“I am cop not a Minister so I will not give answers that will threaten security.”
PHILIPSBURG:— Minister of Justice Edison Kirindongo told reporters when asked by SMN News on a update on the meetings he held in Holland in April, the Minister said he held meetings with a number of people and that meeting he said was successful. During that meeting he said Holland promised to give St. Maarten six police officers, and support for the prison but so far those promises have not yet been lived up to. He said soon he will be travelling back to Holland to attend the GVO meeting and during that visit he will follow up with those that promised to give St. Maarten the much needed assistance.
Asked if security at the House of Detention has been enhanced the Minister said that “things” were done raise security but he is not willing to divulge any information on what was done because the information will get to people who do not need to have it.
When pressed for answers on the prison escape and the investigation that were being conducted the Minister said “I am a cop for 36 years, and a Minister for 4 months, I cannot change my mind as a cop within such short period, I am indeed a manager “Minister” but the information I believe will hamper any investigation or security I will not release it even though I respect the questions posed by the members of the media.”
Source: St. Martin News Network
Holland promised St. Maarten six police officers and support for the prison, Minister is hopeful that they will deliver.