Trinidad and Tobago 2017 Public Holidays Announced
Source:Trinidad and Tobago Government Portal (Port of Spain)
Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2019
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its official list of Trinidad and Tobago bank holidays and of non-working public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago for the calendar year 2017.
In addition, it is expected that the government of Trinidad and Tobago will declare a one-off non-working public holiday in 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago, in recognition of the indigenous Amerindian community, based on the promise made, a couple of months ago (2016-10-30), by the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley to the Carib/First Pepole community. Traditionally (2013-10-15 and 2007-09-02), the First Peoples' requests have always involved the declaration of a non-working public holiday in Trinidad and Tobago on October 14, but last October's announcement by Prime Minister Rowley, the Chief of Santa Rosa First Peoples Community, Ricardo Bharath-Hernandez, pointed out that, next year, October 14 will fall on a Saturday, and that he would prefer a holiday during the week, because a public holiday on a Saturday or Sunday is like a "semi-holiday".
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