Police Report: Minister receives annual report * Students from the SXM Academy visit KPSM


DSC00179-001Minister receives annual report

On Thursday May 19th 2016 member of the management board of the Joint Court of Justice Mr. Kelvin Bloyden during a brief meeting at the Ministry of Justice presented the Minister of Justice Mr. Edson Kirindongo with the 2015 annual report of the joint Court of Justice.

Students from the SXM Academy visit KPSM

DSC00183-001On Friday May 20th six students from the Sint Maarten Academy, all who are very interested in following a career in Forensics and Crime scene Investigation visited the Philipsburg Police Head Quarters for a field trip.

The students were welcomed by Mrs. Karin Hauptmeijer from the Police Communication Department. They were introduced them to Forensic Detective Mrs. Bahdoe, who gave the student an extensive explanation of the Forensic Department.

Chief Inspector Henson gave them a complete explanation of the structure and the daily operation of the organization.

Photo: Detective Bhadoe third form the right and Chief Insp. Henson 1st from the left.

Minister receives documents of project “Building a nation”

DSC00182-001On Friday May 20th during a meeting at the Ministry of Justice, the Sr. Project Manager of the Department of the Interior and Kingdom Relations Andrea Ortega presented the Minister of Justice the Honorable Edson Kirindongo with a copy of the project “Building a Nation: Sint Maarten National Development Plan and Institutional Strengthening” and preparation for upcoming high level national retreat in August 2016.”

A National Development Plan is important to set the direction for the strategic long-term development as a country.  It creates an implementation strategy that supports the kind of development Sint Maarten needs and which the citizens want.

The National Development Plan will cover a period of some 20 years with short, medium and long term strategies by which the public can hold the government accountable.

The NDP is intended to represent a new way of development planning for Sint Maarten.  It will involve ministries working within the context of development themes together with other stakeholders while implementing their mandates.

The goal of the meeting was to inform, prepare and get the commitment of the Secretary General and Minister of Justice to participate in the national retreat.