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Montserrat Declares June 3 Public Holiday

Source: Government of Montserrat (Brades)
Posted: Monday, March 21, 2022
Most recent follow-up news item: March 22, 2022

The Acting Governor of Montserrat, Lyndell Simpson, upon the advice of Cabinet, has signed a proclamation SRO-No.-14-of-2022 declaring Friday, June 3, 2022, as a public holiday throughout Montserrat.

The proclamation SRO-No.-14-of-2022, entitled Proclamation Appointing Friday 3 June 2022 a Public Holiday, begins with the preamble, "Whereas under section 5(a) of the Public Holidays Act, (Cap. 6.09), it shall be lawful for the Governor with the advice of the Cabinet to issue a proclamation appointing a special day or part of a day to be reserved as a public holiday throughout Montserrat, and whereas any day or part of a day so appointed shall be kept as a close holiday in all banks, shops, stores and public offices in Montserrat and shall, as regards bills of exchange and promissor)' notes, be deemed to be a public holiday".

The proclamation then comes to its crux, "now therefore, I, Lyndell Simpson, Acting Governor, acting with the advice of Cabinet, appoint Friday 3 June 2022 a public holiday throughout Montserrat.", adding for good measure "and all Her Majesty's Officers and loving subjects in Montserrat and all those whom it may concern are required to take due notice and conduct themselves accordingly.".

The aforementioned proclamation of Friday, June 3, 2022, as a public holiday in Montserrat, departs from the consolidated version of the "Public Holidays Act, Revised Edition, showing the law as at 1 January 2002, CHAPTER 6.09" which consolidated the amendments of 1956, 1959, 1971, and 1999 (1999-12-10) into the initial Act 19 of 1954, S.R.O. 15/1956, as later amended by the "Montserrat Public Holidays (Amendment) Act, 2017 No. 3 of 2017" (2017-05-24).

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