The Liquor Licensing Board has approved a blanket extension for bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels for New Year’s Eve.

Licensed premises will be permitted to remain open until 4 a.m. on Jan. 1, but all alcohol sales must cease at 3:50 a.m., 10 minutes before closing time. Music and dancing will be allowed to carry on until 4 a.m.

For more information, license holders and members of the public can contact the Department of Commerce and Investment on 945-0943 or email [email protected]

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  1. Very good for residents and tourists alike spending their money at local businesses.

    But can I please ask the board to take steps soon to exempt New Years Eve from the Sunday licensing laws in the future.

    As we know:

    If New Years Eve falls on a Saturday then all liquor sales and dancing must stop at the stroke of midnight.
    If New Years Eve falls on a Sunday then there can be no dancing until AFTER midnight.

    31 December 2022 falls on a Saturday, so they have 4 years to debate and resolve this archaic law.

    I mean no disrespect to anyone who feels that THEY should not dance on Sundays, even if it is New Years Eve. But please don’t force your beliefs on the majority who hold different views. Do you really want to tell those thousands of tourists to take their tourist dollars elsewhere?