SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The General Audit Chamber issued its annual report for the year 2018 on May 24, 2019. By law, the General Audit Chamber must present a report of its activities about the preceding year to both the Governor and Parliament prior to July 1st.
The General Audit Chamber is an independent High Council of State and is responsible for examining the effectiveness and legal compliance of the revenue and expenditure of Government.
The annual report includes a review of the audits conducted and provides a description of the General Audit Chamber’s operations and gives account for the use of its budget of fiscal year 2018.
During fiscal year 2018, the General Audit Chamber published several audit reports, including the investigation of the Crime Prevention Fund, the APS’ 2016 Financial Statements, and the review of Redundancy Pay for political authorities.
The General Audit Chamber set out to increase public outreach via social media. Topics included the budget, pension, and the audit on redundancy pay, using a combination of animation and information. This initiative has been very successful, with almost 21 thousand views of our animated posts in 2018.
The General Audit Chamber has put more emphasis on digitalization and notes that the 2018 Annual Report is the first to be exclusively available in digital form with links to the audit reports, animations, Facebook page and the website.
The Annual Report 2018 is published in both English and Dutch and is available on the website of the General Audit Chamber (www.arsxm.org).