President of Parliament Hon. drs. Gracita Arrindell says the Central Committee will start to discuss the 2012 National Budget on Wednesday.

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

The Council of Ministers are expected to be present for the meeting in order to provide additional information to Members of Parliament with respect to the national budget.


President of Parliament Hon. drs. Gracita Arrindell says the Central Committee will start to discuss the 2012 National Budget on February 22.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday morning 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 and www.sxmparliament.org.


A Plenary public session of Parliament is scheduled for February 13 regarding the voting on a motion by Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Jules James.

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

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its letter dated February 01, 2012.

The NA faction would like to discuss the voting of MP Jules James on November 17, 2011 on a draft motion of the NA; the position of the NA that MP Jules James was not allowed to vote on the motion; the letter of the Governor of Sint Maarten to Parliament, dated December 5, 2011; and the reactions of the Chairlady of Parliament to the aforementioned.

The plenary public session 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 and www.sxmparliament.org.


A Central Committee of Parliament hearing is planned for 7 February about Inheritance and Legacies.

The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 4.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The law that parliamentarians will be dealing with is the National Ordinance establishing Book 4 and Title 7.3 of the Civil Code, National Ordinance on Inheritance and Legacies.

The Association of Notaries will give their input with respect to the aforementioned national ordinance.

The committee hearing will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio can be heard via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


A Central Committee Hearing is planned for 6 February about a Centralized Registration System for Child Abuse, and a representative from Women’s Desk will be present for the parliamentary session.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing is scheduled for Monday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament. 

The Women’s Desk will give their input with respect to the national ordinance to amend Book 1 of the Civil Code.

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, 2011 requested that other entities be heard with respect to the changes that are to be made to various laws that govern the country.

The committee hearing will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio can be heard via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The second plenary public session of Parliament regarding the voting of Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Jules James in a parliamentary session back in November 2011 is set for January 31.

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

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its initial letter dated January 10, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The first plenary session with respect to this agenda point was held on January 24, 2012, however due to a lack of a quorum, the meeting did not take place.

The NA faction would like to discuss the voting of MP Jules James on November 17, 2011 on a draft motion of the NA; the position of the NA that MP Jules James was not allowed to vote on the motion; the letter of the Governor of Sint Maarten to Parliament, dated December 5, 2011; and the reactions of the Chairlady of Parliament to the aforementioned.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm.

The January 25 meeting is open to the public and will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at the Wilhelmina Straat #2.1.

Members of Parliament (MPs) will decide on the advice of the Seniorenconvent about the installation of a Committee for Country Expenditures.

The second point to be discussed is becoming a member of Parlatino’s Political, Municipality and Integration Committee which discusses political issues.

The committee session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on Thursday morning with environmental groups Nature Foundation, PRIDE, and the EPIC foundation at 10.00am.

On Thursday afternoon the Central Committee will meet with the Animal Welfare Foundation, Animal Rights Foundation and a few others at 2.00pm.

The meetings are of an informative nature where the invited organizations will give a summary of their work and challenges that they face and exchange views with Members of Parliament on how the challenges can be dealt with from a legislative perspective as well if existing laws need to be strengthened or new laws are required.

The January 26 meetings are open to the public and will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at the Wilhelmina Straat #2.1.

The committee sessions will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on Friday morning at 10.00am.

The 27 January meeting is open to the public and will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at the Wilhelmina Straat #2.1.

Members of Parliament (MPs) will be introduced to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and MPs will be informed about the work that the foundation does within the mental health field.

The MHF offers several care products, psychiatric care and counselling, day care for psychiatric patients, ambulant care for psychiatric patients, crisis intervention, voluntary and involuntary care, information and prevention campaign.

The committee session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


A Plenary public session of Parliament with reference to the utility company GEBE is scheduled for January 25.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 3.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point to be dealt with during the session is developments at GEBE including the generation and distribution of electricity, water and the fuel clause.

The National Alliance (NA) faction initially 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 and via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


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