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Nov 20, 2019

Police Crackdown on Establishments Licensed to Sell Liquor

The Commissioner of Police says that the police will be cracking down on establishments that sell liquor, particularly the nightclubs.  According to Chester Williams, the crackdown is to ensure that that these businesses are in compliance with the law when it comes to their liquor license. On Tuesday, the police officers made a check at a popular nightclub in Ladyville but they have their license displayed. As a result, the proprietor of the business was detained and his stock of liquor was taken into police custody. Williams says that they later found out that the problem was because the liquor licensing board’s printer wasn’t working.  The ComPol made it clear that that reason is concerning.


Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Over the holiday, I think it was Tuesday night, we had launched an operation at a nightclub in Ladyville, I think it is Eruption Nightclub. Upon the police’s inspection, there was no license displayed as is required by law and so the proprietors were asked to produce the license and they couldn’t produce one. As a result of that, the proprietors were taken into custody and all the liquor that was on the premises was removed as we had intended to charge them for operating a liquor establishment without a license. However, yesterday, a receipt emerge and a letter from the liquor licensing board indicating that they had paid for the license since January of this year and that there was some issue with a printer and the license couldn’t be printed, which according to the liquor licensing board, the people couldn’t produce a license. Now, I have a serious problem with that because the law is clear because these liquor establishments must have the license displayed in a conspicuous position where it can be seen and from January to now to not have a license printed, I just cannot understand that. Based on that, the receipt produced and the letter, we have since released the proprietors and return the alcohol to them.”

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