Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday is not a public holiday

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley

With Trinidad and Tobago braced to face the anticipated onslaught of Tropical Storm Bret, decisions have been taken to keep all commercial banks and schools closed on Tuesday.

However, public servants are being advised that it is not an official day off from work.

Speaking on CNC3 7pm newscast on Monday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said that the decision to keep schools closed was to facilitate some of them being used as emergency shelters, and added that no decision was taken to declared Tuesday a public holiday or a day off from work.

Rowley's announcement came following a report on social media alleging that Public Services Association (PSA) president Watson Duke has been informing some public servants to stay off the job.