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Continuation Plenary Public session of Parliament regarding several Draft Laws concerning unusual financial transactions.

PHILIPSBURG:---The House of Parliament will sit in a Plenary Public meeting on Monday, May 13, 2019.
The Plenary Public meeting which was adjourned on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, will be reconvened on Monday, at 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Justice will be present.
The agenda points are:

2. Ontwerp Landsverordening houdende regels teneinde te voldoen aan aanbeveling 29 van de Financial Action Task Force omtrent financiële inlichtingeenheden (Landsverordening Meldpunt Ongebruikelijke Transacties) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-124) (IS/604/2018-2019 d.d. 18 februari 2019)

(National Ordinance containing rules in order to comply with recommendation 29 of the Financial Action Task Force concerning Financial Intelligence units (National Ordinance Financial Intelligence Unit (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-124) (IS/604/2018-2019, dated February 18, 2019))
3. Ontwerp van Landsverordening houdende regels ter voorkoming van en bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering naar aanleiding van de aanbevelingen van de Financial Action Task Force (Landsverordening bestrijding witwassen en terrorismefinanciering) (Zittingsjaar 2018-2019-125) (IS/605/2018-2019 d.d. 18 februari 2019)

(National Ordinance containing rules to prevent and combat money laundering and terrorism financing in response to the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (National Ordinance combatting money laundering and terrorism financing (Parliamentary Year 2018-2019-125) (IS/605/2018-2019, dated February 18, 2019))


Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations.
The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg.

The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet, and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

Aviation Safety MUO signed.

sjohnson10052019PHILIPSBURG:--- During a short visit on May 8, 2019, The Netherlands Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen met briefly with St. Maarten Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunications (TEATT), Stuart Johnson. During their meeting, the topics of discussion included the commitment of the Dutch Safety Board concerning aviation safety on St Maarten. At the end of the meeting, both ministers signed the MOU that makes this commitment possible.
“The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is a very important and substantial step being taken regarding civil aviation safety and security. My colleagues from Aruba and Curacao as well as Sint Maarten, together with The Netherlands are committed to continuous improvement of aviation safety. The MOU promotes initiatives designed to harmonize, and provide a safe and efficient civil aviation system,” Minister Johnson pointed out.

Police investigates two cases of ill-treatment.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The Detective Department is presently investigating two separate cases of ill-treatment with a weapon which took place after the Last lap Jump-up arrived at the Festival Village. In both cases, the victims were stabbed with a knife or other pointed object. One victim was stabbed in his stomach and the other in his back. Both victims were treated on the scene and then transported to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for further treatment. Both victims were operated on and were admitted to hospital for observation.

KPSM Press Release.


Beauty Spa thief arrested.

PHILIPSBURG:--- A male suspect identified with initials K.O.N. was arrested suspected of a break-in which took place on March 19th, 2019 at Spa Beauty on Front Street. During this break –in items such as a flat screen television and D.V.D.-player were stolen among other items. The suspect remains in custody for questioning and further investigation.
KPSM Press Release.

Roadside vendors requested to remove booths from public roadsides by Monday 5.00pm.

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):--- The Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications (TEATT) in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (Ministry VROMI), would like to remind roadside vendors of the Carnival 50th celebration, to remove the booth structures from the designated locations by Monday, May 13 at 5.00pm.

Carnival 50 activities are now over and therefore vending activities as well.

The designated vending location must be left in the condition in which it was found.

Violators will be penalized and risk not being able to vend along the public roadside for Carnival 2020 if they do not adhere to the stipulations in their permit.

The aforementioned information was provided also during an information session on the expectations of the vendors during Carnival 50th, including set up and break down of their booths as well as explanation of the conditions in their permit.

Ministry TEATT and Ministry VROMI look forward to the cooperation of all vendors with respect to the aforementioned.

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