It might appear as just a procedural matter, but without it, there is no Carnival 2018.
President Anthony Carmona, SC has officially declared that in accordance with Section 47C (2) of the Liquor Licenses Act, the period of Carnival shall commence at 7.00 pm on Thursday 11th January, 2018 and ending at 12 midnight on Tuesday 13th February, 2018.
The President has also declared that in accordance with Section 5 of The Public Holidays and Festivals Act, Chapter 19:05, that Carnival 2018 shall commence at 4 am on Monday 12th February, 2018 and shall cease at 12 midnight on Tuesday 13th February, 2018.
The declaration was issued via a statement by the Ministry of Public Administration and Communications today.
The declaration allows for several laws related to the Carnival period, to be enacted.