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Friday, September 12, 2014, has been declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Montserrat, following today's PDM victory in the general election held in Montserrat.
Earlier this summer (2014-08-04), when Montserrat's Premier, Reuben T. Meade, announced that the date for the upcoming General Elections in Montserrat would be Thursday, September 11, 2014, we had surmised that the day after the aforementioned general elections could be declared a non-working public holiday in Montserrat, in which case it would be a one-off non-working public holiday in addition to the annual list of non-working public holidays, and in lieu public holidays in Montserrat for the calendar year 2014, as announced by the Montserrat's Office of the Deputy Governor, earlier this year (2014-04-12).
In Caribbean countries it is common, but not systematic (2011-11-28), for the day after an election to be declared as a one-off non-working public holiday (2014-06-12, 2013-02-20, 2010-01-10, 2009-12-30, 2009-12-19, 2009-09-08, 2009-03-13, 2005-05-05, 2005-02-22, 2003-05-21, 2003-10-21, 2003-11-27, 2007-01-02, 2001-12-03 and 1997-05-23), and indeed this was the case on the occasion of Montserrat's previous General Elections (2009-09-08).
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