Source:Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay)
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012
Following a tripartite meeting with the Sint Maarten Minister of Labour, the Windward Island Chamber of Labour Unions (WICLU) 1st Vice-President, Claire Elsot. has announced that it seems that July 1st, 2012, will finally become a full national non-working public holiday beginning in 2012.
A draft law to make Emancipation Day, on July 1, into a new annual public holiday in Sint Maarten narrowly missed being in 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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