This was reported by Het Dagblad van het Noorden. The four were arrested by the Marechaussees in June of 2021 However, due to the lack of hard evidence, the men are not being prosecuted by the Public Prosecution Service.
Philipsburg – On Friday, August 26th, 2022, the Honorable Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson signed fifteen national decrees establishing the legal status of several police officers, after they had been signed by His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday.
Due to the lack of a Function Book and salary scales concerning police personnel, the “Besluit Rechtspositie Korps Politie Sint Maarten” (Legal Position Regulation for the Police of Sint Maarten) of October 10th, 2010, could not be implemented.
However, with the draft Legal Position Regulation currently on the legislative track, the Ministry of Justice Function Book was signed and approved in December 2021, and the verdicts rendered by the court in favor of the fifteen police officers of Class 2011 and Class 2015, His Excellency Governor Holiday seemingly feels assured that the necessary work has been invested to proceed with the signing of the fifteen national decrees.
Minister Richardson stated, “Upon taking office as Minister of Justice in 2020, I encountered a situation where national decrees of police personnel were no longer signed due to the lack of a Function Book and salary scales. My team and I have remained committed to giving the personnel matters of the Ministry the required attention seeing through not only the signed and approved Function Book but the draft Legal Position Regulation as well. As a team, we continue to make great strides.”Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson Successful in Having National Decrees for Police Officers Signed
The next phase of regulating the Ministry’s personnel affairs is the execution of the implementation plan of the Police Salary Scales Advisory Committee to enable the remaining payments to police personnel by January 1st, 2023. A significant step in this process is the placement of police personnel, including both police officers and support staff, in their new function as described and classified in the Function Book.
On May 28th and June 2nd, 2022, vital discussions were held with the unions ABVO, NAPB, and WICSU about the draft Legal Position Regulation, and an agreement was reached. Subsequently, Minister Richardson signed a Covenant with the three unions regarding the draft Legal Position Regulation on June 10th, 2022. In addition, Minister Richardson presented the draft Legal Position Regulation to the Committee for Civil Servants Union (CCSU) on July 26th, 2022, for final review and advice within a few weeks. After receiving the advice from both the CCSU and the Council of Advice, the draft Legal Position Regulation will go back to the Council of Ministers for approval and then sent to His Excellency Governor Holiday and Minister Richardson for formal approval and signing. This final step will serve as the legal basis for the police personnel to be reimbursed for salary differences that exist since the salaries of police personnel had not been adjusted in 2010.
“After 11 years, our police officers will finally be placed in their respective functions with their corresponding salary scales. Police personnel work tirelessly to uphold the law, while safeguarding the safety and security of our community, as such, I will ensure that the next steps taken will contribute to the motivation of our police officers who’ve had to wait a long time to realize their rights as civil servants. I express profound thanks to the Council of Ministers, Acting Secretary-General Ligia Stella, Consultant and Change Manager Alvin Daal, Attorney Peggy Ann Brandon, the Police Force of Sint Maarten, the Department of Judicial Affairs, and all other relevant stakeholders who are key players in getting us to this milestone. I am also grateful to His Excellency Governor Holiday for his cooperation. After quite a number of years, we have finally arrived at a point where he is signing national decrees once again,” concluded Minister Richardson.Minister of Justice Anna E. Richardson Successful in Having National Decrees for Police Officers Signed
Fifteen Venezuelans, a Guyanese and two Iranians left St. Maarten by boat Saturday with the aim of reaching American territory. Two of them, a man and a woman, did not survive the journey to the US Virgin Islands.
People-smugglers brought the group of immigrants – 17 adults and a child – to the coast of St. John, the smallest of the three main US Virgin Islands. The boat arrived in Haulover Bay, a bay inside the Virgin Islands National Park, during the wee hours of Sunday morning.
The passengers were told to jump into the water and swim to the shore. One of the men got into trouble in the water and drowned. A woman was reported missing. Her lifeless body was found by authorities in the afternoon.
News site The Virgin Islands Consortium reported that the 911 Emergency Call Center had received a call from a St. John resident about 4:15am Sunday, reporting that immigrants were coming ashore on St. John. Officers responded to the scene and started making contact with the immigrants in the water and on land about 5:00am.
“Right now, we know that one male individual has drowned and that body has been recovered,” Police Commissioner Ray Martinez said on Sunday morning, adding that law enforcement officials were not certain whether the deceased had been a passenger or a crew member of the vessel.
The vessel is said to have dropped the individuals at their destination before leaving, with the immigrants disembarking at a certain distance and swimming to shore.
The immigrants, who were attempting illegal entry into the United States, were being transported to St. Thomas by law enforcement Sunday afternoon to be turned over to Customs and Border Protection for processing, Martinez said.
https://www.sxmgovernment.com Friends and acquaintances in St. Maarten who had waved goodbye to the group of fortune seekers on Saturday have reacted with shock to the tragic news
Shooting Victim Dies Latest KPSM Bulletin 17th St Maarten
UPDATED – Simpson Bay Shooting. One Person Dead UPDATE One man is dead after he was shot in his torso by an unknown shooter on Sister Modesta Road Wednesday afternoon, the police in an update said on Wednesday evening.
Around 2:20pm, Police Central Control Room received multiple reports of a shooting that had occurred in Simpson Bay. Several patrols and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. At the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his upper body. Police was informed that the victim had passed away shortly after from his wound.
The reason for the shooting is not yet clear. Suspect(s) are not yet known.
Patrol officers searched the neighborhood for the alleged suspects, but the search was unsuccessful.
Police forensic technicians are in the process of recovering…
Police Central Dispatch received a call around 3:00am about the crashed vehicle in the pond in the vicinity of Fort Willem Road and the bridge. Preliminary investigation indicates that the driver was heading to the traffic lights across the bridge from Bush Road when he lost control and ended up in the pond.
The vehicle was pulled out of the pond and removed from the scene.
Police are seeking a man who fled the scene of a traffic accident he caused at the junction of Sucker Garden Road and Middle Region Road at approximately 8:30am today, Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Police hailed the driver of a white pickup to stop based on road tax requirements after he was spotted with an old French license plate on Oyster Pond Road heading towards Philipsburg.
Instead of stopping the driver chose not to stop and accelerated down a side street that connects to Middle Region Road. A few minutes later, police in pursuit observed the pick-up driver overtaking some about five cars on Middle Region Road in his attempt to evade them.
Police Academy students of Class BPO 5 visited the House of Detention (prison) in Point Blanche on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. This visit was a very educational experience for students to see and experience operations of the prison and the routine of inmates.
Prison Inspector Steven Carty explained to the police-in-training about the resocialization of inmates and programs offers to achieve this goal; included is not only work activities, but educational and training courses.
“The objective is to properly reintegrate prisoners into society by ensuring they ‘go out better than they came in,” said Inspector Carty.
The BPO 5 class has been in training for half-a-year and is working on the module “Responding to the Disturbance”. This…
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Below I have uploaded the Latest info Concerning NLS CURACAO Liquidation and Court. The NLS Info is usually in Papiamentu or Dutch. Everything has to be converted and Translated.
No Limit Soldiers Brief New Biography With ThePhotos Latest Verdict
The Magnus casé, is being added below. No surprise they killed their Prime Minister. Because they are contract killers and International hitmen, tracking their Latest liquidation or arrest can take a while. Also added is their Latest arrests and their Wiki. The Dubai arrest of Quant esponsible for a lot of murders in St Maarten Dick Drayers in Curacao wrote a good article when he was arrested. That is included. Everything…
The Special Robbery Unit (SUR) detectives are investigating several armed robberies reported in the past four weeks. These armed robberies, perpetuated against merchants and shopkeepers, were above the average figures. https://www.stmaarten.news
Due to this increase in July, it is of utmost importance to the Sint Maarten Police KPSM that both the public and business owners are educated to minimize the risk of being a target of crime. The best way to “deal with” with armed robberies is to prevent them.
Owners of small supermarkets/ and other businesses are urged to take precautions to protect themselves by refraining from keeping large amounts of cash in their establishments. Robberies are typically committed due to lack of foresight for emergency situations as well as when cash is poorly being handled. By failing to have proper security…
The Operations Department of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE N.V.) was alerted about the emergency fire alarm, which was triggered on code red at the terminal building on August 3, 2022, at approximately 12:52PM.
According to the Deputy Fire Chief, Mr. Gerald Baptiste, smoke derived from a food and beverage concession in the vicinity of the Departure Hall. The smoke triggered the alarm system, and the terminal building was immediately evacuated to the designated assembly points on the airside and landside.
At approximately 1:18PM, the fire alarm panel was reset after the smoke cleared and the Rescue and Firefighting department downgraded the emergency to a code green, as it was stabilized.
At approximately 1:27PM, everyone returned safely to the terminal building and…
Originally posted on St Maarten News: 3 New Videos Gendarmes Make Arrest – St Maarten News https://stmaartennews.org/3-new-videos-gendarmes-make-arrest/ RIP Bernard MAES Lieutenant firefighter, former head fire/rescue la Savane in Saint-Martin