The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on February 22, 2017. The initiative taker of these two drafts, Member of Parliament Sarah A. Wescot-Williams will be answering and queries from Members of Parliament on these two drafts.

The plenary public meeting has been set for Wednesday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  1. Incoming documents
  2. Draft initiative national ordinance to revise the rules pertaining timeshare
  3. Draft initiative national ordinance to establish a Timeshare Authority

The Ad Hoc Committee of Integrity (AHCI), will meet on February 22, 2017.

The AHCI Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 11.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points to be discussed are:

 

1. Code of Conduct Members of Parliament

2. Integrity reports

3. Scope, parameters and work method of the Permanent Integrity Committee of Parliament

 


The Central Committee will meet in a session on February 21, 2017.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is presentation by the Youth Wing of the St. Maarten Aids Foundation on the findings of Youth Consultation 2016.


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on Monday January 30, 2017.

The continuation of the plenary public meeting with as agenda point, Discussion on the appointment of a quarter master for the Integrity Chamber by the Dutch Government, is scheduled for 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The Prime Minister / Minister of General Affairs as well as the Minister of Justice will be present for this meeting.


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on Thursday January 26, 2017.

The plenary public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Discussion on the appointment of a quarter master for the Integrity Chamber by the Dutch Government.

 

The Prime Minister / Minister of General Affairs as well as the Minister of Justice will both be present for this meeting.


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on Thursday January 26, 2017.

The plenary public meeting is scheduled for 10.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  1. Incoming documents;
  2. Advice regarding the installation and composition of the Permanent and Ad hoc committees of Parliament;
  3. Advice regarding the installation and composition of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino);
  4. Advice on appointment Acting Ombudsman

The Central Committee will meet in a session on January 25, 2017.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

 

The agenda points are:

  1. Presentation on composition, work method and role in society of the SER;
  2. Advice regarding the installation and composition of the Permanent and Ad hoc committees of Parliament;
  3. Advice regarding the installation and composition of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino);
  4. Discussion on appointment Acting Ombudsman.

 

Representatives of the Social Economic Council (SER) will be present for the first agenda point. 


The Central Committee will meet in a closed door session on January 24, 2017.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:
Presentation by Dr. Wynand van de Ven of the Erasmus University on the National Health Insurance.

Dr. Wynand van de Ven of the Erasmus University and members of the NHI workgroup will be present for this meeting.


From January 10-13, 2017 delegations from the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten will be meeting in Curaçao for the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO).

The four parliamentary delegations will be discussing a number of issues that include economic opportunities, energy and climate change, the vision for the ideal Kingdom in 2040, youth, issues with pension (AOV/AWW) of students, double language test, right of initiative for Kingdom laws for the Parliaments of Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten, status of the Kingdom law on Dispute regulation, integrity, Constitutional Court and health care. The program also includes work visits to the new hospital, the harbor and Oostpunt.

The Interparliamentary consultations will conclude on Friday, January 13, 2017 with a joint press conference of the four delegations. Contrary to what has become customary, no Agreement list will be drafted and signed this time.

Prior to the start of the Interparliamentary consultations, on Janaury 9, 2017, the delegation of Sint Maarten will also be participating in the Tripartite meeting along with delegations from sister islands of Curaçao and Aruba. Among the topics to be discussed are sustainable development, education, situation in Venezuela, connection between islands (by air and sea),   minimum penalties, consensus Kingdom laws, the appointment procedure of a Governor as well as several IPKO topics

The goal of the meeting is to prepare for the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultation as well as discuss topics of mutual interest. 

The Sint Maarten delegation partaking in the IPKO and Tripartite meetings will consist of the following members:

  • Mrs. Sarah A. Wescot-Williams, President of Parliament, Delegation leader;
  • Mr. drs. Rodolophe E. Samuel, Chairman Committee Kingdom Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations;
  • Mr. Frans G. Richardson;
  • Mr. Franklin A. Meyers;
  • Mrs. Nancy R. Guishard-Joubert, LL.M., Secretary General;
  • Mr. mr. Ralph R.H. Richardson, Advisor.

The Central Committee will meet in a session on December 6, 2016.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday, December 6 at 10.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Draft National Ordinance adopting the budget of Country Sint Maarten for the financial year 2017 (National Ordinance Budget 2017) (ZJ 2016-2017-098) (IS / 194 / 2016-2017 dated November 10, 2016)

The draft Budget 2017 is available on the website of Parliament, www.sxmparliament.org, for the public.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

 


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