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Bahamas December 28 Public Holiday Update

Source: The Government of the Bahamas (Nassau)
Posted: Friday, December 10, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: December 14, 2021

The Press Secretary of the Government of the Bahamas, Clint Watson, has announced that the Bahamas Cabinet, at its December 14th meeting, will make a final decision concerning the declaration of an additional day in lieu public holiday, on December 28, 2021.

Last week (2021-12-03), Press Secretary Watson, had announced that the Bahamas Cabinet would discuss the declaration of an additional day in lieu public holiday, on December 28, 2021, at its meeting of December 7.

As per today's press conference, "There was some discussion, agreement and disagreement on both arguments regarding it but no final decision was made as Cabinet ended early on Tuesday".

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, as only Bahamas public holidays falling on a Sunday, give rise to a day in lieu public holiday.

But, at last week's press conference, Press Secretary Watson stated that "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.".

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