The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on December 5, 2017. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor will be present.

The plenary public meeting which was originally scheduled for Thursday, November 9, 2017 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  1. Ontwerp van Landsverordening tot wijziging van het Burgerlijk Wetboek en enkele andere landsverordeningen in verband met de vervanging van de zevende titel A van Boek 7A door een nieuwe titel 10 van Boek 7 regelende voorschriften voor arbeidsovereenkomsten. (Draft of National Ordinance amending the Civil Code and some other national ordinances in connection with the replacement of the seventh title A of Book 7A with a new title 10 of Book 7 regulations for employment contracts).
  2. Amendment of article 69 and addition several new articles to the Rules of Order

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. 


The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. USM Board members will be present for the first agenda point.

The continuation of the urgent Central Committee meeting which was adjourned on November 28, 2017 is scheduled for 10.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points are:

  1. Discussion with USM Board members to discuss their feedback on the motives for the closure of this esteemed establishment (IS/142/2017-2018 dated November 22, 2017)

(This meeting was requested by MP T.E. Heyliger, MP F.A. Meyers, MP S.M. Bijlani, MP P.F.M. Geerlings, MP S.A. Wescot-Williams, MP C.M.M. Connor, MP T.E. Leonard and MP C.E. Brownbill)

  1. Advice regarding changes to the composition of certain Permanent and Ad hoc Committees of Parliament

The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public meeting on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Justice will be present for this meeting.

The agenda points are:

  1. Incoming documents
  2. Approval Decision Lists Public meetings Parliamentary Year 2017-2018 no. 1, 3, 4, 6 and 9
  3. Draft National Ordinance containing general regulations concerning administrative enforcement of legal stipulations (National Ordinance administrative enforcement)

The Central Committee will reconvene in an urgent session on Monday, December 4, 2017.

The urgent Central Committee meeting has been set for Monday at 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance will be present for this meeting.

The agenda points are:

  1. Discussion on status update of Government’s finances
  2. Advice regarding changes to the composition of certain Permanent and Ad hoc Committees of Parliament

The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent Central Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

The urgent Central Committee meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance will be present for this meeting.

The agenda point is:

Discussion on the draft amendments to the budget 2017 amendment


The Central Committee will meet in a session on November 7, 2017.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Tuesday at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. Representatives of Sint Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA) will be present.

The agenda points are:

  1. Feedback on the state of affairs of the enormous damage and hardship caused by Hurricane Irma from the Sint Maarten Insurance Brokers Association (SIBA) 

(This agenda point was requested by MP T.E. Heyliger, MP T.E. Leonard, MP S.M. Bijlani, MP F.A. Meyers and MP C.M.M. Connor)

  1. Discussion on the 3 motions accepted by Parliament on November 2, 2017 in its Public meeting no. 6
  1. Approval composition delegation and provisions Members of Parliament to attend the General Assembly of Parlatino in Panama City, Panama from November 23-24, 2017
  1. Approval composition delegation and provisions Members of Parliament to attend Statia Day Celebration on November 16, 2017

The Central Committee will meet in a session on November 7, 2017. October 11, 2017.

The Central Committee meeting is a continuation of the meeting held on October 11, 2017. The continuation meeting has been set for Tuesday at 10.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Amendment of article 69 and addition several new articles to the Rules of Order


The House of Parliament will sit in an urgent plenary public meeting on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

The urgent plenary public meeting is scheduled for 14.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

Discussion on the Declaration pertaining to the willingness of 8 Members of Parliament to join together and form a new government for St. Maarten with the objective of breaking the impasse on Dutch aid on the basis of mutual trust and understanding (IS/061/2017-2018 dated October 31, 2017 and IS/062/2017-2018 dated October 31, 2017)


The Central Committee will meet in an urgent session on October 27, 2017.

The Central Committee meeting has been set for Friday at 09.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs will be present.

The agenda point is:

Discussion on the urgent matter of Aid to St. Maarten post hurricane Irma

This meeting was requested by MP F.G. Richardson, MP G.C. Pantophlet, MP S. J. Matser, MP drs. R.E. Samuel, MP S.A. Wescot-Williams, MP P.F.M. Geerlings, MP C.E. Brownbill, MP H.L. Richardson and MP A.M.R. Irion


The Central Committee will meet in an urgent session on October 27, 2017. The Central Committee meeting has been set for Friday at 09.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of General Affairs will be present. The agenda point is: Discussion on the urgent matter of Aid to St. Maarten post hurricane Irma This meeting was requested by MP F.G. Richardson, MP G.C. Pantophlet, MP S. J. Matser, MP drs. R.E. Samuel, MP S.A. Wescot-Williams, MP P.F.M. Geerlings, MP C.E. Brownbill, MP H.L. Richardson and MP A.M.R. Irion

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