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Bahamas Discovery Day Public Holiday Replacement Delayed Until 2008

Source: The Bahama Journal (Nassau)
Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007
Most recent follow-up news item: October 11, 2013

Earlier this week, Bahamas' Minister of State for Culture, Charles Maynard, announced that the change of name of the Discovery Day public holiday to National Heroes Day won't come into effect by October 12 (the date of this year's Discovery Day as well as the date of the proposed National Heroes' Day).

Minister Maynard did stress, though, that the bills were passed in parliament earlier this year (2007-03-30), as well as legislation to establish a system of local honors. All that is needed is for the government to bring the Bill into force (ie. to gazette it).

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