The official website for the General Audit Chamber launched on November 14, 2011. The URL for the website is www.arsxm.org
The General Audit Chamber, established in accordance with the constitution of Country Sint Maarten, commenced operations on October 10, 2010.
The Audit Chamber is one of the High Councils of State of Country Sint Maarten and is authorized by law to execute audits on the functioning of government in the broadest sense. Audits include regularity reviews of the annual accounts. In addition, the Audit Chamber can autonomously or on request of Parliament carry out Performance audits as well as investigations related to integrity of civil servants and public office holders.
The website contains information regarding the role and activities of the institution, as well as information on the public budget. Information on events and publications that have been issued since the establishment of the Audit Chamber can also be found on the website. Legislation related to public finance and the Audit Chamber, as well as the institution’s annual report 2010, are published on the website.
The site was developed by the General Audit Chamber with technical assistance from the local technology firm COMPUTECH. The objective of the website is to provide information regarding the activities of the General Audit Chamber. By law, the reports of the audits carried out by the Audit Chamber are made public. With the public and other stakeholders making more use of electronic media, developing a web presence was a priority for the General Audit Chamber.
Funding for the website project, which is part of the larger institutional development initiative for the establishment of High Councils of State, was provided by USONA.
As the General Audit Chamber continues to develop and execute its core business, the content of the website will be expanded and enhanced.