The first annual report of the General Audit Chamber was presented to the Governor on Wednesday June 29 2011.
Each year the General Audit Chamber is required by law (National Ordinance for the General Audit Chamber – Landsverordening Algemene Rekenkamer) to present a report of its activities of the preceding year to the Governor and the Parliament. On October 10th 2010, the General Audit Chamber was established along with the Country Status for Sint Maarten. As such, the operational year for the General Audit Chamber in 2010 was a short two and a half months.
Governor drs. E.B. Holiday received the Chairman of the General Audit Chamber, Mr. Roland Tuitt and the acting Secretary General of the General Audit Chamber, Mrs. Joane Dovale-Meit, at his offices at Harbour View on Wednesday morning. The Annual Report 2010 was formally presented to the Governor by the Chairman.
The Annual Report of the General Audit Chamber is required to be presented to the Governor and Parliament prior to July 1st of each year. Earlier in the week, the General Audit Chamber made a similar presentation to the President of Parliament, Ms. Gracita Arrindell.
The primary task of the General Audit Chamber is to audit government by examining whether public expenditures occurred within legal parameters, but also to determine whether expenditures and policy are effective and efficient. As a High Council of State, the General Audit Chamber was established by law (constitution) on October 10th 2010, and is comprised of a three person board, including a full time chairman, Mr. R. Tuitt. The other members are Mr. Ronald Halman and Mr. Alphons Gumbs. In addition, there are two replacement members, Mr. Mark Kortenoever and Mr. Daniel Hassell.