November 17, 2019 -is out today. Continuing efforts to raise the awareness and educate the general public (of Sint Maarten) about the political
process of Sint marten has resulted in my newest publication “Da’ Manual Sint Maarten Legislative Process: The making of a law simplified.”
The book covers an overview of the general legal system of Sint Maarten encompassing types of laws, levels of lawmaking and procedures in lawmaking. The structural framework of laws are then outlined and illustrated, followed by: the sources of laws (from idea to law), the legislative process (coming into force of national ordinances, decrees and regulations), and concluding with the general principles widely considered best practices when making laws. Included, as appendices, are the Code of Order for the Parliament of Sint Maarten and the Oder of Procedure for the Council of Ministers.
It is the hope that this manual will serve as a useful reference source for legislators and an educational tool to the general public in understanding the legislative lawmaking process of their constituent state – Sint Maarten.
Limited copies are now available by calling (721) 522-8505
On the request and the recommendation of community members the author (Julio R. Romney) will be conducting free “Each One Teach One” information sessions. Interactive information sessions on understanding your (St. Maarten) defined political process. Date, place and time of sessions will be announced at a later date.