Second Plenary session of Parliament on MP Jules James Cancelled at Request of NA Faction

The second plenary public session of Parliament regarding the voting of Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. Jules James in a parliamentary session back in November 2011 that was scheduled for January 31 has been cancelled at the request of the National Alliance (NA) faction.

The meeting was set to take place on Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament on Wilhelmina Straat #2.1 in Philipsburg.


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The NA faction sent a letter to the President of Parliament on Monday, January 30, 2012 saying they have withdrawn their request for the meeting.

The NA faction requested the plenary session in its initial letter of early January to the President of Parliament.

The first plenary session with respect to this agenda point was held on January 24, 2012, however due to a lack of a quorum, the meeting did not take place.

The NA faction wanted to discuss the voting of MP Jules James on November 17, 2011 on a draft motion of the NA; the position of the NA that MP Jules James was not allowed to vote on the motion; the letter of the Governor of Sint Maarten to Parliament, dated December 5, 2011; and the reactions of the Chairlady of Parliament to the aforementioned.

Founder of the Speedy Plus Club, Mr. Calvin Bryan will be hosting the first international track and field sports event on St. Martin at the Alberic Stadium in Sandy Ground. This sports event includes the International Track and Field Meet, the "Plan Caraibe" and the Sprint and Hurdled Clinics from May 5th – 9th 2012.

Countries participating in the upcoming International Track & Field Meet are the U.S.A, Cuba, Canada, Italy, France, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Ukraine, Antigua, St. Kitts-Nevis, scheduled for May 5th.

The "Plan Caraibe" meet consist of Cuba, Trinidad, French Guyana, St. Barths, Anguilla, Martinique Guadeloupe and St.Martin-Sint Maarten scheduled for May 5th. In this event St.Martin-Sint Maarten will be competing as one island.

The Clinic is scheduled for May 6th and 7th and will be conducted by the world renowned speed and conditioning coach Loren Seagrave.

The host, Mr. Calvin Bryan, the master mind behind this event is a legend in this field. He is a former professional sports instructor, named the best 1996 coach in Track and Field in France, trainer for almost all of the athletes in Guadeloupe that went to the world championships and Olympics from 1966-2002, receiver of a gold medal from the Ministry of Sports of France, receiver of a gold medal from the French Federation of Track and Field. Mr. Bryan brought home 2 gold medal champions within 3 years of training, when 8 years was the predications. This consists of coaches, trainers, participants and a host of caliber.

This event will give the island additional international exposure and the community is invited to schedule the dates and come out and support as St. Martin –Sint Maarten showcases its finest athletes.