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A public plenary session of parliament is scheduled for October 10 regarding the draft laws from the former Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles.

The purpose of the meeting is to formally decide on the continuation of the handling of the draft laws from the former Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles, submitted on Friday October 7th by the government.

It’s a procedural decision not to debate the contents of the draft laws at this point in time but to handle them at a later date as they are submitted by the various ministries.

Parliament has already started to deal with legislative changes that were submitted by the Minister of Justice Hon. Roland Duncan that were partly handled in the former Parliament of the Netherlands Antilles.

Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams have been invited to the meeting.

The meeting of parliament will take place at 2.00pm on Monday in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

This meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.

Monday, 10 October 2011

An urgent plenary session of Parliament will be held on October 11 with the Prime Minister and Minister responsible for General Affairs Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams.

The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament on Tuesday at 2.00pm.

The National Alliance (NA) faction in Parliament in a letter dated October 05, 2011 requested this meeting to discuss developments surrounding the taking over of postal services by Sint Maarten from Nieuwe Post Nederlandse Antillen (NPNA).

The meeting which is also open to the public will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  

The October 3 Central Committee meeting related to doctor cards, granting of social aid and labour affairs that was adjourned to be continued on Monday, October 10, is now scheduled for Monday, October 24.

The meeting could not be held on October 10 due to the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour who would be off island on that particular day.

Monday, 10 October 2011

An extra ordinary plenary session of parliament will take place on Monday, October 10 at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament, to mark the first year of country status.

This meeting has been convened at the request of Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Hon. Dr. Rhoda Arrindell.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday will be attending the extra ordinary plenary session of parliament.

The Council of Ministers will also be present and the Prime Minister, Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams will address parliament with respect to the 10-year journey to country status.

Faction leaders will also be addressing parliament, namely, Independent Faction Member of Parliament Hon. Frans Richardson, Democratic Party Faction Leader MP Hon. Roy Marlin, National Alliance Faction Leader MP Hon. William Marlin, and United People party Faction Leader MP Hon. Romain Laville. Minister Hon. Dr. Rhoda Arrindell will also address parliament.

 

This session of parliament will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 at 10.00am.

Friday, 07 October 2011

A public plenary session of parliament will take place on Monday, October 03 at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

 

This meeting is the continuation of the plenary session that was held on Monday, September 26. Seven additional agenda points have been added for the October 3 parliamentary session.

 

During the September 26 plenary session, the House of Parliament dealt with three out of the eight agenda points with the first one related to incoming documents followed by amendments to the Civil Code having to deal with paternity; and the raising of children.

 

The other five agenda points are related to inheritance; purchasing of non removable property and assets; consumer protection; sole proprietorship; bankruptcy and claims.

The seven additional agenda points that have been added to the October 3 session are: National Ordinance Trust Companies; Establishment of a Central Registration System for Child Abuse; National Ordinance Rent; National Ordinance Insurance and Annuity; National Ordinance Married in the Community of Goods; Changes to National Ordinance Book 2 Civil Code; and National Ordinance New Criminal Code.

 

This meeting is open to the public and will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.

 

The Central Committee of Parliament will also be meeting on Monday morning at 10.00am with the Hon. Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Cornelius de Weever to provide information about Doctor’s Cards, Social Aid and Labour. The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at 10.00am.

 

The National Alliance (NA) faction in Parliament in a letter dated August 31, 2011 requested this meeting to discuss the aforementioned.

 

This meeting which is also open to the public will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.  

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