Parliament’s revamped website debut’s today

POSTED: 03/2/15 11:48 PM

St. Maarten – The House of Parliament’s website has been revamped.  The new site is back online in a new format as of today, March 2 at the same website address:

The Presidium of Parliament was recently given a preview of the site prior to it going live online.  It was viewed by President of Parliament Dr. Lloyd Richardson, 1st Vice President Member of Parliament (MP) Leona Marlin-Romeo, 2nd Vice President of Parliament MP Cornelius De Weever, Secretary General Nancy Joubert, and Webmaster Alvin Prescod.

The Home Page features the meeting calendar allowing the general public to know which weeks are sittings of the House.  Additional information will be provided with time and agenda points once convocations of house sessions have been communicated to MPs.  The page also features a list of documents available for download; audio files; and Parliament TV allowing online viewers to follow House sessions in real-time.

There are also web links to other government entities of the country such as Government of St. Maarten, General Audit Chamber, Council of Advice, Bureau of the Ombudsman and the Social Economic Council. The Info-links provide easy access to the parliamentary sites of Aruba, Curacao, the Netherlands and the Parliament of Latin America (Parlatino).

The site features information about Parliament: news items; admission members of parliament; meetings; duration of parliament; tasks; rules of order; resignation of members of parliament; immunity; parliament crest; and international relations.

Under the link Organization: the photos and how persons may contact the members of parliament; president; vice presidents; secretary general; secretariat; a listing of parliament committees; and Parlatino committees. Under the Document link is the following: kingdom charter; constitution; other regulations pertaining to parliament; rules of order; draft national ordinances; questions in writing; parliament annual reports; and motions. The Meetings link persons to the audio, video archive of past parliamentary sessions as well as the contact information for the House of Parliament.

The site is reportedly very easy to navigate and contains a wealth of information about the highest legislative body of the country.

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