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Cayman Islands Gazettes December 19 Referendum Public Holiday

Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman)
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: May 25, 2020

Cayman Islands Governor, Martyn Roper, has issued an order to proclaim an official non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands, on Thursday, December 19, 2019, under the Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision), for the upcoming cruise pier project referendum ("for the purposes of holding a referendum on the matter of whether the Islands should continue to move forward with the building of the cruise berthing and enhanced cargo port facility, 19th December shall be a Public General Holiday").

Earlier this month (2019-10-03), the Cayman Islands government had announced that the date of the upcoming cruise pier project referendum, Thursday, December 19, 2019, would be a one-off non-working public holiday in the Cayman Islands.

Initially, the aforementioned Referendum Bill was supposed to be gazetted last week.

In any event, it thus amends the list of 2019 non-working public holidays in the Cayman Islands as announced by the government of the Cayman Islands, late last year (2018-10-11).

The Public Holidays Law (2007 Revision) states that public holidays shall include "the day appointed under the Elections Law for the taking of the poll at a general election in the Islands" (2007-06-19) and this was later confirmed to include the date of any referendum in the Cayman Islands (2012-05-14, 2012-05-08, 2012-04-13, 2012-02-27, 2009-10-24, 2008-12-01, 2008-07-13, 2008-06-23, 2008-06-18).

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