Source:Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Jamaica's Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced that Monday, December 27, 2021, would be observed as a one-off public holiday in Jamaica ("the Minister of Labour and Social Security, by virtue of his powers under Section 7 of the Holidays (Public General) Act, has appointed Monday, December 27, 2021 as a Public General Holiday.").
As per the Holidays (Public General) Act (1997-07-04, 1996-08-30 and 1996-02-24), as confirmed in the list of 2021 Jamaican public holidays (2017-05-06), only public holidays falling on a Sunday give rise to a day in lieu public holiday on the following Monday,
There is, however, a precedent for the declaration of Monday, December 27, as a public holiday in Jamaica. A decade ago, Monday, December 27, 2010, was also declared a one-off public holiday in Jamaica (2010-12-24)..
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