Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman supply ship arrived in St. Maarten...

GREAT BAY - Zr.Ms. Karel Doorman has arrived in St. Maarten. The joint support ship left a week and a half ago from Den Helder. Today it has docked at the port in Point Blanche with more than one million kilos of goods on board.

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If you check the homepage of our website at www.today.sx you will see that the local news is dominated by the news of the arrival of the ZrMs Karel Doorman yesterday. One of the main strengths of our news website is the series of photo reportages we also present to you our readers. Ofcourse, we also have a series of photos of this significant occasion captured by our photographer published on our Facebook page as well. Click here to view these photos.

Just for your information, Parliament will be holding a Central Committee meeting at 9am today, Monday, October 2nd, in the General Assembly Chamber of the House of Parliament at Wilhelminastraat #1 in Philipsburg. The agenda point is Advice regarding the (re)appointment of an Ombudsman.

Then at 10am the House of Parliament will sit in a plenary public session .The Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs will be present for the session. The agenda point is State of preparedness hurricane season, Disaster management hurricane Irma, Reconstruction following the devastation by hurricane Irma.

Members of the public are invited to the House of Parliament to attend parliamentary deliberations. The House of Parliament is located across from the Court House in Philipsburg. The parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, the audio via Laser 101 FM, Government of Sint Maarten Facebook page and via www.sxmparliament.org.

Let's find out if Parliament is indeed dragging its feet as the leader of the St. Maarten Christian Party claims in his letter to the editor. See the article link below in this email newsletter.

In the meantime, do have a great and productive week as you do your part in helping to build a better St. Maarten.
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Monday, October 2nd, 2017

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