The House of Parliament was damaged severely

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten —Due the passing of hurricane Irma, The House of Parliament was damaged severely. As a result of these damages, several offices on the top level floors have become inaccessible or have been deemed unsafe.
Despite this, Parliament was still able to hold a few public meetings. In an aim to ensure continuity of the functioning of the Secretariat and for the safety of our staff, arrangements have been made to temporarily relocate the Secretariat of Parliament to the Press room on the 2nd floor.
We regretfully wish to inform you that effective Thursday, October 12, 2017; the Press room at the house of Parliament will be off limits to all members of the press until further notice.
During this time, you are encouraged to access our website: or our Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten for live coverage of Public meetings. Should you still prefer to be present at the House of Parliament when Public meetings are held, you will then be required to sit in the public tribune in the meeting hall.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to your cooperation in this regards.