Conflicts for members and chair of booze board

| 13/09/2013

(CNS Business): Potential conflicts of interest for three of the five voting members of the liquor licensing board caused proceedings of the annual meeting to grind to a halt on Thursday when they recused themselves. With only two voting members left the board was unable to form a quorum and couldn’t hear 12 applications from five different George Town retail liquor license holders who had applied to extend their opening hours to 10pm and create a level playing field for booze stores on Grand Cayman. Long held concerns about conflict on this board came to the fore when a member who is also a licensee and one applying for an extension said he felt he had to recuse himself from the deliberations. This was followed by the exit of the chairman and another member as they were also perceived to be conflicted. Read more and comment on CNSBusiness

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