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The Central Committee of Parliament that started on October 03 with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Cornelius De Weever, will continue on October 24.

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

The first agenda point is government’s policy in regards to the issuance and renewal of doctor cards and government’s policy on the granting of social aid.

The second agenda point is the labour situation on the island.

The Minister is scheduled to respond to questions that were asked by Members of Parliament in the meeting of October 3.

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

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

Friday, 21 October 2011

The October 17 Central Committee meeting about consumer protection and price control that was adjourned on Monday, will continue on Thursday, October 20 at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of Parliament and not 2.00pm as was published earlier.

Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications Hon. Franklin Meyers and support staff were present in Parliament on Monday to address the agenda point.

The Minister will be back in Parliament on Thursday to provide answers to questions asked by MPs.

The National Alliance faction had requested the aforementioned meeting in a letter dated October 03, 2011.  

This meeting will also be carried live via St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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.

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