Incorrect timezone placement for Dominica

Paul Eggert eggert at CS.UCLA.EDU
Tue Sep 21 22:40:01 UTC 2004

> From: Arthur Pemberton [mailto:pembo13 at] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 1:53 PM
> when CNN shows the time for EST it's correct
> with our own, and when they show it for AST it's different from our own.

Currently the tz database has Dominica using AST (4 hours behind UTC)
all year.  This matches US Eastern Time right now, since the eastern
coast of the United States is observing daylight saving time now, and
Eastern Daylight Time is also 4 hours behind UTC.  So, if CNN shows US
Eastern time as matching your wall clocks today, that agrees with the
tz database.

If the tz database is right, things will change at 2:00 am on October
31.  At that point, your wall clock will agree with Atlantic Time in
North America (e.g., the time in Halifax, Nova Scotia).  If this isn't
correct please let us know.

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