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Fiji Rules-Out October 11 Fiji Day Public Holiday

Source: Ministry of Information (Suva)
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2021

Fiji's Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has issued a pointed reminder to the opposition, that "The law has been clear. It has been like this for decades. That you celebrate Fiji Day on the day it falls and that has always been the case." and therefore that the upcoming Fiji Day public holiday would be observed on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

The aforementioned announcement is in line with the "Employment Relations (Administration) Regulations 2008", and the previously-announced list of 2021 public holidays in Fiji, as approved by the Governing Cabinet of Fiji, a year ago (2020-10-26).

Apparently the statement by Fiji's Attorney General was prompted, once again (2020-09-28), by a statement by Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, who had expressed disappointment demanding that the government explain why there is no public holiday for Fiji Day.

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