Emancipation day to be celebrated on Saturday
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security says Emancipation Day will be observed on Saturday, August 1.
Director of Legal Services at the Ministry, Camille Bennett-Campbell, says the Holidays (Public General) Act, makes no provision for a change in the day the holiday is observed.
She notes that the only exception is in the case of Labour Day, where if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is celebrated on the following Monday.
She also stresses the law also stipulates payment for work done on a holiday.
For minimum wage earners, this is double their normal wage, while for others the extra money earned is based on their employment contract.