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Cayman Islands Could Cancel May 26 Public Holiday

Source: Gazette Office Cayman Islands Government (Grand Cayman)
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

The Cayman Islands' Elections Supervisor, Wesley Howell, has confirmed that the date of the next general elections, on April 14, 2021, would be a public holiday in the Cayman Islands, but that the previously-declared public holiday on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, would need to be canceled specifically ("I think Cabinet has to make a decision as to whether or not they make an express provision that it will be a public holiday or rescind the public holiday and replace it with April 14th").

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).

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, was declared a public holiday, last spring (2020-05-25), and was included in the official list of 2021 Cayman Islands public holidays announced by the office of the Deputy Governor's Office of the Cayman Islands, last autumn (2020-10-14), and most recently, the Public Holidays Order, 2021, was gazetted declaring Wednesday, April 14, 2021, as a one-off public holiday on account of the snap-election being held on that date (2021-02-24).

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