Thursday September 19, 2020 declared as a public holiday in Dominica
The President of Dominica His Excellency Charles Savarin has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday, September 19, 2019 a
public holiday to be observed throughout the state.
That day has been described as a day of celebration of hope and
thanksgiving in observance of Dominica’s remarkable and extraordinary achievements
post Hurricane Maria.
A special praise and worship concert dubbed “And Can It Be” will
be held at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium from 4:00 pm on Thursday, September 19,
The concert features world renowned gospel artists Reverend, Shirley Caesar and Kirk Carr as
well as Dominica’s very own Ophelia Marie, Michele Henderson and Colton T.
Performances are also expected from Edwin Yearwood, Sarah Ikumu, a mass choir and
Hurricane Maria struck Dominica on Monday, September 18, 2017.
The proclamation declaring a public holiday is made by the President under section 5 of
the Public Holidays Act, (Chap. 19:10).