The Permanent Committee of Parliament on Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment, and Infrastructure, will meet on April 26 in a public session.

A group of individuals will provide parliamentarians information about Geographical Information System (GIS) – The Currency of Modern Government.

The request for the meeting came from Donald Webster, a GIS specialist. Webster and his team will provide information on how GIS is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage, spatial referenced data, and how various government institutions throughout the world have relied on using this technology to the benefit of their national development.

The meeting will take place on Thursday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The committee is headed by Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Romain Laville, Chairman, MP Hon. Roy Marlin, Vice Chair, MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, and MP Hon. William Marlin.

The committee meeting will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and via Pearl Radio FM 98.1. The audio will be carried via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com.


The Committee of Country Expenditures meeting that was scheduled in a closed session on April 26 has been postponed.

The Committee was scheduled to meet with the high council of state the General Audit Chamber.

Members of the Committee are Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Roy Marlin, Chairman, MP Hon. William Marlin, Vice Chair, MP Hon. Romain Laville, MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, and MP Hon. Frans Richardson.


The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Parliamentary Relations will meet in a closed session on April 20 to discuss matters related to the democratic deficit within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The meeting will take place on Friday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

Members of the Committee are Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Roy Marlin, Chairman, MP Hon. Ruth Douglass, Vice Chair, MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, MP Hon. William Marlin, and MP Hon. Frans Richardson.


The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Parliamentary Relations will meet in a closed session on April 20 to discuss matters related to the democratic deficit within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The meeting will take place on Friday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

Members of the Committee are Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Roy Marlin, Chairman, MP Hon. Ruth Douglass, Vice Chair, MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, MP Hon. William Marlin, and MP Hon. Frans Richardson.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed session on April 17 to discuss an aviation proposal.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

Members of Parliament will receive a presentation from Garrison Walker Financial Inc. outlining an aviation proposal for Sint Maarten.


The Central Committee of Parliament that met in a closed door meeting on March 30 to discuss matters related to the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS), will continue on April 13.

The meeting will take place on Friday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg, behind closed doors.

Points to be addressed are political influences affecting the Central Bank; currency for Curacao and Sint Maarten vis a vis dollarization; and is there a future for the CBCS.

The President of the CBCS E. Tromp will attend the meeting.

The Central Committee meeting was initially requested by the Democratic Party faction Members of Parliament (MP) Hon. Roy Marlin, MP Hon. Petrus de Weever, and Independent MP Hon. Patrick Illidge with respect to developments surrounding the CBCS.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet on April 12 in public session to discuss two agenda points.

The first agenda point is related to the Penal Code while the second one is the approval of the working visit of the President of Parliament to Washington DC from March 25-28, 2012.

The Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan is expected to be present for the first agenda point.

The Thursday meeting will start at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The committee meeting will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and via Pearl Radio FM 98.1. The audio will be carried via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com.


The Permanent Committee of Parliament on Education, Culture, Youth and Sports, will meet on April 10 behind closed doors, however the meeting will be recorded.

The members of the permanent committee will be meeting with representatives of the University of St. Martin (USM).

The meeting will take place on Tuesday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The committee is headed by Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Sylvia Meyers-Olivacce, Chairman, MP Hon. Petrus Leroy de Weever, Vice Chair, and MP Hon. Louie Laveist.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door meeting on March 30 to discuss a five point agenda.

The meeting will take place on Friday morning at 10.30am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The first agenda point is the approval of the parliamentary business trip by the President of Parliament from March 25-28 to Washington; the present status of the Central Bank and the results that led to the Central Bank implementing the borrowing ceiling measure.

The third agenda point is political influences affecting the Central Bank; fourth, currency for Curacao and Sint Maarten vis a vis dollarization; and the fifth agenda point is there a future for a Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten (CBCS).

The President of the CBCS E. Tromp and the Sint Maarten Bankers Association will attend the meeting.

The Central Committee meeting was requested by the Democratic Party faction Members of Parliament (MP) Hon. Roy Marlin, MP Hon. Petrus de Weever, and Independent MP Hon. Patrick Illidge with respect to the CBCS.


The plenary session of Parliament with respect to the 2012 National Budget, will start on March 19.

The Monday meeting will start at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The plenary meeting will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and via Pearl Radio FM 98.1. The audio will be carried via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com.


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