Source:The Daily Herald (Philipsburg)
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012
The Sint Maarten Council of Ministers signed off on a draft law to make Emancipation Day, on July 1, a new annual public holiday in Sint Maarten.
Recall that (2010-07-02), before the 10-10-10 breakup of the Netherlands Antilles, then leader of the Government of the Netherlands Antilles, Commissioner William Marlin, had been quoted as saying that, with more autonomy after October 10th, St. Maarten would be able to make its own decisions, such as declaring Emancipation Day, on July 1, as a national public holiday ("By the grace of God, July 1, 2011, will be a public holiday in the new country St. Maarten").
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