Source:The Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Office of the Prime Minister)
Posted: Monday, September 16, 2019
The Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, has declared a one-off non-working public sector holiday in Dominica, on Thursday, Septemeber, 19, 2019, to commemorate the second anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Maria.
Originally, the September, 19, 2019, public holiday had been announced as a half-day public holiday, but this was changed by the time the official announcement came, stating that "the President of Dominica His Excellency Charles A Savarin has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, September 19, 2019 a public holiday to be observed throughout the state. (S.R.O. 35 of 2019)".
Since the passage of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Dominica has twice declared a public holiday as a preventive safety measure, once on Thursday, September 27, 2018, and once on Thursday, September 13, 2018, on account of the passage of tropical storm Isaac (2018-09-27 and 2018-09-12).
Though these 2 one-off non-working public sector holidays in Dominica, only applied to the public sector, the Dominica government had announced that it could enact legislation which would give authorities the right to declare a one-off public holiday for the private sector as well, in the event of an approaching storm or other natural disasters.
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