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Cayman Islands July 18 Public Holiday Reversal

Source: Cayman Islands Government Information and Services (Grand Cayman)
Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Most recent follow-up news item: March 3, 2021


The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, has announced that, contrary to her recent ruling out of July 18 being declared a public holiday, the date of the upcoming "one man one vote" referendum would in fact be a non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands.

Earlier this year (2012-02-27), The Cayman Islands' Premier, McKeeva Bush, had announced that the Cayman Islands Government would hold a referendum at the same time as the May 2013 general election, but then, last month (2012-04-13) she announced that the upcoming referendum would be on July 18, 2012, and that this date would not be declared a one-off non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands.

The reason then given by the Premier's Press Secretary, Charles Glidden, was that while the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision) does state that public holidays shall include "the day appointed under the Elections Law for the taking of the poll at a general election in the Islands" (2007-06-19) it preceded the establishment of voter-initiated referenda (2008-12-01) and therefore does not apply to referenda.



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