Liquor board schedules annual meeting

Renewal of licenses for liquor, music and dancing are on the agenda of the Liquor Licensing Board’s annual meeting at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 in the Government Administration Building.

Premises that do not have a renewed license must cease the sale of alcohol as of Oct. 1. New applications and deferred new applications will be heard, followed by variations, ratification of the chairman’s decision, and renewals of liquor, music and dancing licenses.

All renewals are subject to compliance with the relevant laws, and licenses for 2015-2016 will not be issued until premises have fully complied in every respect, according to a press release.

Anyone who wishes to object to the renewal of a license has until 48 hours prior to the annual session to do so in writing and can attend the meeting to voice concerns. The deadline for written objections against new applications is seven days prior to the annual session. Objectors are required by law to attend in person, or by representation.

The Liquor Licensing Law provides that whoever disposes, exposes for sale or offers for sale any intoxicating liquor is guilty of an offense unless he/she holds an appropriate license.

The full agenda can be viewed at or on A copy can be obtained from the Department of Commerce and Investment on the ground floor of the Government Administration Building.