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Public meeting of Parliament regarding several topics.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a Public meeting on Monday May 16, 2022. The Public meeting is scheduled for 11.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The Minister of Finance will be present.
The agenda points are:
1. Incoming documents
2. Ontwerplandsverordening tot wijziging van de Landsverordening op de inkomstenbelasting, de Landsverordening op de loonbelasting, de Landsverordening op de winstbelasting, de Logeergastenbelastingverordening, de Verhuurautobelastingverordening, de Motorrijtuigenbelastingverordening en de Overdrachtsbelastingverordening in verband met de vestiging van een kantoor van de Wereldbank in Sint Maarten (IS/443/2021-2022 d.d. 12 januari 2022) (Zittingsjaar 2021-2022-155)
(Draft national ordinance amending the national ordinance on income tax, the national ordinance on wage tax, the national ordinance on profit tax, the guest tax ordinance, the rental car tax ordinance, the motor vehicle tax ordinance and the transfer tax ordinance in connection with the establishment of an office of the World Bank in Sint Maarten ( IS/443/2021-2022 dated January 12, 2022) (Parliamentary year 2021-2022-155))
3. Ratification of the decision list of the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) held from May 4-6, 2022 on Sint Maarten (IS/868/2021-2022 dated May 9, 2022)
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. All persons visiting the House of Parliament must adhere to the house rules and all health and safety protocols, including the wearing of a mask.
The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg. The parliamentary sessions will be carried live on TV 15, SXM Bulletin (Cable TV 120), via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, and www.pearlfmradio.sx


Central Committee of Parliament to meet on Monday regarding proposed Kingdom Laws.

PHILIPSBURG:--- The House of Parliament will sit in a Central Committee meeting on May 16, 2022.
The Central Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday at 14.00 hrs. in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg.
The agenda points are:
1. Voorstel van rijkswet houdende regels voor het financieel toezicht op Aruba (Rijkswet Aruba Financieel toezicht) (IS/548/2021-2022 d.d. 11 februari 2022)
(Proposed Kingdom Law containing rules for financial supervision in Aruba (Kingdom Law Aruba Financial Supervision) (IS/548/2021-2022 dated February 11, 2022))
2. Voorstel van rijkswet houdende regels omtrent de instelling van het Caribisch orgaan voor hervorming en ontwikkeling (Rijkswet Caribisch orgaan voor hervorming en ontwikkeling)(IS/547/2021-2022 d.d. 11 februari 2022)
(Proposed Kingdom Law containing rules regarding the establishment of the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development (Kingdom Law Caribbean Body for Reform and Development) (IS/547/2021-2022 dated February 11, 2022))
Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. All persons visiting the House of Parliament must adhere to the house rules and all health and safety protocols, including the wearing of a mask.
The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg. The parliamentary sessions will be carried live on TV 15, SXM Bulletin (Cable TV 120), via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, and www.pearlfmradio.sx

DCOMM to Launch Gov Insider Newscast on Monday Evening

PHILIPSBURG (DCOMM):--- The Department of Communication (DCOMM) will be launching one of its products, the ‘Gov Insider Newscast.’

The first program for 2022 will be aired on Monday, May 16 at 7.00 pm, through all DCOMMs mediums via SXMGOV Radio 107.9 FM, Facebook/sxmgov, TELTV+, TV15, and via the Government’s official website www.sintmaartengov.org

The weekly newscast is aimed at enhancing public awareness surrounding the Government’s programs, policies, projects, and events. It will be broadcasted every Monday at 7.00 pm.

“This initiative has been in the planning for quite some time and will add another feature to the information being provided by the government. We look forward to the launch of this Gov Newscast program and the added value it will bring to the people of Sint Maarten,” Prime Minister/Minister of General Affairs Hon. Silveria Jacobs stated.

The first edition which will be on Monday evening will feature the Royal Caribbean Group and the Government of Sint Maarten Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing; the official opening of the Sint Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) new service centers, and other stories including the closing of Carnival 2022 featuring Sint Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) President Alston Lourens, who alluded to what’s to come for Carnival 2023, which will span from April 14 to May 3, 2023.

The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, the Hon. Silveria Jacobs would like to encourage the public to tune in on Monday evening and thereafter every Monday at 7.00 pm to learn more about what is happening within the Government via ‘Gov Insider Newscast.’

MP Wescot: I foresee no quick solution by the Council of Ministers for the high cost of fuel, due to the nonchalant attitude they have for the TEATT ministry.

sarahwescotwilliams10072016PHILIPSBURG:--- “It is regrettable that information regarding the Minister of TEATT’s absence from the office is not provided, not even to parliament. This has to lead to all kinds of unnecessary speculations”, the MP explains.

“Just recently, I happen to learn that the minister is out on doctor’s advice and that his leave has now been extended. I can only but assume that the minister is really unable to perform his duties, as he was conspicuously absent from the hyped-up signing ceremony with Royal Caribbean Group. “

I sympathize very much with our minister of TEATT, Roger Lawrence, and I totally respect the privacy to which I believe he too is entitled.

MP Wescot went on to say that her issue is with the council of ministers, which nonchalantly runs away from its collective responsibility and leaves urgent matters such as the promised reduction in fuel cost for the consumers hanging in the air.

“In the meantime, a very hesitant Minister of Finance has dashed all hopes of any speedy resolution to this matter with the statement that firstly a solution must be found for the loss in government revenue that any reduction for the consumer will bring with it. As if we could not figure that out ourselves.”

I advise the minister to liaise with his colleague of Curacao, who AHEAD of the necessary change of law, has announced reductions in the different fuel cost build-ups, to benefit the Curacao consumer.

“ Curacao too is bound by CFT regulations. So how is it that they can find prompt solutions to benefit the community at large? Here we are dancing around it and to use an old adage ‘while the grass is growing, the horse is starving. “

Another unaddressed matter by the COM within the purview of the TEATT Ministry is the dismissal of M. Hyman from the airport.
The Prime Minister has recused herself from this particular case, which is warranted or not, should however not leave this matter in limbo.

Parliament too is left awaiting the follow-up, which was in the hands of minister Lawrence, who is not in office presently.

“What about his replacement in the COM, can no one pick up this file,” MP Wescot asks rhetorically.

“Members of this Council of Ministers seem in a happy-go-lucky mood while there are so many burning issues, such as the amendments to the budget 2022; GEBE, PJIA, health coverage, tax reform, and hurricane preparedness, to name a few.

We have to thank our lucky stars that despite this all, the island, in general, is crawling out of the pandemic slump, but not because there is a plan to guide this recovery.

To the contrary, this council of ministers and the governing coalition seem to be doing the exact things that contradict any vision of sustainable development.

Islandpreneur Live: “The Future of Islands” on June 27 - July 1.

~A Week of Islandpreneur Live includes Masterclasses, Awards, Business Showcase, and Virtual Summit

hadyfilovi15052022PHILIPSBURG:---  In 2020, Islandpreneur Live was launched to support island-based entrepreneurs, innovators, creators, and their allies in building global and digitally inclined ventures. More than 650 people from 35 countries registered for the inaugural experience. Since then, Islandpreneur Live has built its reputation for having notable entrepreneurs such as Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and former Chairman of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and Evan Carmichael, venture capitalist turned YouTuber with over 3 million users, and Leslie Samuel, internationally acclaimed online business coach, and YouTuber.

The aim of Islandpreneur is to scale impact on islands around the world by providing entrepreneurs and innovators with access to leading information and resources. During Islandpreneur Live 2022, June 27- July 1, this will be done through a mixture of masterclasses, awards ceremonies, business showcase, and virtual summit.

Islandpreneur Masterclasses will take place on June 27 -29 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in person. This provides entrepreneurs and innovators an opportunity to do a ‘deep dive’ on a specific topic with notable experts. Experts include those from Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten (CBCS), Port St. Maarten Group of Companies, and Clarity Media Communications, a global public relations firm, which has helped entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small-medium enterprises (SME’s) increase their profiles in publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, and Marie Claire.

The masterclass with CBCS will provide applicable insights on how to be more financially resilient and the role of innovation in doing so. That of the Port of St. Maarten will give unique perspectives of unnoticed and underrepresented opportunities for island-based entrepreneurs and best practices in overcoming related challenges. Lastly, the masterclass with Clarity Media Communications will be facilitated by founder, Haddy Folivi based in the United Kingdom, and will provide entrepreneurs and creators with strategies to increase their profiles, get global media coverage, and scale their business.

On June 30, organizers will host the 2nd Annual Islandpreneur Awards, which will have a hybrid format (both virtual and in real life). This invitation-only ceremony will allow for its global recipients to receive their awards virtually in front of an in-person audience, of which Ms. Folivi will give the keynote address. The Islandpreneur Awards will be hosted by a surprise guest and includes a business showcase highlighting some of the island’s more innovative and creative entrepreneurs.

On July 1, the virtual summit will take place from 10 am - 5 pm, with respected experts, entrepreneurs, and innovators sharing from around the world. Under the theme, Future of Islands, topics include the future of tourism, future of finance, future of marketing, and future of business. In addition, there will be a panel discussion. The summit ends with a celebratory toast.

Registration is required for all activities. Passes for the masterclasses and to showcase at the awards will be made available for purchase, whereas the pass for the virtual summit on July 1 is complimentary. This is made possible through the official partners: Ministry of Finance of the Government of Sint Maarten, Port of St. Maarten, Centrale Bank van Curaçao en Sint Maarten, and TelEm N.V.

To find out more about Islandpreneur and the upcoming event, join our private group on Facebook, the Islandpreneur Society, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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