The Hague/ St. Maarten:— The Secretary General of St. Maarten Hensley Plantijn and the Secretary General of the Netherlands F.J. Arkenbout signed an agreement on July 6th 2017.
The agreement that was signed is based on the summary of the reported session held on July 6th.
Parties meaning the Country St. Maarten and the Netherlands have to continue the discussion of the national ordinance through which an integrity chamber will be established while taking into account the verdict of the constitutional court regarding the necessity to establish such a national ordinance and the framework proposed by the court.
The Council of Ministers on St. Maarten will have to promote and boost the acceptance of the national ordinance by the Parliament of St. Maarten which also has to be ratified by the Governor of as soon as possible but no not later than October 31st, 2017
Discussions will be held by parties in a transparent manner by both sides and that the delegations from both parties will consist for this purpose of highly positioned civil servants, preferably not being the already appointed quartermasters
The outcome of the discussion will be reported no later than November 1st, 2017 to the specially established arbitration committee for the dispute which the government of Sint Maarten has taken up to the Kingdom Council of State through its petition of May 8th, 2017.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Agreement signed by St Maarten and Netherlands after hearing by Kingdom Council of State.