The permanent Committee of Parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT), will meet on April 22nd with representatives from AVA Airways.

    

The 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 representatives from AVA Airways concerning the business plan; the Sint Maarten Aviation Open Sky Policy; the private public partnership proposal with WINAIR; the intension with FAA IASA Cat 2 aviation rating and to bring to the attention of Parliament the circumvention, slanderous statement, discrimination and protecting of a monopoly in Air Transport within the Dutch Caribbean by the Government of Curacao.

 


The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent plenary public session on April 21. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs will be present for the session.    

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

The agenda point is Discussion on the management, financial dilemma, court cases, lack of payments to the staff of NIPA and the status of NIPA.

This urgent plenary session of the House was requested by Members of Parliament (MPs) MP L.M. Marlin-Romeo, MP T.E. Leonard and MP V.H.C. de Weever.

 


The permanent Committee of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs (CECYSA), will meet on April 21st with representatives from Foresee Foundation.

    

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

The agenda point is Presentation by Foresee Foundation on the ongoing projects pertaining to Technology in Education.

 


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

The closed door Finance Committee meeting is set for Wednesday at 11.00 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 April 19. The Minister of General Affairs will be present for the session.    

The plenary public meeting reconvenes on Tuesday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is the sale of the new government administration building.

This plenary session of the House was requested by Members of Parliament (MPs) MP Franklin Meyers, MP Leona Marlin-Romeo and MP Van Hugh Cornelius de Weever.

 


The Ad Hoc Committee New Parliament Building of Parliament will meet in a closed door session on April 19th.

The closed door 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 a discussion on procedural steps to be taken to come to a location, requirements and general conditions for the construction of a new Parliament Building.

 


The Central Committee will meet in a session on April 18, 2016. The Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure will be present for the sitting of the House.     

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Monday at 2.00 pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is the Draft National Ordinance amending the Ordinance spatial development plan in connection with the reintroduction of Article 28a.

This meeting is a continuation of the meeting that started on March 24, 2016.

 


The Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Interparliamentary Relationsof Parliament will meet in a session on Monday, April 11. Several Ministers will be present for the sitting of the House.     

The CKAIR meeting has been set for Monday at 10.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is discussion with the relevant Ministers on several topics in preparation of the IPKO and Tripartite to be held from May 31-June 3, 2016 in the Hague, the Netherlands.

The Minister of General Affairs will be providing information on embassies and the securing of the interests of Sint Maarten, dispute regulation, discrimination, possibility of travel with ID between Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten, SIDS and the formalization of ministerial cooperation (Ministeriële Samenwerking), followed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs on the success rate of Sint Maarten students in the Netherlands, the actual implementation of the action plan on the rights of the child and an update on DUO.

The next Minister who will be shedding light to topics such as flight connections between Sint Maarten, Saba and Statia, landing rights on Sint Maarten, fast ferry connection between Sint Maarten, Saba and Statia and reducing roaming costs between the Caribbean islands of the Kingdom is the Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor will be elaborating on health care and discrimination right after.

Finally the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure will delve into climate change, global warming, the Paris Climate Agreement and its consequences for Sint Maarten in relation to SIDS and innovative and sustainable energywhile the Minister of Finance will give an update on will registration (testamentenregister).

 


The Central Committee will meet in session on February 8th and the Minister of Finance will be present.   

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Monday at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is the draft National Ordinance to establish the National 2016 Budget.

 


The House of Parliament will meet in a Plenary Session on January 27th with the Minister of General Affairs.      

The public Plenary Session is scheduled for Wednesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The four point agenda is as follows: draft National Ordinance to change the Pension Ordinance; ratification agreements lists Inter-parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (IPKO) and Tripartite January 2016; discussion on the four resolutions adopted by the Tripartite meeting of January 4, 2016; and advice concerning the appointment of 1st Acting Secretary General of Parliament.

 


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