Plenary Session of Parliament scheduled for Tuesday about the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation


PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will meet in a public plenary session on March 24.  This session is the continuation of the initial session that was held on December 22, 2014.  On March 11, the meeting was called, but due to a lack of a quorum,, it could not continue and is now being reconvened.

The plenary session is set for Tuesday at 2.00pm in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

The agenda point is the request to the Governments Accountants Bureau SOAB to carry out a forensic investigation into the operations of the St. Maarten Housing Development Foundation (SMHDF); the decision of the board of the SMHDF to suspend several members of the management team and the request of the Honourable Minister of VROMI, Maurice Lake to the SOAB to withdraw the current process with immediate effect.

This meeting was requested by the following parliamentary factions: National Alliance (NA) Member of Parliament (MP) Hon. William Marlin, Democratic Party (DP) MP Hon. Sarah Wescot-Williams, United St. Maarten (US) Party MP Hon. Frans Richardson, and NA MP Hon. Christophe Emmanuel.

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 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet and