Government Reverses Decision, Restores St. George’s Caye Day on September 10th
Government has taken a step back, and will now observe the Battle of St George’s Caye Day on September tenth. It was almost two weeks ago that the list of public and bank holidays was released, and had created quite a stir when the government had decided to give September 9 as the holiday, in lieu of the tenth. The St George’s Caye Day Association had vehemently objected to the move, calling it disrespectful on the government’s part. All indications, at the time, were that the government wasn’t going to budge. This afternoon, however, a release was sent out showing two key changes to the list of holidays. The first was, the reverting to the tenth as the substantive holiday, and the second change was for Easter Sunday which will no longer be regarded as a public and bank holiday. In other words, there will be no time and a half paid, if you get to work on Easter Sunday. The amended list was signed and registered in last week’s gazette.