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Antigua and Barbuda To Amend Sunday Public Holidays

Source: Permanent Secretary Ministry of Legal Affairs (St. John's)
Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019


The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has announced plans to submit a bill to parliament to remove Sundays from the definition of the list of public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda and, according to Antigua and Barbuda Information Minister, Melford Nicholas, "to make it clear that Sundays are not to be treated like a holiday, thereby removing any uncertainty among employees and employers".

The legislation on annual public holidays in Antigua and Barbuda was last amended by the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) in the party's first sitting of Parliament since it was elected (2014-08-19), when said changes to the Antigua and Barbuda Public Holidays Amendment Act reversed some of the provisions of the "Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2005" which changed the name of the December 9th, "Sir Vere Cornwall Bird (Snr.) Day", public holiday, created in 2001, but on another date initially (2000-12-28, by then ruling Antigua Labour Party (2004-03-04) to "National Heroes' Day" (2005-09-15).



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