The plenary public session of Parliament with reference to the utility company GEBE and infrastructure developments that was held on January 16 will continue on Thursday, January 19 at 10.00am.

Vice Prime Minister Hon. Theo Heyliger, and Minister responsible for Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure, will respond to the first round of questions that were posed by Members of Parliament (MPs).

The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The two agenda points being dealt with in the plenary session are, infrastructure developments on Sint Maarten and the impact on the environment, and developments at GEBE including the generation and distribution of electricity, water and the fuel clause.

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its letter dated January 06, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


A Plenary public session of Parliament with reference to the utility company GEBE and infrastructure developments is scheduled for January 16.

The meeting will take place on Monday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

There are three agenda points for the plenary session, firstly, incoming documents; second is infrastructure developments on Sint Maarten and the impact on the environment; and the third agenda point is developments at GEBE including the generation and distribution of electricity, water and the fuel clause.

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its letter dated January 06, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The NA in its letter also requested the presence of the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. Theo Heyliger, and Minister of Economic & Tourism Affairs, Telecommunications & Transport Hon. Franklin Meyers.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on 19 December with the International Medical Center Sint Maarten.

The Monday meeting will take place at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

A plenary session of Parliament will continue with respect to the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The agenda point for the meeting is the functioning of the CGC which was discussed in a previous plenary session held on December 06.

Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams and the Minister of Finance Hon. Hiro Shigemoto have been invited to attend the meeting.

The National Alliance (NA) faction in parliament requested the aforementioned plenary session in its letter to the Parliament Secretariat of 14 November 2011.

Both meetings are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


The permanent committee of Parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transport (TEATT) will meet on 20 December.

The Tuesday TEATT meeting is scheduled for 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of Parliament with the Real Estate Association Sint Maarten, where the latter will give an introduction about its services and products.

TEATT members are, Members of Parliament (MP) Hon. Jules James (Chairman), MP Hon. Leroy De Weever (Vice Chairman), MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, MP Hon. Lloyd Richardson, and MP Hon. Frans Richardson.

The Central Committee of Parliament will be having a hearing with the Bar Association on 20, December with respect to the Penal Code.

The public hearing of Parliament will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The Bar Association will be able to present its views to Members of Parliament with respect to extra-ordinary investigation methods that law enforcement authorities could use in the fight against crime.

Both meetings are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  


A Central Committee Hearing is scheduled for 13 December about a Centralized Registration System for Child Abuse.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing for the central registration system will be held on Tuesday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

A number of organizations and entities dealing with children have been invited to parliament to give their input with respect to the national ordinance to amend Book 1 of the Civil Code.

The organizations are Safe Haven, Court of Guardianship, I Can Foundation, Crystal Home, UJIMA Foundation, Multipurpose Organization Foundation, and Women’s Desk.

Parliamentary hearings over the past two months are part of the process to deal with amendments to the Civil and Penal Codes. Parliament in a session of October 3 requested that other entities be heard with respect to amendments that are to be made to various laws that govern the country.

A Central Committee meeting of Parliament is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm with reference to visa policies, admittance and expulsion of the countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

This meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament and the Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan has been asked to be present to exchange views and ideas about the aforementioned.

The hearing and central committee meeting are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet representatives from the Collectivite of the North side of the island on 12 December.

The Central Committee meeting will be held on Monday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The agenda point is for representatives of both legislative councils to come together and formally meet, get acquainted and exchange ideas over developments that impact both sides of the island.

The meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  

The Permanent Committee of Health Care, Social Development and Labour will be meeting on Monday afternoon at 2.00pm in a closed door session.

The meeting is a follow-up that Members of Parliament (MPs) had with the management of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) a few weeks ago.

MPs will continue with their exchange of ideas with SMMC pertaining to the medical operations of the medical facility.

MPs who are members of the aforementioned committee are: MP Hon. Leroy De Weever (Chairman), MP Hon. Romain Laville (Vice Chairman), and MP Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be having a hearing with the Bar Association on 07, December with respect to the Penal Code.

The public hearing of Parliament will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The Bar Association will be able to present its views to Members of Parliament with respect to extra-ordinary investigation methods that law enforcement authorities could use in the fight against crime.

The meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  

On Thursday, 08 December, the Central Committee of Parliament will have a hearing with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber.

The hearing discussion will be about the National Ordinance supplementing Title 1 of Book 7 of the Civil Code regarding Provisions to Protect Consumers, particularly on Telesales Contracts and Warranties, National Ordinance Consumer Purchases.

This hearing is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


A plenary public session of Parliament is scheduled for 25 November with respect to the Corporate Governance Council (CGC).

The plenary session of Parliament meeting will take place on Friday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The agenda point for the meeting is the functioning of the CGC in general and its letter to Parliament of 25 October, 2011.

The National Alliance (NA) faction in parliament requested the aforementioned plenary session in its letter to the Parliament Secretariat of 14 November 2011.

The meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  


A Central Committee meeting of Parliament is scheduled for 24 November with respect to adjustments that need to be made to the National Ordinance Armed Corps.

The Central Committee of Parliament meeting will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The changes to the National Ordinance will officially allow the Voluntary Corps of Sint Maarten to assist personnel from the national prison service as well as customs.

It is expected that the Prime Minister will be present for the parliamentary meeting supported by representatives of the Voluntary Corps.

The meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


The Central Committee Hearing scheduled for 22 November with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry concerning the National Ordinance on Consumer Protection, has been postponed until further notice.

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry was invited to parliament to give its input with respect to the National Ordinance supplementing Title 1 of Book 7 of the Civil Code regarding provisions to Protect Consumers, particularly on Telesales Contracts and Warranties (National Ordinance Consumer Purchases).

A parliamentary secretariat staff meeting has been scheduled for the morning hours and the postponement allows the Chamber of Commerce & Industry additional time to carry out research and prepare for the hearing when it is re-scheduled.

A presentation to the Central Committee of Parliament by the General Audit Chamber is still scheduled for Tuesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of Parliament.

The General Audit Chamber will update Members of Parliament about current affairs and their proposal for a Committee of Government Expenditures.

The central committee meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


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