High Councils of State Organizing Symposium

The High Councils of State (HCOS) are planning a symposium for October 14 at the Westin Dawn Beach Hotel & Casino.


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The symposium will be held under the theme "Checks and Balances in a Democracy and the Role of High Councils of State."

There will be a number of speakers who will address the invitees that will comprise of Members of Parliament, Ministers, Secretary Generals, Department Heads, and Section Heads and other stakeholders in the community, as well as invitees from abroad.

The objective of the symposium according to the Ombudsman Dr. Nilda Arduin, speaking on behalf of the organizers, is to inform the community at large about the importance of checks and balances in a democratic society, and the role of HCOS in our young country.

The organizers have invited a large contingent of the community, as well as counterparts in Curacao, and Aruba, officials from Saba and St. Eustatius and the Northern side of the island.

Approximately 150 persons have been invited and invitees according to Dr. Arduin are encouraged to make use of a unique opportunity to be informed by a well prepared panel of speakers regarding the theme.

The HCOS recognized in the Constitution of Sint Maarten are, the Office of the Ombudsman, the General Audit Chamber and the Advisory Council.