The House of Parliament will sit in a urgent Central Committee meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018.

The 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 Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication will be present.

The agenda point is:

Status and situation around the dismissal of the workers at St. Maarten Cable TV and the predicament of the subscribers of said company (IS/309/2017-2018 dated February 1, 2018)


The House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session on February 5, 2018. The Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labor will be present.

The plenary public meeting which was adjourned on December 11, 2017 will be reconvened on Monday at 10.00 hrs in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is:

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).


The Finance Committee of Parliament will meet in a session on January 23, 2018.

The Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 10.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Bankers Association will be present.

The agenda point is:

Discussion with the Bankers Association on additional measures that can be taken to mitigate the financial challenges being faced by business and individuals post hurricane Irma and Maria


The Permanent Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Inter-Parliamentary Relations (CKAIR), will meet on January 23, 2017.

The CKAIR Committee meeting which was scheduled for October 26, 2017 will take place on Tuesday at 09.00 am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda points to be discussed are:

  1. Approval Decision list CKAIR Parliamentary Year 2016-2017, no. 5 dated May 31, 2017 and CKAIR Parliamentary Year 2017-2018, no. 1 dated October 25, 2017
  2. Debriefing IPKO January 9-11, 2018 in the Oranjestad, Aruba
  3. Preparation IPKO May/June 2018 in the Netherlands: IPKO Workgroups and proposed agenda points
  4. Preparation Tripartite May 2018
  5. Incoming documents

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

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