IPKO 2020 to be hosted virtually

On June 10th and 11th, 2020 a delegation from the Parliament of Sint Maarten will participate virtually in the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) hosted by the Netherlands.

Delegations from the Parliaments of Aruba, Curaçao and the Netherlands will also be participating.


The IPKO will kick off with a presentation from each country within the Kingdom concerning the state of affairs in said country. This will be followed by discussions between the four parliamentary delegations about a number of topics in a series of sections.


Section 1:

Decision making on liquidity support at the time of the Covid pandemic: How have the various Kingdom partners experienced the decision-making process?, Exchange of views on the role and responsibility of each Kingdom partner taking into account the Kingdom Charter, including the supervisory role of the various parliaments in relation to the supervisory role of the Cft/CAft.


Section 2:

Outlook short term: Restarting social and socio-economic life: possibilities, limitations and best practices.


Section 3:

Outlook medium/long term: A discussion about restructuring (diversification) of economies and labor markets. This may include the importance of jointly agreed policy recommendations and real cooperation: what common perspective do parliaments want to make and what contribution they wish to make to this, while respecting each other's free mandate as a member of parliament.

The Interparliamentary consultations will conclude on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

The Sint Maarten delegation partaking in the IPKO sessions will consist of the following members:

Mr. Rolando Brison President of Parliament, Delegation leader;

Mr. William V. Marlin, Chairman Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations;

Mrs. Grisha S. Heyliger-Marten, Vice Chairlady Committee of Kingdom Affairs and Interparliamentary Relations;

Mr. Claudius A. Buncamper;

Mrs. Sarah A. Wescot-Williams

Ms. Melissa D. Gumbs


The Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) sessions can be viewed on the following link: