CUL de SAC, Sint Maarten — In connection with the upcoming Dominican Independence Day Celebration on St. Maarten, which will be held on Sunday, March 5, a permit was granted to the Dominican Community by the Minister of Justice to hold a parade.
The parade will start at 2:00pm at José Lake Senior Ball Park on L.B. Scot Road and take the following route: L.B. Scot Road, roundabout at Le Grande Marché, Bush Road, Prins Bernard Bridge, Walter Nisbeth Road (Pond Fill Road), Salt Pickers roundabout, Soualiga Boulevard and end on the parking lot next to the New Government Administration Building.
During the period that this parade is on its way to Philipsburg, many of the streets and alleys leading onto this route will be closed temporarily until the parade passes. After the parade passes, these streets and alleys will be reopened to traffic.
The community is asked to be prepared to take alternative routes to get to and from their destinations. All drivers should exercise caution and follow instructions of police officers who will be guiding this parade.