The Office of the Deputy Governor is reminding the public that on Good Friday, April 15, businesses in which intoxicating liquor is sold, exposed or kept for sale by retail shall be closed, with the exception of hotels and clubs.
According to the Liquor Licences Ordinance Cap. 106, Section 42, persons failing to comply shall be liable on summary conviction to a penalty not exceeding one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) and for a subsequent offense two hundred dollars ($200.00); in accordance with the ordinance.
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.