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    Emancipation Day will be celebrated on August 1, as usual, this year although the date falls on a Saturday.
    A release issued by the JIS yesterday had quoted Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, as suggesting that Emancipation Day will be celebrated on Monday, August 3, instead based on the provisions of the schedule of the Holidays (Public General) Act.
    However, while the Act provides that if Labour Day, May 23, falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then it should be celebrated on the following Monday, it only provides for a postponement of other public holidays, if they fall on a Sunday.
    In the circumstances, Labour Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 25, instead of Saturday, May 23, and Emancipation Day will be Saturday, August 1.

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