The Central Committee of Parliament will meet on November 2 with the Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Hon. Cornelius De Weever.

The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament on Wednesday at 2.00pm.

The agenda point is the labour situation on the island.

The Minister will respond to questions that were asked by Members of Parliament in the last Central Committee meeting of October 24 which was adjourned.

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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


An extra ordinary plenary session of parliament will take place on Monday, October 10 at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament, to mark the first year of country status.

This meeting has been convened at the request of Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Hon. Dr. Rhoda Arrindell.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday will be attending the extra ordinary plenary session of parliament.

The Council of Ministers will also be present and the Prime Minister, Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams will address parliament with respect to the 10-year journey to country status.

Faction leaders will also be addressing parliament, namely, Independent Faction Member of Parliament Hon. Frans Richardson, Democratic Party Faction Leader MP Hon. Roy Marlin, National Alliance Faction Leader MP Hon. William Marlin, and United People party Faction Leader MP Hon. Romain Laville. Minister Hon. Dr. Rhoda Arrindell will also address parliament.

 

This session of parliament will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 20 at 10.00am.


A public plenary session of parliament will take place on Monday, October 03 at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament.

 

This meeting is the continuation of the plenary session that was held on Monday, September 26. Seven additional agenda points have been added for the October 3 parliamentary session.

 

During the September 26 plenary session, the House of Parliament dealt with three out of the eight agenda points with the first one related to incoming documents followed by amendments to the Civil Code having to deal with paternity; and the raising of children.

 

The other five agenda points are related to inheritance; purchasing of non removable property and assets; consumer protection; sole proprietorship; bankruptcy and claims.

The seven additional agenda points that have been added to the October 3 session are: National Ordinance Trust Companies; Establishment of a Central Registration System for Child Abuse; National Ordinance Rent; National Ordinance Insurance and Annuity; National Ordinance Married in the Community of Goods; Changes to National Ordinance Book 2 Civil Code; and National Ordinance New Criminal Code.

 

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

 

The Central Committee of Parliament will also be meeting on Monday morning at 10.00am with the Hon. Minister of Public Health, Social Development and Labour Cornelius de Weever to provide information about Doctor’s Cards, Social Aid and Labour. The meeting will take place in the General Assembly Chamber in the House of Parliament at 10.00am.

 

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

 

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


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

 

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 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.


The Parliament of Sint Maarten will be represented at Parlatino committee meetings this week in Oranjestad, Aruba.

Members of Parliament (MP) Romain Laville, and MP William Marlin are scheduled to leave the island on Wednesday and until September 24.

The MPs will be attending committee meetings on Gender Equity, Childhood and Youth; Economic Affairs, Social Debt and Regional Development; and Labor, Social and Legal Affairs.

The Parliament of Sint Maarten joined the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), a regional, permanent and unicameral organization, comprising the National Latin American Parliaments elected democratically upon popular vote. Parlatino was created on December 7, 1964.

The purpose of Parlatino is to promote, human rights, and economic and social development; to maintain and foster relations with other geographic parliaments, as well as international organizations; and to defend against imperialism and colonialism.


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.


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