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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Parliament invites the public to send in nominations for the Annual President of Parliament Award.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, June 11, 2019.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Continuation Plenary Public session on Friday

Welcome to the Parliament of Sint Maarten

Through this website you can find information about the Parliament of Sint Maarten, how Parliament functions and which are the parliamentary activities that are taking place.

Admission Members of Parliament 

To be eligible for membership of Parliament, a person must be a resident of Sint Maarten, a Dutch national, have attained the age of eighteen years and whose right to vote has not been taken away. After the results of the election are established by the main voting bureau, the elected Members present their credentials to Parliament. Read more...

Parliament Meetings 

There are different types of meetings: Public meetings, Central Committee meetings, meetings of the Permanent and Ad Hoc Committees. All meetings of Parliament are open to the public unless it is considered necessary, or requested by at least four members, to hold the meeting behind closed doors. Meetings are usually transmitted live via radio, television and internet. Read more...

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Parliament redesigned website launched

This redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and features while offering a more comprehensive understanding of the structure and organization of the Parliament of Sint Maarten.

Urgent Plenary Public session of Parliament regarding the Dump fumes and the health hazards this carries

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Opening Parliamentary Year 2019-2020

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Parliament recognizes persons and organizations contributing to Sint Maarten’s environment

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 marked the beginning of a New Parliamentary (PY 2019-2020) Year for the Parliament of Sint Maarten. September 10, 2019 also marked the second year that the

Mhakeda Shillingford awarded President of Parliament Award 2019

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Mhakeda Shillingford was awarded the President of Parliament Award 2019. A youth is awarded annually the President of Parliament Award for exemplary behavior, leadership skills as

Parliament approves Initiative National Ordinance for the disposal of UTS shares

The Parliament of Sint Maarten approved the Initiative National Ordinance granting an authorization for alienation of the shares belonging to the country of Sint Maarten in the share capital of

Presidium meeting Tripartite in Curaçao

On August 23, 2019 a Presidium meeting of the Tripartite was held on Curaçao. The Chairlady of Parliament, Mrs. S.A. Wescot- Williams, the Vice Chairman of the Committee of Kingdom

Meeting on the proposed draft amendments by Aruba

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, June 11, 2019. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 11.00 hrs.

Continuation Plenary Public session of Parliament about Draft National Ordinance Budget 2019

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Continuation Plenary Public session on Friday, June 7, 2019. The Public meeting which was adjourned on Tuesday, May

Public Meeting #11 Herop.

Agenda Point for this meeting is:

Discussion on the results of the survey regarding the Dump fumes and the health hazard this carries (IS/305/2018-2019 dated November 7, 2018)

(This meeting was requested by MP A.M.R. Irion, MP S.E. Jacobs, MP E.J. Doran, MP W.V. Marlin and MP C.T. Emmanuel)