2am curfew relaxed for holiday season

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The Ministry of Security has taken a decision to relax the 2 am the curfew from December 22, 2017, to January 12, 2018, for bars, nightclubs and other places of entertainment.

According to the Ministry, the decision was sparked by requests made by businesses “Guyanese back home for the holidays, the general public and even senior public officials seeking to fully enjoy the Christmas Season.”

It was noted that as of January 13, 2018, the aforementioned stipulated closing time will be back on stream.

It must be pointed out, however, that all other laws especially those prohibiting drinking and driving, and noise nuisance will be thoroughly enforced through more vehicular patrols and policemen outside partying spots, the Ministry said. It further advises party-goers to get a designated driver and ensure noise levels at partying spots are not excessive.

“Everything in moderation is what is called for,” the statement said.

During its 128th annual awards ceremony President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Deodat Indar called for the curfew to be relaxed, noting that there is no data to support that its implementation has reduced crime.

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