Annual Wreath Laying in Commemoration of Dr.Claude Wathey

The annual wreath laying ceremony commemorating the birthday of the late Dr. Claude Wathey was held on Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at the Clem Labega Square at 10 AM. Claude, "the Ole’ Man", was born on July 24, 1926   on St. Martin and passed away in January of 1998.  

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For the past 11 years the annual wreath laying ceremony has been held every year at the A.C. Wathey statue in front of the government administration building. Claude was the Democratic Party Leader until 1994 as well as its co-founder along with his dear friend, the late Clem Labega.


Customarily taking part in the wreath-laying ceremony were the Executive Council of St. Maarten, the family of the late Dr. A. C. Wathey, the present leadership of the Democratic Party, the Young People of the Democratic Party, the Dr. A.C. Wathey Political Awareness Foundation and the University of St. Martin, which was established in 1989 by Dr. Wathey and Ambassador Hushang Ansary.


(Photo’s Courtesy of Samuel Allen)