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5 05, 2021

Sewage system to be updated via Windward Roads US $2m fine

2021-05-08T20:30:31-04:00

FOGA, St. Maarten (May 2, 2021) – The construction of a new sewerage pumping station at Foga with a pressure line to the A. Th. Illidge Road wastewater treatment plant is one of three major projects to directly benefit the people of St. Maarten via a US $2 million fine levied against construction company Windward Roads [...]

Sewage system to be updated via Windward Roads US $2m fine2021-05-08T20:30:31-04:00
13 04, 2021

Only victim’s compensation can be paid at Prosecutor’s Office

2021-04-13T13:17:01-04:00

The Prosecutor’s Office OM SXM is only accepting victim’s compensation payments for the time being at its office at Emmaplein, Philipsburg. All other claims and fines may be paid at the Receiver’s Office in the Government Administration Building or at the Police Station. No appointment is needed to pay victim’s compensation. Victim’s compensation is usually levied [...]

Only victim’s compensation can be paid at Prosecutor’s Office2021-04-13T13:17:01-04:00
7 04, 2021

Two arrests, house searches related to sexual abuse of minors

2021-04-07T17:59:28-04:00

Complaints about sexual abuse against minors involving an elementary school employee and her neighbor led to their arrests early today, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, by the Juvenile Department of the Police KPSM on the order of the Prosecutor’s Office OM SXM. The houses of the two suspects were searched as part of the ongoing “Pandora” investigation [...]

Two arrests, house searches related to sexual abuse of minors2021-04-07T17:59:28-04:00
29 03, 2021

OM SXM: Fights around schools unacceptable and punishable

2021-03-29T11:57:36-04:00

Fights involving minors outside of school premises are unacceptable and punishable by the Court as a recent verdict by the Court of First Instance highlighted. Three minors were sentenced on March 18, 2021, to community service of 60 to 100 hours for mistreating another minor in a fight outside of their school in January 2021. The [...]

OM SXM: Fights around schools unacceptable and punishable2021-03-29T11:57:36-04:00
22 03, 2021

Prosecutor’s Office keeps focus on relational violence awareness

2021-03-27T11:00:46-04:00

The Prosecutor’s Office OM SXM held two relational violence (domestic violence) workshops with the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM on March 18 and 19, 2021, at the Philipsburg Police Station. The workshops were a continuation of the series that started in November 2020, with the goal of creating more awareness, education and guidelines for dealing [...]

Prosecutor’s Office keeps focus on relational violence awareness2021-03-27T11:00:46-04:00
19 03, 2021

Allegations against police about alleged use of stolen cars false

2021-03-27T10:40:14-04:00

At the request of the Minister of Justice, the Attorney General asked the National Detectives to investigate the serious allegations levelled against officers of the Police Force of Sint Maarten KPSM regarding the alleged use of stolen cars. The primary findings of that investigation showed that these allegations lacked a factual basis. However, as the Office [...]

Allegations against police about alleged use of stolen cars false2021-03-27T10:40:14-04:00
18 03, 2021

18 years sentence for shooter in absentia

2021-03-27T10:52:02-04:00

The Court in the First Instance on March 18, 2021, sentenced A.S.R. in absentia to 18 years imprisonment for manslaughter in the shooting death of C.F. and the attempted manslaughter of R.R. on March 18, 2014, in Dutch Quarter. The shooter was tried in absentia, because he is imprisoned in the Commonwealth of Dominica for armed [...]

18 years sentence for shooter in absentia2021-03-27T10:52:02-04:00
17 03, 2021

15 years sentence for Middle Region killing

2021-03-27T10:55:58-04:00

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the Court in the First Instance sentenced V. to 15 years of imprisonment for the killing of T.R. Thursday, February 20, 2020, possession of an unlicensed firearm and illicit drugs. The Court found manslaughter proven in the case of a shooting that claimed the life of a young man who unfortunately [...]

15 years sentence for Middle Region killing2021-03-27T10:55:58-04:00
15 12, 2020

ARRESTS IN CONNCETION WITH HUMAN SMUGGLING

2020-12-15T17:37:23-04:00

On the 14th of November 2020, the French Border Police (SPAF) stopped a human trafficking incident from taking place. This was done upon the request of and in collaboration with the Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling Unit of KPSM and the Public Prosecutors Office. The persons were presumably being transported to the BVI/USVI. The persons, including [...]

ARRESTS IN CONNCETION WITH HUMAN SMUGGLING2020-12-15T17:37:23-04:00
14 12, 2020

Court of Appeal rejects request for an inquiry in respect of the Harbour group of companies Sint Maarten, Public Prosecutor’s Office explores options for cassation.

2020-12-14T22:49:49-04:00

On Friday 11 December 2020, the Joint Court of Justice (the Court) rejected the request of the Public Prosecutor's Office to institute an inquiry on the corporate policy pursued by the Sint Maarten Harbour Group (the Port). In 2016, the Public Prosecutor's Office started a preliminary investigation in response to repeated signals from the community of [...]

Court of Appeal rejects request for an inquiry in respect of the Harbour group of companies Sint Maarten, Public Prosecutor’s Office explores options for cassation.2020-12-14T22:49:49-04:00
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