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President officially declares October 18th as Divali holiday

President Anthony Carmona has officially declared Wednesday 18th October, 2017 as the date of the public holiday in celebration of the festival of Divali.

The date has been in the public domain for several months now but unless it's officially declared by the President, it's not yet official.

A statement by the Office of the President made the announcement today, stating that the declaration was in accordance with the provisions of the Public Holidays and Festivals Act.

EMA blocks 'Tobago Beach Jazz' on Turtle Beach

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is not giving approval for the hosting of a 'Tobago Beach Jazz' on Turtle Beach because the area is a nesting ground for the endangered leather-back turtle.

The event is carded for April 29th.

The EMA says it will discuss alternative sites with the THA and organisers.

SEE ALSO: THA distances itself from 'Tobago Beach Jazz' event; organiser insists turtles not at risk

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