Bars and Shops suspended from selling liquor, supermarkets can sell wholesale or “by the bottle”

Bars and Shops suspended from selling liquor, supermarkets can sell wholesale or “by the bottle”

Bars and Shops across the Federation have been suspended from selling liquor to discourage socializing in groups at hang out spots.

 

This comes as the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis continues to work to protect the general public from the spread of CoVID-19.

 

“The intention of this, of course, was to discourage the type of socializing that persons would have at bar environment or in a shop or even at the side of the road,” said Superintendent of Police, Cromwell Henry on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.

 

He stated that the “retail sale of alcohol is suspended during the period of this emergency” and encouraged the general public to comply with the rules.

 

According to the Emergency Regulations, section 16, “all retail liquor licenses are suspended once a period of emergency is declared in relation to CoVID-19 by a proclamation, published in the Official Gazette.”

 

However, Mr. Henry clarified if whether or not supermarkets can sell liquor by stating, “the new Emergency Regulations……only applies to bars and shops that sell liquor by retail……so supermarkets can continue to sell liquor wholesale or by the bottle.”

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