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Jamaican December 28 Public Holiday Ruled-Out
 
(Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2015)

Source: Jamaica Information Service (JIS)

The Director of Legal Services at the Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Camille Bennett-Campbell, has issued a JIS news release in which she rules-out the declaration of Monday, December 28, 2015, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Jamaica, to compensate the fact that this year's Boxing Day annual non-working public holiday will fall on a weekend.

The aforementioned announcement and argumentation ("That Act[the Holidays (Public General) Act of 1895]says that when Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, then the 26th will be Christmas Day and the following day will be Boxing Day. It makes no provision where Boxing Day falls on a Saturday for it to be celebrated on any other day") is in line with the Holidays (Public General) Act (04-Jul-1997, 30-Aug-1996 and 24-Feb-1996) and the list of official non-working public holidays (10-Oct-2012) and bank holidays (16-Mar-2013) for the year 2015 in Jamaica.

A few months ago (21-Jul-2015), under similar circumstances, Director Bennett-Campbell, had issued a similarly-worded JIS news release in which she ruled-out the declaration of Monday, August 3, 2015, as a one-off day in lieu non-working public holiday in Jamaica, to compensate the fact that the 2015 Emancipation Day annual non-working public holiday would fall on a weekend.

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Jamaica 2018 bank holidays and public holidays (next year)
Jamaica 2019 bank holidays and public holidays
Jamaica 2020 bank holidays and public holidays
Jamaica 2021 bank holidays and public holidays
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 2013-03-16: Jamaican Bank Holidays 2016-2018
 2012-10-10: Jamaican 2015 Public Holidays Announced
 1997-07-04: Jamaica Declares 4-Day Emancipation Day Public Holiday
 1996-08-30: Jamaican Public Holidays Amendments
 1996-02-24: Jamaica To Review Annual Public Holidays


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