Child marriages now officially illegal as President proclaims Marriage Act

The Office of the President has announced that the Act to amend the Marriage Act has been proclaimed.

The statement said that today, just hours after receiving a copy of the Miscellaneous Provision (Marriage) Act, No.8 of 2017 from Cabinet, President Anthony Carmona affixed his seal and signature to the document, proclaiming it law.

The Act No.8 of 2017 - An Act to amend the Marriage Act, was first forwarded to the Office of the President lon June 20, 2017, and on June 22, 2017 it was assented to by the President and returned to the Clerk of the House.

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.