The Cayman Islands Liquor Licensing Board released their decisions on Friday, 10 December, following their quarterly meeting on 9 December.
Four applications for new retail liquor licenses have been deferred to Thursday, 16 December, and one of the new applications was withdrawn.
The remaining two requests for new liquor licenses and music and dancing licenses were granted for William B. Baldwin, owner of M/V Paradise Explorer and M/V Stingray Explorer, two tour boats.
The board also granted the all seven variation requests, including that of the change of licensee from Devon Gow of Coconut Place to Robert Hamaty of Tortuga Rum Company.
“I’m happy that it’s been granted,” Mr. Hamaty said. “I can’t think of a reason why it wouldn’t be granted.”
The decisions also included permission by the board for Enigma Cocktail Lounge and Karaoke Bar in George Town to operate on Friday nights until 2am, instead of 1am, on Saturday.
The board will reconvene on 16 December to hear the remaining applications for new licenses. The location has yet to be determined.