PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The committee of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication will meet in a session on February 6, 2019.

The committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport, and Telecommunication (TEATT) will be present for this meeting.

The agenda points are:

  1. Confirmation of decision lists previous TEATT Committee meetings.
  1. An update from the Port St. Maarten on some crucial indicators since Irma, and projection going forward:
    1. Passengers statistics and Cruise Ship Arrivals to date, and projections going forward.
    2. Cargo imports and exports to date, and projections going forward.
    3. Marketing plans by the harbor to improve consumer perspective of St. Maarten.
    4. Where does St. Maarten rank in Cruise reviews since Irma?
    5. Tendering services and the distribution of passengers in Philipsburg.
    6. What are the major challenges being faced by the harbor?
    7. Any legislative hurdles that the members of parliament should be aware of?
    8. Other important information the harbor would like to share with legislators and the public (IS/799/2017-2018 dated July 31, 2018).
  1. Finalization of the St. Maarten Tourism Authority:
  2. A discussion by the committee after having reviewed the first concept of the law of the St. Maarten Tourism Foundation.
  3. The Minister’s plan going forward with the finalization of the St. Maarten Tourism Authority.
  1. Tourism recovery policy plan from the Ministry of TEATT

       The committee would like to hear from the minister

       details as to what the ministry will do in the short, medium

       and long term to promote the recovery of our tourism

       product. A presentation on this is being requested, feedback

       will be given, and a summary of the presentation sent to the

       central committee (IS/801/2017-2018 dated July 31, 2018).

  1. The current state of the civil aviation authority:
  2. Current staffing and Budget, and adjustment needed in 2019 for proper functioning.
  3. Location since the previous building was destroyed by Irma.
  4. Concrete plan on how the island will get back to cat 1 FAA and prevent dropping to cat 3.
  5. Upcoming Preliminary Audit for ICAO: List of previous findings and measure to correct findings in preparation for Audit.
  6. Concerns regarding the operations of foreign carriers under local AOC’s: how is this being regulated?
  7. Revenue Generating measures by the department including fees and aircraft registration.
  8. Pending Bi-Laterals and air traffic agreements.
  1. US Pre Clearance: Clarity on reports that this may be in jeopardy due to lack of information (IS/802/2017-2018 dated July 31, 2018).
  1. Preliminary investigation into data collection by the government of St. Maarten:
  2. Labor Data Collection
  3. Economic indicators
  4. Import/Export
  5. GDP
  6. Tourism indicators
  7. Banking sector data
  8. The Minister's plans for implementation of ASACUDA Does the department of Statistics have sufficient resources and funding to carry out its tasks? (IS/803/2017-2018 dated July 31, 2018)                             

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 15.30 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure as well as Management of NV GEBE will be present.

The agenda point is:

Overall Status update on GEBE

(This meeting was requested by MP A.M.R. Irion, MP E.J. Doran, MP C.T. Emmanuel, MP S.E. Jacobs, and MPW.V. Marlin) (IS/306/18-19 dated 07 November 2018)

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 Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

The Central Committee meeting which was adjourned on Monday, February 5, 2018 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 Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication will be present.

The agenda point is:

Status and situation around the dismissal of the workers at St. Maarten Cable TV and the predicament of the subscribers of said company (IS/309/2017-2018 dated February 1, 2018)

(This meeting was requested by MP P.F.M. Geerlings, MP S.M. Bijlani, and MP T.E. Leonard)

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 Monday, February 4, 2019. The Minister of General Affairs will be present.

The plenary public meeting which was adjourned on Monday, January 21, 2019, will be reconvened on Monday at 16.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Discussion on the decision of the Council of Ministers taken on Tuesday to go with the Dutch government and European Investment Bank (EIB) financing proposal to the tune of US $100 million for the reconstruction of St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA)

(This meeting was requested by MP A.M.R. Irion, MP E.J. Doran and MP C.T. Emmanuel, MP S.E. Jacobs, MP F.G. Richardson, and MP R. Brison) (IS/487/18-19 d.d 14 January 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 Committee of Parlatino Matters, will meet on February 4, 2019.

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

The agenda points are:

  1. Confirmation of decision list previous Parlatino Committee Meeting
  2. Election of the Chairperson of the committee for Parlatino Matters
  3. Election of the Vice-Chairperson of the committee for Parlatino Matters
  4. A discussion among members on the way forward for participation in Parlatino and recommendations of the committee to the central committee of parliament. (IS/497/18-19 dated January 16, 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 Thursday, January 31, 2019. The Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment & Infrastructure (VROMI) will be present.

The public meeting which was adjourned on Thursday, June 23, 2016, will be reconvened on Thursday at 15.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening ruimtelijke ontwikkelingsplan in verband met het herinvoeren van artikel 28a (ZJ 2015-2016-084) (IS/422/2015-2016 d.d. 14 januari 2016)

National Ordinance amending the National Ordinance Spatial Development Plan in connection with the reintroduction of article 28a (Parliamentary Year 2015-2016-084)

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 Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

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

The agenda point is:

Discussion regarding the proposal of Kingdom Law containing provisions for the handling of disputes between the kingdom and the countries (Kingdom law disputes regulation), 35 099 (R2114) (IS/454/18-19 dated 21 December 2018)

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 Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations (CKAIR), will meet on January 25, 2019.

The CKAIR Committee meeting is scheduled for 09.30 hrs. on Friday in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  1. Debriefing IPKO and Tripartite January 7-11, 2019 in Sint Maarten
  1. Geschillenregeling (IS/454/2018-2019 dated 21 December, 2018) and (IS/471/2018-2019 dated 04 January, 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 Ad Hoc Committee New Parliament Building (AHCNPB), will meet on January 25, 2019.

The AHCNPB Committee meeting is scheduled for Friday at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. Ir. Damien D.E. Richardson will be present for this meeting.

The agenda point is:

Presentation on the new Parliament building (IS/091/2018-2019 dated September 21, 2018)

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 Thursday, January 24, 2019.

The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance will be present.

The agenda points are:

  1. Presentation by the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) regarding the International Conference on Disaster Medicine and Hurricane Resilience (IS/500/2018/2019)
  1. Discussion regarding the solution for the urgent liquidity problem at the PJIA (IS/506/2018-2019)

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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