The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm.

The January 25 meeting is open to the public and will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at the Wilhelmina Straat #2.1.

Members of Parliament (MPs) will decide on the advice of the Seniorenconvent about the installation of a Committee for Country Expenditures.

The second point to be discussed is becoming a member of Parlatino’s Political, Municipality and Integration Committee which discusses political issues.

The committee session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on Thursday morning with environmental groups Nature Foundation, PRIDE, and the EPIC foundation at 10.00am.

On Thursday afternoon the Central Committee will meet with the Animal Welfare Foundation, Animal Rights Foundation and a few others at 2.00pm.

The meetings are of an informative nature where the invited organizations will give a summary of their work and challenges that they face and exchange views with Members of Parliament on how the challenges can be dealt with from a legislative perspective as well if existing laws need to be strengthened or new laws are required.

The January 26 meetings are open to the public and will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at the Wilhelmina Straat #2.1.

The committee sessions will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on Friday morning at 10.00am.

The 27 January meeting is open to the public and will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at the Wilhelmina Straat #2.1.

Members of Parliament (MPs) will be introduced to the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and MPs will be informed about the work that the foundation does within the mental health field.

The MHF offers several care products, psychiatric care and counselling, day care for psychiatric patients, ambulant care for psychiatric patients, crisis intervention, voluntary and involuntary care, information and prevention campaign.

The committee session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and only the audio via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


A Plenary public session of Parliament with reference to the utility company GEBE is scheduled for January 25.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 3.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point to be dealt with during the session is developments at GEBE including the generation and distribution of electricity, water and the fuel clause.

The National Alliance (NA) faction initially requested the plenary session in its letter dated January 06, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


A Plenary public session of Parliament is scheduled for January 24 regarding the voting of Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Jules James.

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

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its letter dated January 10, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The NA faction would like to discuss the voting of MP Jules James on November 17, 2011 on a draft motion of the NA; the position of the NA that MP Jules James was not allowed to vote on the motion; the letter of the Governor of Sint Maarten to Parliament, dated December 5, 2011; and the reactions of the Chairlady of Parliament to the aforementioned.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 and via Pearl Radio FM 98.1 as well as via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and www.sxmparliament.org.


The plenary public session of Parliament with reference to the utility company GEBE and infrastructure developments that was held on January 16 will continue on Thursday, January 19 at 10.00am.

Vice Prime Minister Hon. Theo Heyliger, and Minister responsible for Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure, will respond to the first round of questions that were posed by Members of Parliament (MPs).

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

The two agenda points being dealt with in the plenary session are, infrastructure developments on Sint Maarten and the impact on the environment, and developments at GEBE including the generation and distribution of electricity, water and the fuel clause.

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its letter dated January 06, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


A Plenary public session of Parliament with reference to the utility company GEBE and infrastructure developments is scheduled for January 16.

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

There are three agenda points for the plenary session, firstly, incoming documents; second is infrastructure developments on Sint Maarten and the impact on the environment; and the third agenda point is developments at GEBE including the generation and distribution of electricity, water and the fuel clause.

The National Alliance (NA) faction requested the plenary session in its letter dated January 06, 2012 to the President of Parliament.

The NA in its letter also requested the presence of the Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure Hon. Theo Heyliger, and Minister of Economic & Tourism Affairs, Telecommunications & Transport Hon. Franklin Meyers.

The plenary public session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


The Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting on 19 December with the International Medical Center Sint Maarten.

The Monday meeting will take place at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

A plenary session of Parliament will continue with respect to the Corporate Governance Council (CGC) at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The agenda point for the meeting is the functioning of the CGC which was discussed in a previous plenary session held on December 06.

Prime Minister Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams and the Minister of Finance Hon. Hiro Shigemoto have been invited to attend the meeting.

The National Alliance (NA) faction in parliament requested the aforementioned plenary session in its letter to the Parliament Secretariat of 14 November 2011.

Both meetings are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.


The permanent committee of Parliament for Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transport (TEATT) will meet on 20 December.

The Tuesday TEATT meeting is scheduled for 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of Parliament with the Real Estate Association Sint Maarten, where the latter will give an introduction about its services and products.

TEATT members are, Members of Parliament (MP) Hon. Jules James (Chairman), MP Hon. Leroy De Weever (Vice Chairman), MP Hon. Patrick Illidge, MP Hon. Lloyd Richardson, and MP Hon. Frans Richardson.

The Central Committee of Parliament will be having a hearing with the Bar Association on 20, December with respect to the Penal Code.

The public hearing of Parliament will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The Bar Association will be able to present its views to Members of Parliament with respect to extra-ordinary investigation methods that law enforcement authorities could use in the fight against crime.

Both meetings are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  


A Central Committee Hearing is scheduled for 13 December about a Centralized Registration System for Child Abuse.

The Central Committee of Parliament Hearing for the central registration system will be held on Tuesday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

A number of organizations and entities dealing with children have been invited to parliament to give their input with respect to the national ordinance to amend Book 1 of the Civil Code.

The organizations are Safe Haven, Court of Guardianship, I Can Foundation, Crystal Home, UJIMA Foundation, Multipurpose Organization Foundation, and Women’s Desk.

Parliamentary hearings over the past two months are part of the process to deal with amendments to the Civil and Penal Codes. Parliament in a session of October 3 requested that other entities be heard with respect to amendments that are to be made to various laws that govern the country.

A Central Committee meeting of Parliament is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm with reference to visa policies, admittance and expulsion of the countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

This meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament and the Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan has been asked to be present to exchange views and ideas about the aforementioned.

The hearing and central committee meeting are open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  


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