National Alliance withdraws request for meeting on Jules JamesPOSTED: 01/31/12 1:03 PM
St. Maarten – The second plenary public session of parliament regarding the voting of Member of Parliament (MP) Jules James in a parliamentary session in November, 2011 that was scheduled for January 31 has been cancelled at the request of the National Alliance (NA) faction. The meeting was set to take place at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
The National Alliance faction, which requested the meeting, sent a letter to the president of parliament on Monday saying they have withdrawn their request for the meeting. The initial request was made in early January but there was no quorum for the meeting when it was first convened on January 24.
According to request the discussion will focus on a draft motion of the NA; the position of the NA that MP Jules James was not allowed to vote on the motion; the letter of the governor of Sint Maarten to parliament, dated December 5, 2011; and the reactions of the chairlady of parliament to the aforementioned.