Two Central Committee and One Plenary Session of Parliament in Weeks November 12 and 19

The Central Committee of Parliament will meet in two central committee sessions and one plenary session in the weeks of November 12 and 19.

A Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday morning 13 November at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.


A presentation will be made to Members of Parliament (MPs) regarding the working relationship between the Council of Advice and Parliament by a delegation of the Council of State of the Netherlands.

The delegation will comprise of Marten Oosting, Arnoldus Weggeman and Ron van der Veer.

Another Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday 19 November in the morning at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber.

The Minister with responsibility for Public Housing, Spatial Development, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Hon. William Marlin, has been invited to parliament to provide information about maintenance and zoning.

This meeting was requested by the United Peoples (UP) party faction.

A plenary public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 21 November in the afternoon at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber.

This session has a three point agenda, the first one dealing with incoming documents followed by a draft ordinance with changes to the National Ordinance of the Voluntary Corps 1997.

The third agenda point is the National Ordinance related to changes of the Stamp Ordinance 1994 for the introduction of a new national identification card and driver’s license.

The Minister of General Affairs, Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams and the Minister of Finance Hon. Roland Tuitt are expected to be present for the session.

The central committee and plenary sessions will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet, and also via