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Dominica's Government Information Services has issued a press release announcing that Monday, January 4, 2010, had been declared a one-off, post-election, public holiday.
The date announced is the date that we had surmised would be declared a one-off public holiday (2009-12-19), when Dominica's Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, announced that his government would declare a public holiday in the month of January, "to celebrate and savor the achievement of our having conducted a peaceful and conclusive process of electing a new government".
A public holiday had been declared, four years ago (2005-05-05), following Prime Minister Skerrit's re-election to a second term. More generally, such post-election public holidays are common in Caribbean countries (2009-09-08, 2009-03-13, 2005-02-22, 2003-05-21, 2003-10-21, 2003-11-27, and 1997-05-23).
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