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Guyana Banks Declare Half-Day March 2 Bank Holiday

Source: Guyana Government Information Agency (GINA)
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: February 28, 2020

The Guyana Association of Bankers Inc. (GABI) has announced a half-day bank holiday on March 2, the date of the upcoming elections in Guyana, while the Guyana Private Sector Commission recently issued a statement calling on the Government of Guyana to declare Monday, March 2, 2020, a national public holiday in Guyana.

Recall that, last week (2020-02-20), Guyana's Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, had stated that he was contemplating the declaration of Monday, March 2, 2020, as a one-off public holiday in Guyana, on account of that day's elections ("I’m considering that (the calls) because I noticed that in 2011 and 2015, I noticed Clement Rohee making it a public holiday. I want to hear the arguments").

The date of the past 3 general elections in Guyana were declared as one-off non-working public holidays in Guyana (2015-05-04, 2015-01-21, 2011-11-24, 2011-11-23, 2011-10-10 and 2006-08-23), but the date of the most recent local elections was not (2016-03-09).

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