The Finance Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door session on June 29th .

The closed door Finance Committee meeting is set for Wednesday at 9.30 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is discussion with the CFT concerning the financial situation of Sint Maarten.

 


The permanent Committee of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA), will meet on June 29th with representatives of the Ministry of Education from Curaçao.

The Committee meeting is set for Wednesday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is Information regarding the social formation program

 


The Central Committee will meet in a session on June 29, 2016.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Wednesday at 11.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is Advice concerning appointment of 2nd Acting Secretary General of Parliament.

 


 

This meeting is a Continuation of the meeting regarding The ministry of Justice policy with regarding to vote buying.

This meeting was adjourned on May 23rd after the first round of questions. This meeting will continue on Monday, June 20 at 14:00 hrs.

 


The Finance Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door session on June 7th.

      

The closed door Finance Committee meeting is set for Tuesday at 10.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is Presentation of the draft Budget 2017 of the Ombudsman.

 


 

The Ad Hoc Committee of Integrity (BCI), will meet on June 7.

The Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points to be discussed are:

1. Approval Decision list BCI Parliamentary Year 2015-2016, no. 4

2. Continuation discussion on topics proposed in connection with setting the parameters and work method for the Permanent Committee Integrity

 


The Permanent Committee of Finance, will meet on June 8.

The Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 11.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point to be discussed is:

Presentation on tax reform (IS/751/2015-2016 dated May 17, 2016)

Representatives of Berman Consultancy Legal & Trust will be giving the presentation to the Committee.

 


The Finance Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door session on May 20th.

The closed door Finance Committee meeting is set for Friday at 10.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is a discussion with “Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties”(MOT) concerning their operation and guidelines.

 


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on May 23. The Minister of Justice will be present for the session.    

The plenary public meeting is scheduled for Monday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is The Ministry of Justice policy with regards to vote buying.

This plenary session of the House was requested by Members of Parliament (MPs) MP F.A. Meyers, MP T.E. Heyliger, MP T.E. Leonard, MP L.J. Richardson, MD, MP J.E. Leonard, MP V.H.C.  de Weever and MP L.M. Marlin- Romeo.

 


From May 31-June 3, 2016 delegations from the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten will be meeting in The Hague, Netherlands for the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO).

The four parliamentary delegations will be discussing a number of issues that include education especially where DUO is concerned and repayment by former students, innovative and sustainable energy projects, climate change and the Paris agreement, health care specifically further specialization of hospitals in the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, youth affairs, economic opportunities such as the possible introduction of a fast ferry between the Windward Islands and discrimination within the Kingdom.

The dispute regulation and the draft initiative Kingdom law to amend articles 14 and 38 of the Kingdom Charter of Second Chamber Member Van Laar are also on the agenda to be discussed. It is expected that the joint draft Kingdom Law for a  Dispute Regulation as submitted by Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten back in January of this year will be at the center stage of the discussion. The program includes several work visits as well.

The delegation of Sint Maarten has been preparing for months for its participation in these meetings. The Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations met on numerous occasions to discuss the several topics and to establish the position of the Sint Maarten delegation on the several topics.

The Interparliamentary consultations will conclude on Friday June 3, 2016 with the adoption and signing of the Agreement List and a joint press conference of the four delegations.

The deliberations between the delegations are open to the public and can be followed directly through a live stream on the web site of the First Chamber and the Second Chamber, depending on the location of the meeting for that day, www.eerstekamer.nl or www.tweedekamer.nl.

Prior to the start of the Interparliamentary consultations, on May 30, 2016, the delegation of Sint Maarten will also be participating in the Tripartite meeting along with delegations from sister islands of Curaçao and Aruba. Among the topics to be discussed are travel with ID cards between the islands, decentralization of testament/will registration, a possible joint Constitutional Court, the possibility of getting Sint Maarten back on the UN Decolonization List  as well as several IPKO topics

The goal of the meeting is to prepare for the Interparliamentary consultation as well as discuss topics of mutual interest.

The Sint Maarten delegation partaking in the IPKO and Tripartite meetings will consist of the following members:

Mrs. Sarah A. Wescot-Williams, President of Parliament, Delegation leader;

Mr. George C. Pantophlet, Chairman Committee Kingdom Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations;

Mr. Frans G. Richardson;

Mr. Maurice A. Lake;

Mrs. Leona M. Marlin-Romeo;

Mr. Van Hugh C. de Weever;

Mr. Franklin A. Meyers;

Mrs. N.R. Guishard-Joubert, LL.M., Secretary General;

Mr. mr Ralph R.H. Richardson, advisor.

 


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