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.


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.  


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