Governor to open Friday’s symposium

POSTED: 10/11/11 1:25 PM

St. Maarten – Preparations are progressing on schedule for the upcoming symposium to be held under the theme “Checks and Balances in a Democracy and the Role of High Councils of State.” The symposium will be hosted at the Westin Dawn Beach Hotel & Casino on Friday. It is a joint effort of the General Audit Chamber, the Advisory Council and the Ombudsman.
Registration and welcome of invited attendees will start at 8:00 a.m. followed by the opening at 8:30 a.m.

Governor drs. Eugene Holiday will address the invited guests after the opening welcome. He will be followed by Dr. Samuel Polanen at 9:00 a.m. The academic will speak on “The importance of checks and balances within a democracy.” Justice Bob Wit will address attendees on “Roles of High Councils of State in a Democracy” beginning at 9:45 a.m.

A short intermission will precede the panel discussion where the guest speakers and the representatives of the High Councils of State will expound on the symposium’s topics. Attendees will also be afforded the opportunity to interact with the panel and High Councils as the panel will entertain questions from the audience. The symposium will end at 12:00 p.m.

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