Official opening St. Maarten Parliament building set for April 28

POSTED: 04/13/11 12:18 PM

St. Maarten– The official opening of the House of Parliament is scheduled for Thursday April 28, the President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell announced yesterday.

The opening ceremony will be “low budget but tasteful with a cultural element,” Arrindell said. The program will last from nine thirty in the morning until eleven o’clock.

Arrindell said that approximately one hundred people would be invited to attend, including colleagues from within the Kingdom like the President of the Dutch Second Chamber Gerdi Verbeet. Apart from members of the government and the parliament itself, Governor drs. Eugene Holiday will also be in attendance.

Arrindell said that an inspection by the Fire Department had resulted in a requirement to install two emergency exits. Apart from that, the building passed the inspection.

The President furthermore announced that there is a logo for the parliament that will be revealed on Friday during a special thank-you ceremony for the secondary school students who answered the call to send in a design. The participating schools are Learning Unlimited, St. Dominic High and the St. Maarten Academy.

The students submitted a total of 28 designs, out of which three were chosen. A committee of design experts (among them graphic designer Loïc Bryan) merged two of the three designs into the logo.

Arrindell said that, since parliament started in October of last year, it conducted 49 meetings. Three of them were plenary sessions, 24 were central committee meetings, 17 ad hoc and permanent committees and 5 were meetings of the presidium.

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