As a result of the 24-hour lock down imposed by the Government of Sint Maarten, the Public Prosecutor’s Office informs persons not detained, but summoned to court, that their court hearing has been cancelled.

These individuals will all receive a new subpoena to appear before the judge and therefore should not show up at the Court House, as it will be closed. The court hearings for persons in pre-trial detention will proceed remotely. These hearings are necessary due to the legal requirements of the pre-trial detention.

The hearings will only be “pro forma”, which means only a decision on detention will be deliberated, not the merit of the case. The court will contact the lawyers and prison to make further arrangements.

Email the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten at infosxm@omcarib.org