With several events being hosted all across Guyana to celebrate the country’s 50th Independence anniversary, the Government of Guyana has made a decision to allow entertainment events to go on until 4am.
The relaxing of the curfew will remain in place until the 1st of June, 2016.
News Source understands that when cabinet met on Tuesday, it made a decision to allow the curfew to be relaxed for the jubilee season. Usually, entertainment events in clubs and public spaces would have to come to an end by 2am.
Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan took the issue to cabinet after receiving several letters from promoters and event coordinators seeking an extension in the time for their events.
He told News Source today that he will be issuing a statement later today on the issue.
News Source understands that more police officers are expected to be posted at many of the events to ensure compliance with the laws of the country.
Drunk drivers will be targeted and so persons are being encouraged to leave their cars at home or have a designated driver as they head to the various events.
The Tourism Ministry has been pushing for the extension also as the country prepares to welcome thousands of visitors over the next three weeks who intend to spend a great deal of time celebrating the country’s independence.
The Jubilee events are expected to give a boost to the economy through the entertainment and hospitality sector. Most hotels across the country have been fully booked out and airlines have been adding additional flights.
Several international artistes are also heading to Guyana to joint local acts on stage at the Jubilee signature and mega concerts.