Audit Committee on police calls for an improved communication with public

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SATURDAY, 27 JULY 2013 00:16

PHILIPSBURG–Improved communication between police and the public and the establishing of the legal status of police personnel were among the recommendations of the Audit Committee Report (Visitatierapport) on the police force, which was presented to Justice Minister Dennis Richardson on Friday.

Richardson said the public can be assured that all efforts will be made to ensure that the recommendations are executed. He said the recommendations are “good” and they have his full support.

“You can count on me to using all possibilities and energies that I have to see to it that the recommendations made in the report are executed and carried out,” Richardson told reporters shortly after receiving the document at the ministry.

He said the police force is the first and only organisation that has been audited in this manner since St. Maarten became a Country in the Dutch Kingdom on October…

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PHOTOS: WAS OFFICER CLAUDIE ROGERS EVER INVESTIGATED FOR ASSAULTING THAT TEENAGER

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Today is my day for organizing. I have over 120 gigs of photos and videos of St Maarten. Roughly ten gigs consist of the police, politicians, civil servants at work etc. So today I am organizing all of my police and law enforcement photos and videos. I have to do it now, because there is no Parliament until August, and this would be the prime time to get my police blogs in order. I have a lot more questions and photos. But I know the police viewed the video:

VIDEO OF TEENAGER ASSAULTED BY ST MAARTEN POLICE OFFICER CLAUDIE ROGERS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t48HpqX6Nmc

 

Speaking of MENTAL HEALTH………………..

Officer Rogers has a reputation, known even to his superiors, as an off the chain nut, who will snap and flip on you within nanoseconds.

Some may say, that I snap and flip, but guess what? I’m not authorized to carry a gun.

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Woman killed by early morning drunk driver

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MARIGOT–An out-of-control car took the life of a woman and injured at least two others during a high speed accident in Lowtown, Marigot, in the early morning hours of Monday.

The deceased has been named as Veronica Alberts (34) from Dominica. She was apparently helping to load materials onto a garbage truck on the street at about 1:45am when she was struck by the car and thrown into the air as the vehicle then crashed into the garbage truck.

She died in the hospital from leg injuries that were too severe to be contained. An occupant of the truck and the driver of the car were also injured.

The Gendarmerie confirmed that the driver of the car had been “under the influence of alcohol” and was taken into custody, though the amount of alcohol consumed was not disclosed.

President of the St. James Community Council Paul Whit expressed shock…

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SARAH WESCOT WILLIAMS POLITICALLY MOTIVATED LIES AND ALLEGATIONS SERVE NO PURPOSE……….

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“Politically Motivated Lies And Allegations Serve No Purpose but to Tarnish the Name of St. Maarten”

PHILIPSBURG:— During her weekly radio program One on One with the Prime Minister the Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams called for an end to tarnishing the name of Country St. Maarten for political reasons. During the radio program the Prime Minister referred to various erroneous reports and false information that has been circulating in the community lately and appealed for responsible behavior with regards to ethical reporting.

“There are some people on St. Maarten who would prefer to see the name of St. Maarten blemished rather than just deal with the truth and the facts. We should not tarnish the name of St. Maarten for political reasons and it is unfortunate to see that blatantly untrue reports circulating in especially online websites. Of course it is the truth that will…

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lots of money missing from vdsm

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St. Maarten – A great deal of money has disappeared at the National Security Service VDSM, Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams confirmed at yesterday’s weekly press briefing. The government accountant bureau Soab completed its investigation into irregularities at the service and presented its findings to the Prime Minister.

Wescot-Williams declined to say how much money is gone. “It is evident from the Soab-report that a considerable amount of funds could not be substantiated as funds used for the operations of the service,” was all she would say.

One of Soab’s recommendations is to give the head of the service, James Richardson, the opportunity “to substantiate or give elucidations” on its findings. The Soab furthermore recommended to do a quick scan of the organizational procedures at the security service. This scan will be completed within the next two weeks, Wescot-Williams said.

A copy of the Soab-report has been sent to members of…

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