Board confirms NYE booze licence extensions

| 10/12/2014

(CNS): The chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board has confirmed that people holding booze licence will get a time extension for New Year’s Eve, which this year falls on a Wednesday. Officials stated that liquor-licence holders in all seven categories will get a one-hour extension beyond their existing regular closing times on New Year’s Eve. Board Chairman Mitchell Welds said, however, that it is not automatic and licence holders must apply for the extension. He also explained that the additional hour is added to the closing time, so a business that normally closes at 1am in accordance with its licence can apply for an extension to close at 2am. Welds also noted that all other licence stipulations remain in effect.

“Liquor sales and the playing of music must cease during the last ten minutes of permitted opening hours for retail, hotel, restaurant, and beer or wine categories of licences,” he said. ‘Furthermore, customers are to vacate the premises before closing."

For more information, licence holders and members of the public may contact the Liquor Licensing Board’s Executive Secretary, Marva Scott, on 244-3168 or


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  1. Kadafe says:

    How absolutely generous of you. Thanks I guess…

  2. Al Co. Holic says:

    Crap, I’m starting now then.

  3. UHUHUH says:

    A little advice to those who Drink and Drive:


    Merry X-Mas and a Happy New Year!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Why is Mitchell Welds still the Chairman of this Board ?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Am? Pm?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Third world, how nice of the board to grant this.

    Nothing like letting the bar owner plan an event properly in advance

  7. Anonymous says:

    I thought you were going to say now I can drink lots more and throw up in her ear!

  8. A Bare Faceted Lawyer says:

    What a Great Idea! Now if I'm on the floor dancing that last slow dance with my lady, instead of whispering sweet nothings in her ear, in anticipation of a night of love, instead, I'll have to be looking at my watch making sure we get to the door before that  2am witching hour. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Make sure you don't miss the last callfor alcohol.  There is nothing worse than sobering up too early and realising that your 9 is in fact a 5 or 6.