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Ioane Burese
Thursday, January 17, 2013

THE Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, Jone Usamate, yesterday confirmed that as decided by government last year, daylight saving would l end on Sunday, January 20, 2013 before Term 1 of school begins a day later.

A government statement said members of the public are advised to turn their clocks one hour back from 3am to 2am on Sunday, January 20. "While there have been mixed reactions to the re-introduction of daylight saving, one of the factors considered was the period of sunlight which could be productively used by the people of our beloved nation," Mr Usamate said.

He said businesses had also capitalised on this by operating for longer hours while the public benefited from more outdoor activities, leisure and sports.





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