Carnival time off

Carnival time off

(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture wishes to remind its members that Carnival Monday and Tuesday are not Public or Commercial Holidays.

Yet, we suggest to members and the wider business community that in the spirit of Carnival and as has been the tradition, employers should give their employees time off on Monday 16th July and Tuesday 17th July 2018 so that they can participate in Carnival celebrations on those days. This should be done at your own discretion as a show of goodwill.

Carnival is a national cultural activity and the Private Sector as the main sponsor of this event, should feel proud of their contribution and continued support, thus allow their staff time to enjoy and participate where possible.


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  1. This makes no sense I no that Monday is a holiday from time I no myself and now it's not a holiday what is really go in on in this country.


  2. How is Carnival Monday not a holiday when almost everywhere is closed on that 1st day. SMH. Makes no sense if it's not an official holiday because only gas stations are productive on that day.


  3. The private sector businesses do things because they are mandatory by law. Since ure saying that they do not have to and it’s at their discretion then trust that none of them will give staff time off.. watch n see


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