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Sint Maarten October 10 Public Holiday Ruled-Out Again
 
(Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012)

Source: Government of Sint Maarten (Great Bay)

Sint Maarten's Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs, Silveria Jacobs, has confirmed that the upcoming, October 10, Constitution Day is not a non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten.

Last year (30-Sep-2011), the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Sarah Wescot-Williams, had announced that there were no plans for Sint Maarten to declare October 10 as a non-working public holiday, despite the fact that Curaçao had recently 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 (25-Sep-2011).

Later calls (17-Oct-2011) by the leader of the National Alliance (NA) group in Sint Maarten's Parliament, William Marlin for October 10 to also be declared an annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten, bore no fruits. Instead, this past summer (06-Jun-2012), the Parliament of Sint Maarten unanimously approved legislation to declare July 1st a new annual non-working public holiday in Sint Maarten, to commemorate Emancipation Day.

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• 2015-10-09: Sint Maarten Adds Constitution Day Public Holiday
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• 2011-10-17: Sint Maarten October 10 Public Holiday Update
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• 2011-09-25: Curacao Public Holiday On October 10


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