[tz] Fiji DST Oct 26

Ken Rylander ken at lajbans.com.au
Tue Oct 14 22:41:31 UTC 2014

Hi Brian,

We have asked the Ministry multiple times, but no decision has been made.

I guess they see it as if the TZDB is "forcing" them to have DST this 
year. The Fiji Government have had DST the last couple of years, but 
never said it was permanent. The decision was always made each year. 
Never predicting anything about the future. So to them, not making any 
decision about DST in 2014, would mean status quo, i.e. no DST 2014.


On 14/10/2014 9:12 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
> On 2014-10-14 02:04, Ken Rylander wrote:
>> There might be an issue with the Fiji DST (Pacific/Fiji), predicted 
>> to happen on Oct 26, at 3am. It looks like the Fiji government 
>> haven't yet decided on whether to have DST this year, or not. And in 
>> that case, on what date it will start. There was recently elections 
>> here, and it seems like the Fiji government haven't prioritised any 
>> decisions around DST.
>> Taking this into consideration, and also the fact that this future, 
>> predicted date was introduced by the TZDB, would it be possible to 
>> get a tzdata version, where the DST for 2014 is removed?
> How about asking your Ministry of Information to make an announcement
> about whether or not Fiji will start DST on Oct 26 at 03.00, as the
> rest of the world expects it to?
> If not, times on some airline tickets may need adjusted, and all
> computers updated, as soon as changes can be released by tz and IATA.
> You government website provides many contact options for the Ministry.

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