Arrindell, Shigemoto discuss 2011, 2012 budgetsPOSTED: 05/30/11 12:04 PM
St. Maarten – President of Parliament drs Gracita Arrindell met with Finance Minister Hiro Shigemoto on Friday morning to discuss a number of issues related to public finances. It was also an opportunity for the Minister to meet the new Secretary General of Parliament Jozef Semeleer.
“I discussed several items pertaining to the issues surrounding the 2011 country budget. I was also informed by the Minister that preparations for the 2012 budget are well underway. The details regarding the handling of the 2011 country budget will first be conveyed in a meeting of the Senioren Convent. I am now expecting to receive the complete package pertaining to the 2011 country budget soonest,” Arrindell said Sunday.
The Senioren Convent comprises of the faction leaders Romain Laville of the United People’s Party, William Marlin of the National Alliance, Roy Marlin of the Democratic Party, Independent Member of Parliament Patrick Illidge. The body is chaired by the President of Parliament.