Central Committee of Parliament to meet about Pelican issue & Office of the Ombudsman on January 20


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – President of Parliament Drs. Gracita Arrindell would like to announce publicly that the Central Committee of Parliament will be meeting twice in public session on Thursday, January 20 starting at 2.00pm in the A.C. Wathey Legislative Hall.

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During the first Central Committee meeting, Members of Parliament (MPs) will discuss the Pelican Resort. The second meeting will be about the Office of the Ombudsman.

With respect to the Pelican Resort issue, representatives of the Pelican Resort Simpson Bay Resort Company BV, the WIFOL Union and the Government Mediator K. Lopes, have been invited to attend the meeting in order to be able to provide information to MPs.

The aforementioned agenda point about the Pelican Resort was requested by the National Alliance (NA) faction in parliament.

MPs will discuss the formation plan of the Office of the Ombudsman as well as the various allowances of the Ombudsman in the second meeting.

There are four parliamentary factions that have representation in the Parliament of Sint Maarten, are the United Peoples party (UP), Democratic Party (DP), Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge and the National Alliance (NA).