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Bahamas Public Holiday January 10

Source: The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau)
Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 21, 2018


The Bahamas' Cabinet Office has issued a communique advising the general public that "with the coming into force of the Majority Rule Act", Friday, January 10, 2014, would be observed as the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day in the Bahamas.

The aforementioned announcement that Friday, January 10, 2014, would be observed as the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day in the Bahamas, is in line with the recently-announced list of 2014 non-working public holidays in the Bahamas (2013-12-10) which already incorporated the new annual non-working public holiday known as Majority Rule Day (2013-10-11).

Early this year (2013-01-09), the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, Perry Gladstone Christie, had announced that the Bahamas Cabinet would consider declaring January 10 as a new "Majority Rule" annual non-working public holiday in the Bahamas, starting in 2014, as "Majority Rule is arguably the most important event in the country's history with the exception of the Abolition of Slavery and Independence". The bill was introduced into Parliament a couple of months later (2013-04-11 and 2013-05-02) and the house debate on the bill to make Majority Rule Day a public holiday was wrapped-up the following month (2013-05-06). Then, last month, Prime Minister Christie announced final passage of the bill "to amend the pubic holidays act to create 10th January as Majority Rule Day and a public holiday".



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