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President of Parliament Hon. drs. Gracita Arrindell, expresses her sympathy to the Pantophlet family on the passing of Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. George Pantophlet’s father.

“On behalf of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to National Alliance (NA) MP Hon. George Pantophlet on the passing of his father George R. Pantophlet (81).

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to him and his family during this difficult time as they mourn the loss of their love one,” Hon. President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell stated on Sunday.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Activities surrounding the ceremonial opening of the new parliamentary year 2011-2012 will start at 9.30am, Tuesday, September 13 when guests start to arrive at the House of Parliament.

Between 9.30am and 9.55am, His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday and entourage will arrive. The Governor will inspect the uniform troops comprising of the St. Maarten Police, the St. Maarten Voluntary Corps and the Marines.

At 9.55am President of Parliament Hon. Gracita Arrindell will enter the House of Parliament followed by the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers.

At 10.00am the President of Parliament will open the ceremonial meeting and welcome everybody in attendance. After observing a moment of silence, the President will appoint a Reception and Departure Committee. Thereafter the meeting will be adjourned.

Members of the Reception/Departure Committee will proceed to the entrance of the House of Parliament and wait for the arrival of His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday and his entourage.

After the Governor and his entourage enter the House of Parliament’s General Assembly Chamber, the President of Parliament welcomes His Excellency.

Governor Eugene Holiday then proceeds to deliver the annual state of the nation address which is the Governments Governing Program for the new parliamentary year.

After a national address of approximately 30 minutes, the President thanks His Excellency the Governor and declares the new parliamentary year 2011-2012 officially open.

The Governor and his entourage leave the General Assembly Chamber under the escort of the Reception/Departure Committee.

Upon the return of the Reception/Departure Committee to the General Assembly Chamber, the President of Parliament formally closes the ceremonial opening of the new parliamentary year.

The President of Parliament and the Prime Minister join the Governor and his entourage and proceed to the Wilhelmina Straat to view the military parade along with Members of Parliament, the Council of Ministers and invited guests.

After the parade, the invitees proceed to Sheer Restaurant for a reception party hosted by the President of Parliament on the occasion of the ceremonial opening of the new parliamentary year.

The opening ceremony of the new parliamentary year will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 from 9.30am on Tuesday. It will also be carried live on radio and via the internet on parliament’s website: www.sxmparliament.org

The Clem Labega Square paid-parking lot will be closed early on Tuesday morning until 2.00pm. The lot will be used to provide parking for the dignitaries who will be attending the ceremonial opening of the new parliament year.

Monday, 12 September 2011

The 2010-2011 parliamentary year will close on Monday afternoon, September 12. A special ceremony of parliament will be held for this occasion at 2.00pm.

The parliamentary session was planned for 10.00am on Monday, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, this had to be rescheduled.

President of Parliament Hon. drs. Gracita Arrindell will deliver her annual report to members of parliament for the country’s first parliamentary year.

The four faction leaders will also make addresses to the nation with respect to the closing of the 2010-2011 parliamentary year.

The faction leaders are United Peoples party (UP) Honourable Romain Laville, Member of Parliament (MP), Democratic Party (DP) Hon. Roy Marlin (MP), Independent Hon. Patrick Illidge (MP), and National Alliance (NA) Hon. William Marlin (MP).

The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber on Monday at 2.00pm. This special closing session of parliament will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20.

On Monday the final preparations for the opening ceremony of the new parliamentary year 2011-2012 will be completed. The opening ceremony will take place from 9.30am on Tuesday, September 13.

Insight into the ceremony and preparations for September 13 can be viewed in a press briefing by President of Parliament to be aired on Monday, St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 15 at 7.00pm.

The opening ceremony of the new parliamentary year will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 from 9.30am on Tuesday. It will also be carried live on radio and via the internet on parliament’s website: www.sxmparliament.org

Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Central Committee of Parliament meeting of Wednesday about the Penal Code has been rescheduled until Thursday.

The Central Committee of Parliament will meet with Professor H. den Doelder in the General Assembly Chamber at 2.00pm.

Central Committee meetings are public and are carried live by St. Maarten Cable TV on Channel 20.

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