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Bermuda needs a Jubilee holiday

February 7, 2012

Dear Sir,

I read in your issue of February 6 that Government will give the public schools a holiday so that the schoolchildren may attend the upcoming Carifta Games to be held in Bermuda. Fine. I have no problem with that. I would however, like to remind this Government that the Sovereign’s Diamond Jubilee is coming up in June of this year and I have yet to hear of a public holiday being declared for this historical event. This will be only the second time in British history for this occurrence and most certainly unlikely to be repeated in any of our lifetimes. The United Kingdom will declare June 5 and June 6 to be bank holidays. I am expecting this government to declare a national holiday to honour and show respect to our Sovereign. Last year, while all the other dependent territories declared a public holiday for the “Royal Wedding”, Bermuda, to our shame and embarrassment blatantly ignored this event. Let us not humiliate ourselves in this manner again. A reminder: we are not yet Independent.



Diamond Jubilee: The Queen smiles during a visit to Kings Lynn Town Hall in eastern England on Monday, 60 years to the day since Britain was shocked by the bulletins: The King is dead; long live the Queen!

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Published February 09, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated February 09, 2012 at 7:54 am)

Bermuda needs a Jubilee holiday

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