Parliament’s Website Revamped

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament’s website has been revamped.  The new site is back online in a new format as of Monday, March 2 at the same website address:

The Presidium of Parliament was recently given a preview of the site prior to it going live online.  It was viewed by President of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson, 1st Vice President Hon. Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo, 2nd Vice President of Parliament Hon. MP Cornelius De Weever, Secretary General Nancy Joubert, and Webmaster Alvin Prescod.

On the Home Page you have the meeting calendar allowing the general public to know which weeks are sittings of the House.  Additional information will be provided with time and agenda points once convocations of house sessions have been communicated to MPs.  The page also features a list of documents available for download; audio files; and Parliament TV allowing online viewers to follow House sessions in real-time.

There are also web links to other government entities of the country such as Government of St. Maarten, General Audit Chamber, Council of Advice, Bureau of the Ombudsman and the Social Economic Council.

The Info-links provide easy access to the parliamentary sites of Aruba, Curacao, the Netherlands and the Parliament of Latin America (Parlatino).

The site features information About Parliament: news items; admission members of parliament; meetings; duration of parliament; tasks; rules of order; resignation of members of parliament; immunity; parliament crest; and international relations.

Under the link Organization: the photos and how you can contact the members of parliament; president; vice presidents; secretary general; secretariat; a listing of parliament committees; and parlatino committees.

Under the Document link you will find the following: kingdom charter; constitution; other regulations pertaining to parliament; rules of order; draft national ordinances; questions in writing; parliament annual reports; and motions.

Under the Meetings link you have the audio video archive of past parliamentary sessions as well as the contact information for the House of Parliament.

The site is very easy to navigate and contains a wealth of information about the highest legislative body of the country.

PHOTO CUTLINE: L to R: Alvin Prescod, MP Hon. Leona Marlin-Romeo, President Dr. Lloyd Richardson, MP Hon. Cornelius De Weever and Nancy Joubert. (Parliament Photo)