The Central Committee will meet in a session on December 5, 2016.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Monday, December 5 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.


The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent plenary public session on Wednesday November 9, 2016. The Minister of General Affairs will be present for this meeting.

The urgent 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 border issues with the French side in particular at Oyster Pond.

 

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

 


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on Monday October 31, 2016.

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 Appointment of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson Parliament.

 

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

 


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on Friday October 28, 2018.

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

The agenda point is Examination of credentials and admission of Members of Parliament.

 

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

 


 

During the week of November 1-4, 2016 Members of Parliament participated in an Orientation week organized by the secretariat of Parliament.

After the oath taking ceremony on Monday, October 31, Members of Parliament delved immediately on Tuesday in an Orientation week organized by the secretariat of Parliament. This Orientation week started with a brief presentation by the Secretary General of Parliament (Griffier) on some practical matters concerning Parliament followed by a Masterclass on the role of Parliament in the constitutional framework as well as the competencies and responsibilities of Parliament. This Masterclass was provided by Mr. Luciano Milliard who is the Vice-rector for governance and policy affairs of the University of Aruba. Mr. Milliard has many years of experience in teaching constitutional law at the University of Aruba as well.

In the afternoon representatives of the General Audit Chamber gave a presentation on the role of the General Audit Chamber in our parliamentary democracy as well as the relationship between this High Council of State and Parliament.

On Wednesday morning the Masterclass resumed on the organization of Parliament, set up of the Rules of Order of Parliament and tasks of Parliament. In the afternoon session the Council of Advice enlightened the Members of Parliament on how this body executes its task as the main advisory body to the Government and Parliament where it pertains legislation.

On Thursday morning the Members of Parliament participated in an interactive session on the legislative process and the role of Parliament as a whole and individual Members in this. The trainer explained the phases of a draft national ordinance as well as the templates in order to enact legislation.

The Ombudsman provided the Members with insight in her role as the protector of the people and the guardian of the Constitution on Thursday afternoon.

All the High Councils of State emphasized in their presentations that their reason for existence is to assist Parliament in its supervisory role over Government.

On Friday morning the Orientation week kicked off with presentations from the trainer and in this interactive session the Members of Parliament role was looked at in a wider context. Their political party ideologies, Kingdom and regional organizations such as IPKO, Tripartite and Parlatino were discussed.

At the end of the Orientation week all Members were presented with a certificate for their participation.

The goal of this Orientation week was to equip all Members of Parliament but especially the first time Members with the necessary tools in order for them to execute their role as a Parliamentarian during the Parliamentary term 2016-2020 that just commenced on October 31, 2016.

 


The Central Committee will meet in a session on October 11, 2016.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday, October 11 at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

Ombudsman, Mrs. dr. R.J.A. Arduin-Lynch will be present for agenda point 1.

 

The agenda points are:

  1. Discussion on appointment Acting Ombudsman (IS/1001/2015-2016 dated August 5,2016);

     

  2. Approval Decision Lists Central Committee meetings Parliament Year 2015-2016 no. 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27.

 

 

 


The House of Parliament will hold a Solemn Plenary Session on September 13.  
The Plenary Session is set for Tuesday, at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The Chairperson of Parliament will open the parliamentary year 2016-2017, with a speech by His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday.

A number of dignitaries will be in attendance for the opening of the parliamentary year.

As a reminder to motorists and the general public, the Wilhelminastraat in front of the House of Parliament will be closed on Monday, September 12 from 3.00 PM to 12.00AM.  The closure is in connection with a rehearsal for the personnel from the various uniformed services who will be participating in the parade on the occasion of the opening of the new parliamentary year as well as some other preparations.

Back Street and Front Street will be closed on Tuesday, September 13 from 6.00 AM to 2.00 PM.
This is in connection with the official ceremonies for the opening of the new parliamentary year.

 


 

The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on September 12.
The plenary public meeting convenes on Monday at 10.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is Closing by the Chairperson of Parliament of Parliamentary Year 2015-2016.
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.

 


A number of road closures will be in place on Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13 for the annual traditional Opening of the new Parliamentary Year.

The Wilhelmina Straat in front of the House of Parliament will be closed on Monday, September 12 from 3.00 PM to 12.00 AM.  The closure is in connection with a rehearsal for the personnel from the various uniformed services who will be participating in the parade on the occasion of the opening of the new parliamentary year as well as some other preparations.
Back Street and Front Street will be closed on Tuesday, September 13 from 6.00 AM to 2.00 PM.  This is in connection with the official ceremonies for the opening of the new parliamentary year.

 


Central Committee meeting on several draft Initiative ordinances.
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The Central Committee will meet in a session on August 16, 2016.
The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday at 10.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  • Draft initiative ordinance establishing a Timeshare Authority (Sint Maarten Timeshare Authority Ordinance) 
  • Draft initiative ordinance to revise the rules on Timeshare (Timeshare Ordinance)
  • Draft initiative ordinance amending the Ordinance on Admittance and Expulsion in connection with the non-refund of fees based on Article 41 of the Regulation
      

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