The House of Parliament will meet in a public plenary session June 29 to discuss a three point agenda, which includes the appointment of a new President of Parliament.

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

The first and second agenda points are related to incoming documents and establishment of the decision list.

The third agenda point is the request by Members of Parliament R.J. Laville, R.R. Marlin, G.C. Pantophlet, P.G. Illidge, L.J. Richardson, F.G. Richardson, H.L. Richardson, L.E. Laveist and R.E. Samuel for the plenary session regarding the appointment.

The plenary public meeting 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 Committee of Country Expenditures will be meeting in a closed session on June 13 with the General Audit Chamber.

The meeting 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 meeting will be an exchange of ideas with respect to personnel costs in 2011.

The Committee was initially scheduled to meet with the high council of state on May 08.

Members of the Committee are Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Roy Marlin, Chairman, Vice Chair, MP Hon. Romain Laville, MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, and MP Hon. Frans Richardson.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in public session on June 12 with the Committee of Financial Supervision (CFT).

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

The first agenda point is a meeting with representatives of CFT where an exchange of views will take place between the former and Members of Parliament (MPs).

The second agenda point is an advice from the Permanent Committee Kingdom Affairs and Inter-parliamentary Relations regarding participation in the control of the Kingdom Government where it concerns extraordinary matters.

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 a public session on June 05 to discuss correspondence from the Corporate Governance Council (CGC), Financial Supervision and the Parliament of Latin America Parlatino.

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 Central Committee will have a discussion about correspondence submitted from CGC to the Council of Ministers applying Article 4 of the Ordinance Corporate Ordinance.

The second agenda point is the half-year report of financial supervision presented by (former) Dutch Minister of Internal Affairs and Kingdom Relations Hon. J.P.H. Donner.

The third agenda point is a proposal by the Parliament of Latin America Parlatino for Sint Maarten to host two committee meetings on November 22 and 23, 2012.

The committee meeting 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.


Meeting Rescheduled

Monday, 04 June 2012

The Central Committee of Parliament meeting for June 4 at 3.00pm has been rescheduled to 4.00pm


Five new draft ordinances have been added to the parliamentary website for citizens to review. The laws are in the official Dutch language.

The draft new laws that have been added are: Criminal Code; draft National Ordinance change in connection with the introduction of Emancipation Day as holiday on July 1; draft ordinance related to the introduction of rules related to energy savings; Changes to the Stamp Ordinance 1994 in connection with the introduction of a new Identification Card and Driver’s License; and changes to the National Ordinance Voluntary Corps of Sint Maarten 1997.

There are 13 other national ordinances that can be viewed by going to the “Documents” tab.


The Secretary General of Parliament Jozef D. Semeleer is calling on contractors to contact the parliamentary secretariat as soon as possible to set up a hearing regarding the Property Law and Contracting of Work draft ordinance.

The draft ordinance on Property Law and Contracting of Work which was submitted to the Parliament of Sint Maarten by the Minister of Justice and published on www.sxmparliament.org, will be held in a hearing format in a public session of the Central Committee of Parliament.

Members of Parliament would like to hear the opinions and recommendations from the general contractors in the business community as to the effects and consequences before handling this draft ordinance in a Public Meeting of Parliament.

Contractors are invited to contact the Secretary General of Parliament to make their interest known in participating in this hearing.

Representatives of contractors will be offered the possibility to make a brief presentation on the draft ordinance on Contracting of Work as it is relevant to their business interests in respect to the possible consequences of the proposed draft to contractors specifically and to the community in general.

Anyone wishing to participate in this hearing can contact the Secretary General via telephone number 542-2557 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 1st, 2012.


The Central Committee of Parliament meeting scheduled for Thursday afternoon about Identification Cards and Driver’s Licenses, will be open to the public.

The meeting will take place on May 24 at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The first agenda point is related to the National Ordinance, changes to the Stamp Ordinance 1994 as well as other ordinances regarding the introduction of new identification cards and driver’s licenses.

The second agenda point is an initiative draft ordinance which requires changes to the Civil Code Book Seven A, regarding the elimination of misuse of labour contracts.

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.

 


There will be a public plenary session of Parliament on May 24 regarding the Criminal Code.

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

The first agenda point will deal with incoming documents.

The second agenda point is related to the National Ordinance establishing the new Criminal Law Code.

This plenary session was initially planned for May 21 but had to be postponed due to the swearing in ceremony of the new government.

The public 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.


The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in a closed door session with representatives from International Liquor and Tobacco NV on May 23.

The discussion between Members of Parliament and International Liquor and Tobacco is related to decoded products of alcoholic spirits.  

The meeting 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.


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