Local businesses get the license to party later on New Year’s Eve.
Friday (21 December) the Liquor Licensing board granted a blanket license extension for Monday 31 December, which means places like bars, night clubs, restaurants and hotels can remain open for patrons to ring in 2019.
The premises of the specified categories, Retail, Restaurant and Hotel licenses will be permitted to remain open until 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, 1 January 2019. All alcohol sales shall cease at 3:50 a.m., ten minutes before closing, and music and dancing will be allowed to carry on until 4:00 am. No customers are allowed to be on premises after permitted hours.
Licensees are reminded that only premises holding a license for Restaurant and Hotel categories are permitted to open or sell alcohol on Christmas Day, Tuesday, 25 December 2018.
Music played in a restaurant or hotel on Christmas Day should not be heard beyond the boundaries, and shall not commence before 9.00am.
All other conditions remain the same and shall apply.
For more information, license holders and members of the public may contact the Department of Commerce and Investment on 945-0943 or email email@example.com.