Nightclub security is stepped up

New conditions – designed to step up security at nightclubs – have been set by the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman.

Board members came up with a list of conditions it wants nightclubs to comply with following a closed-door session Thursday.

These include: Proper lighting inside and out; all patrons must leave the premises, including parking lots, at closing time; better management of music volume by DJs; installation of CCTV cameras inside and out; patrons to be thoroughly checked by security when entering the club; all security guards must be clearly identified; and only a valid drivers licence or passport can be accepted as ID.

The new conditions have come about as a result of a recent spate of violence, reports of underage drinking and noise and disturbances at night spots around Grand Cayman, confirmed Secretary of the Board Ms Marva Scott.

No timeline has been set for when nightclubs must comply.

Another outcome of the closed deliberations was that the National Drug Council will meet with the nightclubs in order to facilitate the training of staff on issues relating to alcohol consumption.

‘We want to try to see what we can do to work with the Liquor Licensing Board and the licensees to reduce reports of drug and alcohol-related activities at these premises,’ said Executive Director of the NDC Ms Joan Westdacres.

She said the NDC is hearing about underage drinking and public disorder incidents taking place because of high levels of intoxication.

During the closed session members of the bard also discussed the recent video on YouTube in which several people are shown mimicking sexual acts during a George Town street dance.

The video is now under review by the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service.

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