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Guadeloupe's Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin Officially Independent

Source: Le Figaro
Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2007

The islands of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Martin, previously communes of Guadeloupe, have now been granted the TOM (Territoire d'Outre-Mer) status.

This means that they can pass territorial laws, control their fiscal policy, choose to stay in, or leave the European Union, and declare their own public holidays.

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