Prime Minister hands parliament straight forward amendment

POSTED: 11/25/11 12:29 PM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams has delivered a change to the law regulating the Voluntary Korps to parliament and announced that she will be submitting a note of amendment that will amongst other things give the law a St. Maarten context. The changes are necessary because the law is one left over from the Netherlands Antilles. The actual note of amendment will be submitted ahead of the public general meeting of parliament.
The core of the amendment is that the VKS will now officially be able to cooperate with the Justice Ministry. The original concept, handed over Thursday, allows for the VKS to cooperate with the Finance Ministry as well, but this will be changed. The Finance Ministry was included in the days of the Netherlands Antilles, because the Customs Department fell under that ministry.

Both the prime minister and the opposition leader William Marlin consider the amendment a straightforward law. President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell is happy they can proceed with handling the short but significant law.

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