Dear Mayors/Chairpersons:

Sen. Hon. Carla Barnett, Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour. Local Government and Rural Development, is informing Councils and District Liquor Licensing Boards that the granting of "Extensions" for liquor license establishments are suspended with immediate effect until further notice.

The suspension is aimed at preventing mass gathering and to minimize the spread of COVID-19 if it reaches our country.

The Ministry of Local Government encourages all license holders to practice proper hygiene and to abide by this directive.