Liquor Licensing Board meeting postponed

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 12, No. 3            January 24, 2002

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The public is notified by the San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board that their First Quarterly Meeting scheduled for January 24th, 2002 is being rescheduled for a date to be announced.

    All applicants are notified of the following rules and regulations: 1) All applications must be made in triplicate; one each for the health inspector, police department and the licensing board. The licensing board application must be accompanied by a copy of the local newspaper clipping of the notice stating the establishment's intentions of applying for a liquor license. 2) All establishments must be inspected by the health and police departments before any application is dealt with at the meeting. 3) Every applicant must attend the meeting in person and only applications received with the newspaper clipping will be considered. 4) All establishments applying for a liquor license must display the required signs, including the prohibition of alcohol to be sold to persons under the age of 18 years old and exit signs. 5) All persons applying for a liquor license must take into consideration the sound-proofing of the establishment, especially those located in or nearby residential areas. 6) The general public is advised that the consumption of alcoholic beverages on streets, drains, curbs and sidewalks, on occasions other than public or community functions, shall be considered an offense.

    The newly appointed San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board consists of Chairman Santiago Acosta, Mayor Alberto Nuñez, Inspector Linden Flowers and Health Inspector Javier Alpuche as Ex-oficio members. Other members are: Nicolas Varela, Manuel del Valle, Hector Salazar and Santiago Vasquez.

    The San Pedro Liquor Licensing Board cautions the general public "If you drink, don't drive and if you drive, don't drink!"
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