The Central Committee of Parliament was scheduled to meet in public session on October 09, however the meeting has been postponed.

The agenda point for this meeting was related to the present situation regarding maintenance and zoning, and the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. William Marlin, was invited to appear before parliament.

The meeting has been postponed as per the request of Hon. Minister William Marlin due to the funeral of his brother that will take place on Tuesday.

This meeting was requested by the United Peoples (UP) Party parliamentary faction.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on October 08. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Cornelius de Weever will be present for the parliamentary session.

The meeting will take place on Monday morning, October 08 at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The meeting has been requested by the United Peoples (UP) Party faction. It was initially planned for September 28 but was cancelled.

The agenda point is: information on the health situation at the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC), with its impact on the social and labour policies.

The central committee session of October 08 will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com, and also via www.sxmparliament.org.


The Central Committee of Parliament meeting that was scheduled for September 28 has been cancelled.

The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Cornelius de Weever had been invited to Parliament for that particular meeting.

The meeting has been requested by the United Peoples (UP) Party faction.

The agenda point was the portfolios of the Minister, Public Health, Social Development and Labour.


The Permanent Committee of Parliament for Kingdom Affairs and Inter Parliamentary Relations will meet on September 20.

The meeting will take place on Thursday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The first agenda point is the Convention for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage; second agenda point, measures related to the Treaty of Antarctica; third agenda point, answers to questions from the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament with respect to cross-Atlantic ticket price differences which were raised at the Inter parliamentary meeting in January between delegations from the four parliaments in the Kingdom.

The fourth agenda point is changes to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships; 5., a report over the state of affairs regarding parliamentary approval of treaties; 6., a proposal regarding cooperation of the Kingdom inter parliamentary meeting; 7., a proposal to change a Kingdom Law regarding Nationality for obtaining and granting the Dutch nationality; 8., a proposal to approve a Kingdom Law dealing with a protocol from 1 November 2002, London, Treaty of Athens relating to the transportation of passengers and their luggage; 9. a Kingdom Law related to Strasbourg Convention on Illicit Traffic by Sea and implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Drugs and Psychotropic Substances; 10. A law proposal regarding the Kingdom Law on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, signed in Paris, France  

The chairman of the committee is Member of Parliament (MP) from the Democratic Party Hon. Roy Marlin. Other committee members are: MP Hon. Dr. Ruth Douglass (United Peoples party), MP Hon. Patrick Illidge (Independent), MP. Hon. George Pantophlet (National Alliance), MP Hon. Frans Richardson (Independent), and MP Hon. Romain Laville (Independent).

The permanent committee meeting will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, with a live stream on the internet via Parliament’s website www.sxmparliament.org, Pearl Radio FM 98.1 (audio), and also via www.pearlfmradio.com.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on August 23 about an investigation that was carried out by the General Audit Chamber.

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

This is the first study that the High Council of State General Audit Chamber has carried out since its formal establishment in 2010.

The Chamber studied the process that led to the appointment of parliament’s staff.


A plenary session of Parliament will meet in public session on August 21.

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

The first agenda point is incoming documents followed by the approval of the decision list related to plenary session of parliament.

The third agenda point is to define a crest for the Parliament of Sint Maarten.

The plenary 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. Live streaming will also be via Parliament’s website www.sxmparliament.org


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on August 17, the first meeting since the July recess to discuss a four point agenda.

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

The first agenda point is the submission of the 2011 Annual Report of the High Council of State Ombudsman.

The second agenda point is the appointment of the Chair person, members, and replacement members of the High Council of State General Audit Chamber.

The third agenda point is approval of a working visit to the Netherland in connection with the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament meeting on September 18 in the Ridderzaal and reception of out-going Second Chamber of Parliament President Hon. G.A. Verbeet.

The fourth agenda point also seeks approval from Members of Parliament (MP) with respect to a working visit to Panama in with respect to the 9th Plenary Meeting of ParlAmericas from August 30 to September 1.

ParlAmericas is Parliamentarians for the Americas. It is an independent network composed of national legislatures of 35 states from North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean.

Members of ParlAmericas are committed to promoting parliamentary participation in the Inter-American system. They are also engaged in developing inter-parliamentary dialogue on relevant hemispheric issues.

The central committee 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.


Due to the funeral of the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Quinniche that will take place on Thursday starting at 11.00am, the Central Committee of Parliament meeting that was scheduled for 10.00am that same morning, has been split into two sessions.

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

The two agenda points for the July 04 meeting are a presentation regarding the 2011 Annual Report of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten.

The second agenda point is a request from the High Council of State the Ombudsman with respect to completing the process for the nomination of a Deputy Ombudsman.

On Thursday, July 05, the Central Committee of Parliament is scheduled to meet at 2.00pm at the initial request sent in by the United Peoples party faction requesting the presence of the Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan to provide information to parliament about the situation and current developments at the national prison.

Both central committee sessions 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.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on July 05.

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

The first agenda point is related to a presentation regarding the 2011 Annual Report of the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten.

The second agenda point is a request from the High Council of State the Ombudsman with respect to completing the process for the nomination of a Deputy Ombudsman.

The third agenda point is a request sent in by the United Peoples party faction requesting the presence of the Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan to provide information to parliament about the situation and current developments at the national prison.

The central committee 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.

 


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on June 28.

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

The first agenda point is related to a National Alliance faction initiative law to change Book 7A of the Civil Code of a national ordinance eliminating the misuse of labour contracts.

The second agenda point is a request sent in by the United Peoples party faction requesting the presence of the Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan to provide information to parliament about the situation and current developments at the national prison.

The third agenda point concerns the crest of the House of Parliament

The central committee 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.


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