Source:Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay)
Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012
Sint Maarten's Parliamentary Central Committee has approved a draft ordinance recently presented by Education and Culture Minister, Rhoda Arrindell, and which would finally make July 1st a new annual national non-working public holiday, beginning in 2012.
The aforementioned draft law was introduced, earlier this year (2012-03-19), following a tripartite meeting with the Sint Maarten Minister of Labour, and the Windward Island Chamber of Labour Unions.
An earlier draft law to make Emancipation Day, on July 1, into a new annual public holiday in Sint Maarten narrowly missed being taking effect last year (2011-06-18 and 2011-06-03) although the Sint Maarten Council of Ministers eventually decided to declare a one-off public sector holiday and give all government workers the day off on Friday, July 1, 2011, on account of that year's Emancipation Day (2011-06-29).
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