Source:Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay)
Posted: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Updated: Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Parliament of Sint Maarten has finally, and unanimously, approved legislation to declare July 1st a new annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten, to commemorate Emancipation Day.
Sint Maarten's Parliamentary Central Committee had already, last month (2012-05-11), approved a draft ordinance, introduced, earlier this year (2012-03-19), to declare July 1st a new annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten, to commemorate Emancipation Day.
However Parliament had then rescheduled the debate on making July 1st a new annual national non-working public holiday.
To avoid a repeat of last year (2011-06-18 and 2011-06-03) when draft law to make Emancipation Day, on July 1, into a new annual public holiday in Sint Maarten narrowly missed taking effect, the government of Sint Maarten used a government ordinance (executive decree) to make July 1, 2012 an official one-off non-working public holiday to mark Emancipation Day (2012-06-01).
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