Prime Minister Gumbs attends Bastille Day Celebrations

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs and Minister Hon. Claret Connor represented the Council of Ministers at the 14 of July Bastille Day Celebrations that took place in Marigot on Tuesday.

His Excellency Acting Governor Reynold Groeneveldt and several Members of Parliament were also present.

President of the Collectivite of Saint-Martin and Members of the Territorial Council extended an official invitation to the Council of Ministers to observe the July 14 celebrations.

The delegation from the Sint Maarten attended a Religious ceremony at the Catholic Church in Marigot; this was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Monument of the Collectivite; then an official parade at Boulevard de France, Marigot Waterfront; Saint-Martin’s Fire Department Pinning Ceremony, Marigot Waterfront.

The official ceremony concluded with speeches and cocktails.  The remainder of the day included cultural and sporting events.

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PHOTO CUTLINE: Prime Minister Hon. Marcel Gumbs (2nd from right front row), Minister Hon. Claret Connor (1st from right second back row) along with representatives from the Collectivite, President Hon. Aline Hanson (3rd from right front row) and Members of the Territorial Council and other officials at the Marigot Catholic Church. DCOMM Photo