Office of the Deputy Governor
Release Date:
Monday, 29 March 2021 - 11:35am

The Office of the Deputy Governor is reminding the public that according to Section 42(1) of the Liquor Licence Ordinance, Cap 106, all premises, not including hotels and clubs, on which intoxicating liquors are sold, exposed, or kept for sale by retail shall not be opened on Good Friday, April 2.

Section 42 (2) states, “Any person who fails to comply shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) and for any subsequent offense two hundred dollars ($200.00).”

Additionally, Section 52 states that any licenced person on whose licence two convictions for offences committed are recorded and convicted, the Licencing Magistrate may have the licence of such person forfeited and disqualified for a term not exceeding five (5) years from the date of the third conviction.  The premises in respect of which the licence was granted will be disqualified from receiving any licence for a term not exceeding two (2) years from the date of the third conviction.

The public is asked to be guided accordingly.


Berta McKelly Adams

Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2740
Email:   bmckelly@gov.vg