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February 2020

Taskforce formed to tackle forensic care concerns

Key partners tackling forensic care on Sint Maarten, recently sent a letter of urgency to the Minister of Justice E.J. Doran, requesting an intervention.A meeting was held with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Mental Health Foundation, the Foundation Judicial [...]


On Tuesday 18 February 2020, the Anti-Corruption Task Force (TBO) searched a business premises and various archive storages on Sint Maarten under the supervision of the judge of instruction. No arrests were made.The searches were carried out in relation to [...]

Detention Situation

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) again ordered an interim measure for a suspect being held in pre-trial detention in the Philipsburg cells. This is being wrongly interpreted, by various media outlets, to imply that the ECHR [...]

January 2020

Don’t sell your vote

As residents prepare to go out and cast their votes on election day, Thursday, January 9th, 2020, the Public Prosecutor’s Office Sint Maarten reminds the public at large about the country’s law on vote buying or selling.This practice is considered [...]

December 2019

New opening hours for Public Prosecutor’s Office

The Public Prosecutor’s Office has adjusted its opening hours. Starting Monday, January 6th,2020, the office will be open to the public Monday through Thursday 8:00am–12:00noon andFriday’s 1:00pm-4:00pm.In addition the Public Prosecutor’s Office will be closed to the public from December [...]