Police Press Release: State Judicial Committee visited St.Maarten

On Sunday March 21st, a delegation of the State Judicial Committee from Curacao arrived on Sint Maarten for a working visit. 

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The delegation consisted of Mr. M. Jamalodin, (PAR) Mrs. M. Louisa-Godett (FOL) Mr. E.. Eisden,(MAN) Mr. M. Navarro,(Forsa Corsow), Mr. C. Janga,(P.A.R.) Mr. D. Lucia, (P.N.P) Mr. A. Nicolas, (Independent). This Committee was represented on the island by and Mr. R. Samuel ( N.A.). The working visit of the Judicial Committee was mainly to gather information and to get a clear picture of the nature of the actual problem with the youth on Sint Maarten. A guided tour was provided by Chief Inspector Carl John and Inspector Ricardo Henson, to various neighborhoods and areas of interest. On Sunday The committee visited the Belvederre Community, where they were met by representatives of the Belvederre Home Owners and Tenants Association, The Belvedere Community Council and the Sint Maarten Housing and Development Foundation. Mrs. Jessica Richardson, the founder and president of the Belvedere Community Center gave an impressive speech about the center, how it has grown over the years and what takes place at the center on a daily basis. A walking tour inside the Belvedere housing complex was also given to the Judicial Committee. On Monday March 22nd the Judicial Committee met with a committee formed by directorate of the schools for Seconday Education, which took place at the Sint Dominic High School in Reward and turned out to be very informative and successful. On Tuesday March 23rd the Judicial Committe met at the Parliament Building on Backstreet with several other organizations such as, the Court of Guardian, the Schoolboard and Ugima. A complete report with regard to the findings of this committee during this working visit will be forwarded to the Minister of Justice for review. The committe is scheduled to leave Sint Maarten on Tuesday evening March 23rd back to Curacao.