Aviation, constitutional affairs on agenda of Parliament

Transport and Communication Minister Maurice Adriaens will give the Central Committee of Parliament a report on the state of affairs in the civil aviation industry on Thursday, January 29.

The meeting, requested by FOL Parliamentarian Mirna Louisa-Godett, is expected to touch on the expansion of Curaçao-based airline Insel Air farther into the Caribbean region and the United States.

Parliament President Pedro Atacho told the local press via telephone on Wednesday that Louisa-Godett had not specified any points when she requested the meeting, but he expected that aside from Insel Air, the importance of having good airport facilities, especially at Curaçao’s Hato Airport, would be addressed.

Windward Islands Airway International Winair, still a Central Government-owned company, and the state of affairs there may also be discussed in the meeting.  

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Rounding off Thursday’s sessions is the continuation of the public meeting of Parliament on the situation at University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA) and its effect on students and education in general. Government is expected to answer questions posed on the issue by parliamentarians.

On the Central Committee of Parliament’s agenda for next week Tuesday is a presentation by The Movement from Bonaire, which wants to discuss the constitutional developments there with the parliamentarians.

The Committee on Kingdom Affairs also will meet Tuesday afternoon to continue its preparation for the tripartite meeting of the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba and Suriname in St. Maarten slated for March.

The circles of meetings on the state of affairs at St. Elisabeth Hospital Sehos in Curaçao, its quality and care, and plans for a new medical centre in Curaçao are on the parliamentary agenda for Wednesday, January 28. Establishing a new independent medical tariff-regulating body will also be discussed.

During this meeting, Parliament will also deal with the final declaration of the tripartite meeting of Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles and the Netherlands, held in Aruba earlier this month.