Tag: Liquor Licensing Board

Booze and music laws face major overhaul

Booze and music laws face major overhaul

| 09/07/2018 | 66 Comments
(CNS): Commerce Minister Joey Hew has signalled his intention to overhaul the laws that govern both the sale of alcohol and the prohibition of live music at licensed premises on Sundays. Hew brought minor amendments to the legislation to the Legislative Assembly last month, paving the way for alcoho [...]

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Booze board levels field for Sunday sales

Booze board levels field for Sunday sales

| 25/04/2018 | 121 Comments
(CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board has settled what became almost a year-long debate about whether or not gas stations can sell alcohol on Sundays in the wake of an error by the previous chair. The board has now paved the way for all gas stations, as well as liquor stores, to apply for a retail [&hel [...]

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Premier calls out ex booze board chair

Premier calls out ex booze board chair

| 21/03/2018 | 90 Comments
(CNS): Premier Alden McLaughlin has described the behaviour of Woody DaCosta, the former acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board, as “terrible” and accused him of fabricating minutes and manufacturing a meeting that did not occur. During a debate in the Legislative Assembly on a gover [...]

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CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

CITA calls for change to booze and music laws

| 22/02/2018 | 107 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands Tourism Association is asking government to change the laws relating to liquor licensing and music and dancing following the negative impact on the sector this New Year. The private sector body said it has had a series of meetings with Commerce Minister Joey Hew, other gov [...]

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Booze extension too late for NYE party

Booze extension too late for NYE party

| 20/12/2017 | 206 Comments
(CNS): Bars and clubs will be bringing in 2018 with more of a whimper than a bang on 31 December as, once again, legislation that prevents loud or live music and dancing on Sundays at liquor licenced premises will hamper the New Year’s Eve celebrations. Government officials announced that the [...]

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Board urges change to booze law

Board urges change to booze law

| 04/12/2017 | 108 Comments
(CNS): The Liquor Licensing Board is urging the government to amend the law relating to the sale of alcohol as soon as possible to sort out what has become a confusing and inequitable situation surrounding Sunday booze sales at liquor stores and gas stations. At a board meeting on Friday, after Robe [...]

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LLB doctored minutes in ‘Peanuts’ fiasco

LLB doctored minutes in ‘Peanuts’ fiasco

| 28/09/2017 | 116 Comments
(CNS): The former Liquor Licensing Board (LLB), chaired by Woody DaCosta, doctored the minutes of a March board meeting, made up policy and took decisions outside its remit, but government officials nevertheless concluded the members at the time acted in good faith regarding a disputed booze licence [...]

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Booze board’s gas station decision faces audit

Booze board’s gas station decision faces audit

| 09/08/2017 | 99 Comments
(CNS): A decision by the Liquor Licensing Board to grant Gary Rutty, the owner of the Peanuts convenience store and Rubis gas station in Red Bay, a licence to sell liquor seven days per week is to be reviewed by the government’s Internal Audit Unit. Commerce Minister Joey Hew, who now has responsi [...]

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Booze board extends opening hours for all

Booze board extends opening hours for all

| 21/12/2016 | 43 Comments
(CNS): The acting chair of the Liquor Licensing Board said holders of liquor licences can now open longer if they choose. Woody DaCosta said that during its quarterly meeting earlier this month the board agreed to a blanket extension on licenses to allow clubs, bars and restaurants to stay open late [...]

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Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

Booze board gives greenlight for NYE late opening

| 08/12/2016 | 17 Comments
(CNS): All liquor licence holders in good standing have been given a blanket extension beyond regular closing times for New Year’s Eve, board officials have confirmed. As the year-end celebration falls on a Saturday night this year, the current music and dance legislation would mean that the p [...]

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Booze hours extended for bars and nightclubs

Booze hours extended for bars and nightclubs

| 07/06/2016 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Owners of bars and nightclubs will be able to open for an hour longer week nights following a decision by the Liquor Licensing Board to allow licence holders a blanket extension. From 1 July, retail bar licence holders can remain open until 2:00am, Mondays to Fridays, and until 12:00am on Sat [...]

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