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Christmas Vacation Period for the Public Service 2017/2018

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24th October, 2017 TONGAN The Prime Minister’s Office wishes to inform the public, of the vacation period that the public service will close down for the public, during the Christmas Season 2017/2018, as approved by the Cabinet on Wednesday 18th of October, 2017.

The Christmas Vacation Period for the public service for 2017/2018 will be observed from 8:30am on Wednesday 20th December 2017 and will end at 4:30pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

The public should note that during this Christmas vacation period, the Government essential services will continue to operate such as Police, Health and Customs and Border Control services. These Ministries will make their own specific announcements on operating hours in the coming weeks.

The Christmas Vacation will be followed by the usual Week of Prayer for the New Year, and the public should also note that the working hours for the public service will end at 4:00pm every day.

Dr Palenitina Tiueti Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet


Issued by the:The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676)24 644 Fax:(676)23 888; For media enquiries- Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .toWebsite: www.pmo.gov.to

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