Ministry relaxes 2am curfew

The Ministry of Public Security yesterday said that consequent upon an “inundation of requests from businesses, Guyanese back home for the holidays, the general public and even senior public officials seeking to fully enjoy the Christmas Season”, it wished to announce that, in conjunction with the Guyana Police Force, it will seek to relax the enforcement of the 2:00am business deadline for bars, night clubs and other places of entertainment.

“It is a time for celebration and knowing the Guyanese spirit the Ministry is persuaded and sees the need for this relaxation. The period during which the deadline will not be in effect is from December 22, 2017 to January 12, 2018.  As of January 13, 2018, the aforementioned stipulated closing time will be back on stream”, a release from the ministry said.

It said 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. It said that party goers are advised to have a designated driver and ensure noise levels at partying spots are not excessive.

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