Bars get more time

| 08/12/2008

(CNS): With none of this year’s holidays falling on a Saturday night, visitors and locals alike will be able to bring in the year 2009 in Cayman with drinking and dancing without falling foul of the law. All valid liquor license holders may remain open for one hour beyond their regular permitted time on New Year’s Eve to allow the celebrations to take place island-wide.

Chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board Mitchell Welds said that the extension applies to all seven categories of holders, adding that different category premises have different closing times. “Whatever is a premise’s closing time according to their licence, they are allowed to remain open for one hour beyond that,” he said. In relation to night clubs, this extension only applies to liquor sales, as music and dancing must end at the normal time of 3:00 am.

Welds also reminds licence holders that certain stipulations of the licence remain in effect.  These are that the sale of liquor and the playing of music should cease during the last ten minutes of permitted opening hours, and all patrons must be vacated before the closing hour.

For further information licensees and members of the public may contact Marva Scott at the Liquor Licensing Office at 946-5446 ext. 5



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  1. Anonymous says:

    Can any of our local organizing committees televise a New Year’s eve celebration, hopefully a little spiritual stuff in it, for those of us that do not want to get into the RUSH.

    We are very up-to-date otherwise, lets include this, they are doing this world wide.  Probably boost the economy a litte-CELEBRATE NEW YEARS EVE IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS.  Do not forget our religious heritage in it though.