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Sint Maarten October 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

Source: The Daily Herald (Philipsburg)
Posted: Friday, September 30, 2011
Updated: Friday, October 9, 2015

The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Sarah Wescot-Williams, has announced that there were no plans for Sint Maarten to also declare October 10 as a non-working public holiday.

Prime Minister Wescot-Williams also indicated that her government had no intention of cancelling the December 15, Kingdom Day, public holiday, added to the calendar of official public holidays a few years ago (2008-09-12).

The aforementioned announcement came on the heels of the recent announcement (2011-09-25) that Curaçao had declared Monday, October 10, 2011, as an official non-working public holiday to commemorate the first anniversary of the date when Curaçao gained autonomous country status.

In fact, if a new public holiday is to be declared in Sint Maarten, it is more likely to be emancipation Day on July 1, whose implementing legislation narrowly missed being passed earlier this year (2011-06-29, 2011-06-18 and 2011-06-03).

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