liquidity challenges brought on by Hurricane Irma.

Extra judge in St. Maarten to assist in eliminating Irma backlog

PHILIPSBURG--Judge M.Th. Hoogland will become a deputy member of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten, and of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba.

Lawyers file complaints about criminal justice system St. Maarten with Minister de Weever

PHILIPSBURG--Ten lawyers filed a complaint with Minister of Justice Cornelius de Weever concerning what they consider the consistent violation of the criminal justice system in St. Maarten.
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