Extra hour for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve revelers will have an extra hour to party this year, after the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman announced Friday that licensed premises can stay open an hour longer this year.

Chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board, Mitchell Welds, said that the extension applies to all seven categories of licence holders, adding that different category premises have different closing times.

‘Whatever is a premise’s closing time according to their licence, they are allowed to remain open for one hour beyond that,’ he said.

Mr. Welds emphasised that for nightclubs, the extension only applies to liquor sales. Music and dancing must end at the normal time of 3am.

Licence holders will still have to ensure that alcohol service and the playing of music ceases 10 minutes before closing time, and that all patrons have vacated the premises by closing time.

For further information, licences holders and members of the public can contact Marva Scott at the Liquor Licensing office on 946-5446 ext. 5.