Committee for Kingdom Affairs meets this morning

POSTED: 09/20/12 12:33 PM

GREAT BAY –  The permanent parliamentary committee for Kingdom Affairs and Inter Parliamentary Relations meets this morning at 120 a.m. to discuss a ten-point agenda.

On the agenda are the convention for the protection of intangible cultural heritage; measures related to the Treaty of Antarctica; answers to questions from the Dutch Second Chamber about cross-Atlantic ticket price differences that were raised at the inter-parliamentary meeting in January between delegations from the four parliaments in the Kingdom; changes to the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships;  a report on the state of affairs about parliamentary approval of treaties;  a proposal about cooperation of the Kingdom inter parliamentary meeting; a proposal to change a Kingdom law about nationality for obtaining and granting the Dutch nationality;  a proposal to approve a Kingdom Law dealing with a protocol from the Treaty of Athens about the transportation of passengers and their luggage;  a Kingdom Law related to the Strasbourg convention on illicit traffic by sea and implementing Article 17 of the United Nations convention against illicit traffic in drugs and psychotropic substances; and a proposal about the Kingdom Law on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters.

The chairman of the committee is Democratic Party MP Roy Marlin. Other committee members are Ruth Douglass (UP), Patrick Illidge (independent), George Pantophlet (National Alliance), Frans Richardson (independent), and Romain Laville (independent).

The meeting will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, with a live stream on the internet via Parliament’s website www.sxmparliament.org, Pearl Radio FM 98.1 (audio), and also via www.pearlfmradio.com.

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