Public Prosecutors Bulletin SXM:
The Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM) Sint Maarten handled a total of 155 cases since the passage of hurricane “Irma” on September 6 till today, October 6 2017.
The following cases were registered by the Prosecutor’s Office:
56 curfew related cases
5 not following policeorders
And other cases such as public intoxication and attempted theft.
Of these cases a total of 70 were handled outside the court, the so called “conditionals”. The suspects all received a conditional sentence wich include the forced labour without pay (werkstraf).
155 Cases is relatively high. In a common year the office of the OM on Sint Maarten registers approx 500 cases. During the 2 months after “Irma” the office handled approx. 35 % of its normal yearly production.