Govt: No holiday on Sept 3
Government has not declared September 3 as a national holiday.
Information Minister Jamal Mohammed yesterday refuted this rumour which made its way around the country via blogs, social networking sites and BlackBerry messaging.
Speaking at the post-Cabinet news conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann's, Mohammed said September 3 is a working day.
"There is rumour going around Trinidad and Tobago that the third of September has been declared a public holiday, there is absolutely no truth to that rumour, the third of September will be a normal day, I think it will the re-opening of school in Trinidad and Tobago, so it's back to work as normal," he said.
This month the country was rewarded with four public holidays- Emancipation Day on August 1, a holiday for Eid-Ul-Fitr which will be given on August 20 and Independence Day on August 31.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar had declared August 13 a public holiday in honour of gold Olympian Keshorn Walcott who returned home that day to a hero's welcome.