Prime Minister Announces public Holiday for Thursday September 19

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Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit

The President of Dominica His Excellency Charles A Savarin has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, September 19, 2019 a public holiday to be observed throughout the state. (S.R.O. 35 of 2019).

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit had previously announced a half- day off for a praise and thanksgiving concert. Government now says the day will be observed as a public holiday.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 has been described as a day of celebration of hope and thanksgiving in observance of Dominica’s remarkable and extraordinary achievements post Hurricane Maria.

A special praise and worship concert dubbed “And Can It Be” will be held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from 4:00pm on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

The concert features world renowned gospel artists Rev, Shirley Caesar and Kirk Carr as well as Dominica’s very own Ophelia Marie, Michele Henderson and Colton T.

Performances are also expected from Edwin Yearwood, Sarah Ikumu, a mass choir and dance groups.