The Public Security Ministry has announced a temporary relaxation of enforcement of the 2:00 am business deadline for bars, night clubs and other places of entertainment.
The ministry in a release said the move follows 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 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 21st, 2018 to January 7th, 2019.
As of January 8th, 2019, the aforementioned stipulated closing time will be back on stream,” the ministry said.
“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. Party goers 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,” the ministry added.
The ministry in the statement also wished the citizens of Guyana Happy Holidays and urged that everyone be particularly safety-conscious during this busy season, especially on the roadways.