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ORCA verdict set for March 6th

Written by Friday, 13 February 2015 19:33

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Over two days, the Court of First Instance heard arguments being presented by the lawyers representing Patrick Illidge and Jaap van der Heuvel in the so called "ORCA" case.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Minister of Justice of St. Maarten Dennis Richardson said the so called "leaked" proposal to send 50 to 55 persons to St. Maarten to strengthen law enforcement was part of the original draft kingdom measure on the integrity chamber and has since been off the table.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Detective Department is reporting that it is making progress investigating several armed robberies, which took place in the latter part of 2014 and in the beginning of 2015.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The chain of the Justice Ministry should be strengthened across the board in order to effectively combat crime, stated Minister with the responsibility for Justice, the Honorable Dennis Richardson.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Justice Ministry has as high on its list of priorities for 2015, the expansion of the Point Blanche Prison, noted Minister with the responsibility for Justice, the Honorable Dennis Richardson, who made the observation during the Central Committee meeting handling the National 2015 Draft Budget last week.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Mr. Franklyn Richards, Chairman of the Council for Law Enforcement, recently presented 5 reports regarding various aspects pertaining to law enforcement on St. Maarten to St. Maarten's Minister of Justice, Mr. Dennis Richardson.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - By decision of 23 January 2015, the Board of Supervision of the Legal Profession in Curaçao (the "Board") declared Fundashon Akshon Sivil (FAS) inadmissible in its complaints against attorney E.R. de Vries, LLM (HBN Law).

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Seemingly, the abandonment of children by their parents is a growing trend on the island.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs has submitted to the Council of Advice the written declarations and notifications (assets/holdings, secondary positions/interests) of the new Ministers as well as those of the Ministers of the former cabinet in accordance with the National Ordinance Promotion of the Integrity of Ministers (Landsverordening Integriteitbevordering Ministers).

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - On Wednesday, January 14th a meeting was held between the Public Prosecutors Office and the Police Department.