PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Parliament invites the public to send in nominations for the Annual President of Parliament Award.  
The application documents are on the Parliament’s website.  Persons have until August 12, 2019 to submit their nominations. 
The website address is: www.sxmparliament.org and can be found under the documents section of the site.  Select the link and you will be able to download the application form. 
The purpose of the award is to honour young persons on Sint Maarten that are a great example to the youth and who have contributed positively to the community and the country. 
Nominations can be submitted by any citizen of Sint Maarten who believes that the individual that he/she is nominating meets the criteria. 
The eligibility criteria are: the candidate must have the Dutch nationality and/or has been legally residing in Sint Maarten for 10-years or more consecutively, and has been registered in the Civil Registry for that period of time; must be between the ages of 15-24 years; has made a worthwhile contribution to the development of the community and the country; these contributions/achievements must have taken place within the last three years; contributions/achievements must have been made while the individual was acting as a private citizen, not as an appointed or elected government official; and must have demonstrated capacity for leadership and ability to motivate. 
An award committee will be established each year consisting of three members of Parliament.  Members of the committee will review the nomination documents prior to the selection meeting and select three nominees. 
During the selection meeting, the President of Parliament selects the recipient of the award based on the recommendations of the award committee. 
The award will be presented yearly to the recipient during the reception ceremony at the Opening of the Parliamentary Year. 
Nominations for the Annual President of Parliament may be submitted to The Parliament of Sint Maarten, attention, Annual President of Parliament Award Committee, Wilhelminastraat 1, Philipsburg or via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, June 11, 2019. The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The agenda point is: Discussion on the proposed draft amendments by Aruba with regard to the Kingdom Law Kingdom Disputes (IS/1035/2018-2019 dated May 22, 2019) Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg. The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten. # # #

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Continuation Plenary Public session on Friday, June 7, 2019.

The Public meeting which was adjourned on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, will be reconvened on Friday, at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Council of Ministers will be present.

The agenda point is:

  1. Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot vaststelling van de Begroting van het land Sint Maarten voor het dienstjaar 2019 (Landsverordening begroting 2019) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-126) (IS/666/2018-2019 d.d. 4 maart 2019)

Draft National Ordinance Establishing the Budget of Sint Maarten for the 2019 service year (National Ordinance Budget 2019) (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-126) (IS/666/2018-2019 dated March 4, 2019)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

The continuation public meeting which was adjourned on May 27, 2019, will be reconvened on Tuesday, at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport will be present.

The agenda point is:

The effects of the lumpsum subsidy on the FAVE and SVOBE schools, whereby school boards have clearly expressed that lower student numbers resulting in lower subsidies threatens their financial position and negatively affects quality education in their schools (IS/1001/2018-2019 dated May 16, 2019)

(This meeting was requested by MP E.J. Doran, MP S.E. Jacobs and MP C.T. Emmanuel)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on, June 4, 2019.

The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 10.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Appointment Special Delegates for the handling of the draft Kingdom Law Kingdom Disputes

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in an Urgent Plenary Public session on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

The Public meeting is scheduled for 16.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Deputy Prime Minister replacing the Minister of Justice will be present.

The agenda points are:

  1. The management structure of the detention facilities on St. Maarten
  2. The status and significance of Progress Committee reports recommendations (IS/1059/2018-2019 dated May 24, 2019)

(This meeting was requested by MP T.E. Leonard, MP S.M. Bijlani and MP J.C. James)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent Plenary Public session on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

The Public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure will be present.

The agenda point is:

The current situation regarding Erfpacht land in St. Maarten, what is currently being collected, what is owed to the government and policies by the Ministry of VROMI to improve all of the above (IS/1032/2018-2019 dated May 21, 2019)

(This meeting was requested by MP R. Brison, MP E.J. Doran, MP F.G. Richardson and MP C.T. Emmanuel)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019.

The Plenary Public meeting which was adjourned on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, will be reconvened on Monday, at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Justice will be present.

The agenda points are:

  1. Ontwerp  Landsverordening houdende regels teneinde te voldoen aan aanbeveling 29 van de Financial Action Task Force omtrent financiële inlichtingeenheden (Landsverordening Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-124) (IS/604/2018-2019 d.d. 18 februari 2019)  

(National Ordinance containing rules in order to comply with recommendation 29 of the Financial Action Task Force concerning Financial Intelligence units (National Ordinance Financial Intelligence Unit (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-124) (IS/604/2018-2019, dated February 18, 2019))

  1. Ontwerp van Landsverordening houdende regels ter voorkoming van en bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering naar aanleiding van de aanbevelingen van de Financial Action Task Force (Landsverordening bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-125) (IS/605/2018-2019 d.d. 18 februari 2019)

(National Ordinance containing rules to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing in response to the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (National Ordinance combatting money laundering and terrorism financing (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-125) (IS/605/2018-2019, dated February 18, 2019))

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.sx and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. The Minister of Justice will be present.

The Plenary Public meeting which was originally scheduled for April 23, 2019 but was not continued due to a lack of quorum has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 16.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  1. Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening aanmeldingsplicht van grensoverschrijdende geldtransporten naar aanleiding van de aanbevelingen 32 en 33 van de Financial Action Task Force (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-120) (IS/142/2018-2019 d.d. 4 oktober 2018)

(National Ordinance amending the National Ordinance on the obligation to notify cross-border money transfers in response to recommendations 32 and 33 of the Financial Action Task Force (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-120) (IS/142/2018-2019, dated October 4, 2018))

  1. Ontwerp Landsverordening houdende regels teneinde te voldoen aan aanbeveling 29 van de Financial Action Task Force omtrent financiële inlichtingeenheden (Landsverordening Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-124) (IS/604/2018-2019 d.d. 18 februari 2019)

(National Ordinance containing rules in order to comply with recommendation 29 of the Financial Action Task Force concerning Financial Intelligence units (National Ordinance Financial Intelligence Unit (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-124) (IS/604/2018-2019, dated February 18, 2019))

  1. Ontwerp van Landsverordening houdende regels ter voorkoming van en bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering naar aanleiding van de aanbevelingen van de Financial Action Task Force (Landsverordening bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-125) (IS/605/2018-2019 d.d. 18 februari 2019)

(National Ordinance containing rules to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing in response to the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (National Ordinance combatting money laundering and terrorism financing (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-125) (IS/605/2018-2019, dated February 18, 2019))


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public session on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Plenary Public meeting which was adjourned on November 12, 2018, will be reconvened on Wednesday, at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance will be present. 

The agenda point is:

Status of Tax Reform on St. Maarten (IS/181/2018-2019 dated October 11, 2018) 

(This meeting was requested by MP C.T. Emanuel, MP F.G. Richardson, MP E.J. Doran, and MP S.E. Jacobs)

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.  

The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.sxmparliament.orgwww.pearlfmradio.sx  and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

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