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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Thousands of our nation's young and brightest will once again be making their way to school on Monday, August 13 to mark the start of the 2012/2013 New School Year.

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – Sunday August 12, 2012 has been designated International Youth Day by the United Nations under the theme "Building a better world, partnering with Youth".

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - This is our country's first official observation of July 1 as Emancipation Day, a national holiday for all. Our country Parliament approved the legislation recognizing our ancestry and the period leading to our emancipation as a people.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Remarks delivered by drs. Eugene B. Holiday Governor of Sint Maarten at the opening of the New Day Care Building of the Sister Basilia Center of the White and Yellow Cross.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – President of Parliament Hon. drs. Gracita Arrindell attended the Voice of the Children first Spelling B Competition on Sunday, May 27, where she delivered some remarks.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The following speech was delivered by the President of Parliament Hon. drs. Gracita Arrindell at the American University of the Caribbean, Saturday May 26, 2012:

PHILIPSBURG - People of our beloved St. Martin, Residents all;

Permit me to address you directly on a most important matter that Parliament must now deal with: the Emancipation Day legislation that would make July 1st a national public holiday.

 

The Emancipation Proclamation of July 1st, 1863 put an official end to Slavery on all Dutch territories, including our beloved St. Martin.

PHILIPSBURG - Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen,

For those of you joining us from other countries, my name is Cornelius de Weever and I am the Minister of Public Health, Social Development, & Labor.

PHILIPSBURG - Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning and welcome to this naturalization ceremony.

PHILIPSBURG - Cabinet staff of the ministries of VROMI, Economic Affairs and Tourism, Finance and Education, Members of the Media, People of our beloved St. Martin, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Morning.

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