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.


A Central Committee Hearing is planned for 22 November with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry concerning the National Ordinance on Consumer Protection.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry has been invited to parliament to give it’s 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 Central Committee Hearing is planned for 21 November with the Real Estate Association concerning the National Ordinance on the Sale of Property and Assets.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing is scheduled for Monday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The parliamentary hearings 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 the changes that are to be made to various laws that govern the country.

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


A Central Committee Hearing is planned for 21 November with the Real Estate Association concerning the National Ordinance on the Sale of Property and Assets.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing is scheduled for Monday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The Real Estate Association has been invited to parliament to give their input with respect to the National Ordinance supplementing Title 1 of Book 7 of the Civil Code regarding provisions on the Sales of Property and Assets; and determination of Title 12 of Book 7 of the Civil Code (National Ordinance Sales of Property and Acceptance/Contracting of Work).

The parliamentary hearings 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 the changes that are to be made to various laws that govern the country.

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


Central Committee Hearings that were planned for 17 November and 18 November about a Centralized Registration System for Child Abuse and the National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies, have been postponed until further notice.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing for the central registration system was scheduled for Thursday morning at 10.00am.

A number of organizations and entities dealing with children were 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 and Women’s Desk.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing that was scheduled for Friday at 10.00am with the Notary Association of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba and the Bar Association of Lawyers has also been postponed.

All entities are being given additional time to peruse the documentation.

A new date has not been set when the aforementioned hearings will take place.


A plenary session of Parliament regarding the employment status of workers at Simpson Bay Resort is scheduled for November 17.

The plenary session will take place on Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament.

The session was called by the National Alliance (NA) faction in Parliament via an urgent request dated November 10, 2011 that was received by the Parliament Secretariat just before 5.00pm via email. The signed copy of the letter was received on Monday, November 14.

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


Central Committee Hearings are planned for 17 November and 18 November about a Centralized Registration System for Child Abuse and the National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing for the central registration system is scheduled for Thursday 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 and Women’s Desk.

The parliamentary hearings 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 the changes that are to be made to various laws that govern the country.

A Central Committee of Parliament Hearing is scheduled for Friday at 10.00am with the Notary Association of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba and the Bar Association of Lawyers.

Parliamentarians will get the input of the aforementioned with respect to the National Ordinance establishing Book 4 and Title 7.3 of the Civil Code, National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies.

This hearing will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament.

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


A Central Committee Hearing is scheduled for 15 November about the National Ordinance on Joint Custody of Minors and Under-aged Children.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The Court of Guardianship has been invited to give its input with respect to changes to the National Ordinance Book 1 of the Civil Code Joint Custody of Minors/Under-aged Children.

The parliamentary hearing is the first of several to be held during the coming weeks with respect to changes to the Civil Code. Parliament in a session of October 3 requested that other entities be heard with respect to the changes that are to be made to the Civil Code.

The Central Committee of Parliament will meet again at 2.00pm with Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan.

The meeting will deal with changes to the Penal Code with respect to special investigation methods (monitoring equipment and infiltration) for law enforcement agencies.

The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament.

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


The Ad Hoc Committee for the Revision of the Rules of Order of Parliament, will meet on Friday morning at 10.00am in the House of Parliament.

Members of the Ad Hoc Committee are Members of Parliament (MPs) Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson, Chairman, MP Hon. Roy Marlin, Vice Chairman, and MP Hon. Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce.

The three MPs will review the draft changes that have been made to the rules of order.

A plenary session of Parliament is planned for Monday, November 7 at 10.00am.

The four agenda points are: incoming documents; confirmation of permanent and ad hoc committees of parliament; the advice of the Presidium to appoint an Acting Secretary General of Parliament; and the advice of the Presidium to appoint a 1st Acting Secretary General of Parliament.

The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament.

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


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