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Liquor stores and gas stations will be able to apply for Sunday opening hours when the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman meets Thursday.
Last Friday marked the end of one of the more, let’s say, “interesting” chapters in Grand Cayman’s regulatory history, as the Liquor Licensing Board gave the official green light to 12 businesses seeking to sell alcohol on Sundays.
Organizers of the KAABOO music festival gave some indication of the likely scale of the event Monday, when they sought a liquor license covering 47 different bars to be spread across the 30-acre site.
The Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman faced significant pressure over a decision to allow petrol stations to sell alcohol on Sundays, according to documents obtained by the Cayman Compass.
In my opinion, this gas station should never have been allowed to sell liquor in the first instance on any day of the week, due to its proximity to schools.
Woody DaCosta has been removed as acting chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman. Mr. DaCosta, who will no longer serve on the board in any capacity, was asked to step down Wednesday afternoon by Commerce Minister Joey Hew.
During its controversial March meeting, the Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman granted an application from a gas station to sell alcohol on Sundays and, further, agreed that all gas stations that applied could obtain similar permission, according to an original set of minutes obtained by the Cayman Compass.
Businesses will be limited to only one type of liquor license per premises under a new policy, restricting the options for gas stations and liquor or convenience stores seeking to sell alcohol on Sundays. The Liquor Board has given businesses with multiple licenses until September to pick which license they want to keep.
The Liquor Licensing Board of Grand Cayman has claimed a previously announced decision to grant a license to a gas station to sell alcohol on Sundays was sent out in error.