In response to requests from promoters and the Guyanese public, the Government announced on Thursday that the current 2:00am “curfew” on night spots and other places of entertainment will be relaxed for the Christmas Season.
The statement from the Ministry of Public Security said the relaxation follows 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.
“The Ministry of Public Security wishes 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, nightclubs and other places of entertainment,” the statement said.
The Minister noted that in keeping with the Guyanese spirit around this time of the year, it 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.
“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.
Partygoers are advised to get a designated driver and ensure noise levels at partying spots are not excessive. “Everything in moderation is what is called for,” it added