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Bahamas Considers December 28 Public Holiday

Source: The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau)
Posted: Friday, December 3, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 14, 2021

The Press Secretary of the Government of the Bahamas, Clint Watson, has announced that, at its next Tuesday meeting, the Bahamas Cabinet would discuss the declaration of an additional day in lieu public holiday, on December 28, 2021.

Normally, only Bahamas public holidays falling on a Sunday, give rise to a day in lieu public holiday. And according to the 2021 public holidays calendar issued by the Cabinet Office, late last year (2020-12-15), while both Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a Saturday and Sunday, respectively, only one day in lieu has been declared, for Monday, December 27, 2021.

But as per Press Secretary Watson, "this was a decision made under the previous Minnis administration" and "The government of The Bahamas recognizes that usually there would be two holiday days, and so the prime minister is indicating that he will raise the issue at Cabinet on Tuesday with his colleagues and they will make a determination as to whether an additional day will be given for the holidays.".

The Press Secretary goes on to spin the list of 2022 as a major gift from the current administration, although it appears to follow the current legislation exactly ("As for the 2022 Public Holidays calendar, the Davis administration saw it fit to observe both Christmas holidays (Christmas Day and Box Day) on Monday and Tuesday respectively.").

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