Solemn Plenary session for the Opening of the Parliamentary Year 2016-2017 on Tuesday

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The House of Parliament will hold a Solemn Plenary Session on September 13.

The Plenary Session is set for Tuesday, at 10.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philipsburg.

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The Chairperson of Parliament will open the parliamentary year 2016-2017, with a speech by His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday.

A number of dignitaries will be in attendance for the opening of the parliamentary year.

As a reminder to motorists and the general public, the Wilhelminastraat in front of the House of Parliament will be closed on Monday, September 12 from 3.00 PM to 12.00AM.  The closure is in connection with a rehearsal for the personnel from the various uniformed services who will be participating in the parade on the occasion of the opening of the new parliamentary year as well as some other preparations.

Back Street and Front Street will be closed on Tuesday, September 13 from 6.00 AM to 2.00 PM.

This is in connection with the official ceremonies for the opening of the new parliamentary year.

The solemn parliamentary session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 120, via Pearl Radio FM 98.1, the audio via the Internet www.pearlfmradio.com and via www.sxmparliament.org.

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