MPs to continue talks on status of schools today | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–Members of Parliament (MPs) will continue their talks on the status of schools for the 2018-2019 academic year, particularly the shortage of teachers and preparedness for the 2018 hurricane season, during the continuation of an urgent plenary session of Parliament today, Thursday, at 4:00pm.

The session, which began on September 14 and was adjourned, was scheduled to continue on Monday at 5:00pm, but had to be cancelled due to a country-wide power outage Monday afternoon.

Also on the agenda for today’s meeting are the safety emergency management committee and the emergency guidelines for schools; the school bus policy and its implementation plan; and the state of sports and arts facilities and programmes in St. Maarten. The meeting had been requested by National Alliance (NA) MPs Silveria Jacobs, William Marlin and Ardwell Irion.

The public can follow the deliberations in person at the House of Parliament located across from the Courthouse in Philipsburg. The session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, 98.1FM, 107.9FM, , and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.

Source: The Daily Herald