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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Justice Minister the Honorable Dennis Richardson along with the Minister of Finance the Honorable Martin Hassink and their advisors are currently in Holland aimed at discussions with the Dutch Government.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The courts in Curacao will meet once again in September to decide on the extradition of three individuals to the United States.

BES Island, Saba - Following the press release of July 27, 2015 about the investigation Hector, the Prosecutor’s Office BES reports the following: under the circumstances that the accused is no longer in custody, the team has considered what this means for the investigation tactics.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - At a court session behind closed doors, a 14-year old suspect has been sentenced to a so- called “PIJ-measure” (Placement in a Young Offender Institution) for a period of 2 years, according the demand of the youth prosecutor. Part of the file were psychiatrical and psychological evaluations and a report of the Court of Guardianship about the suspect.

BES Island, Saba - On Wednesday August 19th, 2015 in the morning hours a Cannabis plantation of approximately 100 plants was discovered by the police in a garden of a house on Saba.

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao - Today, James M. Doby, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Regional Director for the Puerto Rico Field Division and Hormazd Kanga, Acting Consul General of the U.S. Consulate General Curaçao, presented Curaçao Minister of Justice Nelson Navarro and acting KPC commissioner Albert Sambo with a check in the amount US $873,127.57 payable to the Government of Curaçao.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The President of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson disclosed on Sunday that one of the measures to enhance the security and safety of the country will be a transfer of Naf.300,000 from the parliament travel budget to the Ministry of Justice.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The community of St. Maarten is once again having to deal with the reality of more criminal gun-play.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - The Court First of Instance on St. Maarten handed down handed down eight more days of detention for Jovani Leon, Julian Johnson and Jason Green who are suspects in the 'Oro Diamante' Jewelery store robbery on Frontstreet which took the life of Brigadier Gamali Benjamin.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Thursday August 6th, 2015, the Minister of Justice the Honorable Dennis Richardson extends his heart and prayers to Officer Benjamin and his family and expresses his continued complete support for and solidarity with the Sint Maarten Police Force.

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