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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.  

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Central Committee of Parliament will meet representatives from the Collectivite of the North side of the island on 12 December.

The Central Committee meeting will be held on Monday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The agenda point is for representatives of both legislative councils to come together and formally meet, get acquainted and exchange ideas over developments that impact both sides of the island.

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

The Permanent Committee of Health Care, Social Development and Labour will be meeting on Monday afternoon at 2.00pm in a closed door session.

The meeting is a follow-up that Members of Parliament (MPs) had with the management of the St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) a few weeks ago.

MPs will continue with their exchange of ideas with SMMC pertaining to the medical operations of the medical facility.

MPs who are members of the aforementioned committee are: MP Hon. Leroy De Weever (Chairman), MP Hon. Romain Laville (Vice Chairman), and MP Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

The Central Committee of Parliament will be having a hearing with the Bar Association on 07, December with respect to the Penal Code.

The public hearing of Parliament will be held on Wednesday 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.

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

On Thursday, 08 December, the Central Committee of Parliament will have a hearing with the Chamber of Commerce & Industry at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber.

The hearing discussion will be about the National Ordinance supplementing Title 1 of Book 7 of the Civil Code regarding Provisions to Protect Consumers, particularly on Telesales Contracts and Warranties, National Ordinance Consumer Purchases.

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

Tuesday, 06 December 2011

A plenary public session of Parliament is scheduled for 25 November with respect to the Corporate Governance Council (CGC).

The plenary session of Parliament meeting will take place on Friday morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

The agenda point for the meeting is the functioning of the CGC in general and its letter to Parliament of 25 October, 2011.

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

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

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