PHILIPSBURG–An amendment to the National ordinance on the sale of alcoholic beverages will be tabled in a public Central Committee sitting of Parliament today, Tuesday, at 10:00am in Parliament House.
The draft initiative law will be presented by Member of Parliament (MP) Silveria Jacobs. It is the second initiative law to be submitted to Parliament since the legislature was formed in October 2010.
The current legislation allows the sale of alcohol to persons as of 16 years, but the consumption age is 18.
This sitting will be followed by the continuation of the urgent Central Committee meeting at 2:00pm about the status and solutions for the ever-burning dump.
Minister of General Affairs Leona Romeo-Marlin, Minister of Public Health, Social Development, and Labour Affairs Emil Lee, Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure Miklos Giterson and civil servants who have been involved with the dump from the beginning will be present for the meeting.
The parliamentary sessions will be live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, Pearl Radio FM 98.1, SXMGOV Radio 107.9 FM, www.pearlfmradio.sx, www.sxmparliament.org and Facebook.com/Parliament of Sint Maarten.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/77739-alcohol-on-mps-agenda-today