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Belize Police Department issues regulations on the sale of alcohol during Christmas holidays

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As the Christmas holidays approach, the Belize Police Department has issued a set of regulations relating to the sale of alcohol during this long festive weekend.
The Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, said on Wednesday, December 21st, that during the mentioned periods, as highlighted below, no liquor should be exposed for sale, sold, consumed, or delivered on such premises during the period when they are required to be closed. ComPol stressed that no persons other than the license holders or the employees should be on the licensed premises. In addition, no liquor should be sold in a restaurant except to a customer buying a full meal and consuming an alcoholic beverage with it.

Regulations for the sale of alcohol on Christmas weekend

Publican’s General
CLOSED at 10PM on Christmas Eve
CLOSED on Christmas Day
CLOSED 10PM to 6AM on Boxing Day

Malt Liquor and Cider License
CLOSED at 11PM on Christmas Eve
CLOSED on Christmas Day
CLOSED from 11PM to 7AM on Boxing Day

Shop or Beer License
CLOSED between 4PM to 7PM and again at 9PM on Christmas Eve
CLOSED on Christmas and Boxing Day

Hotel License
CLOSED midnight to 7AM on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day

Restaurant License
CLOSED midnight to 6AM on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day

Publican’s Special License
CLOSED between midnight and 10AM on Christmas Eve
CLOSED between 1PM to 3PM and again at 11PM on Christmas Day
CLOSED at midnight to 10AM on Boxing Day

Night Club License
CLOSED midnight to 10AM on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
CLOSED 2AM to 10AM on Boxing Day

Special License
CLOSED midnight to 10AM on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
CLOSED midnight to 10AM on Boxing Day

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