May 18, 2012
French authorities have put on hold a measure that would have required persons in possession of Anguillian passports to obtain visas to enter French Saint Martin with effect from Monday May 21st, 2012.
A seven strong delegation including H.E. Governor Alistair Harrison; Hon. Chief Minister Hubert B. Hughes; Hon. Minister of Home Affairs Walcott Richardson travelled to Marigot this morning to hold discussions with officials of the French Prefecture. The rest of the delegation included PS Home Affairs Aurjul Wilson; PS Economic Development Foster Rogers; Ms. Claire Haskins – Attorney General’s Chambers and Projects Administrator at the Governor’s Office Kim Cutler.
The delegation which returned to Anguilla this afternoon was assured by the French authorities that the matter would be raised at a higher level in Paris.
The Government of Anguilla was pleased with the decision and are ready to continue discussions to bring this issue to a satisfactory conclusion
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