Several Liquor Licensing Board meetings were
held countrywide this week and the good news coming out of each is the decision
announced by government to drop the word "unrefrigerated" from the recently
passed Intoxicating Liquor Licensing Act amendments.
published in the San Pedro Sun two weeks ago,
it had become unlawful for shop, beer and hotel licenses to sell cold beer, much
to the dismay of many proprietors and consumers. This amendment was passed
specifically to deal with the unlawful consumption of liquor on the premises of
shops (not licensed as such), and to address the problem of public
According to a memo released last week
from the President of the Mayors' Association David Fonseca, he stated: "Kindly
be informed that the new amendment passed by the House of Representatives and
Senate on the Liquor License Act has been signed into law by the Governor
General of Belize on February 26th, 2002. Also, the word, Žunrefrigerated' was taken out of the amendment."
The San Pedro Town Liquor Licensing Board consists of
Chairman Santiago Acosta, and members Nicolas Varela, Manuel Del Valle, Hector
Salazar and Santiago Vasquez. Ex-oficio members are Mayor Alberto Nuñez,
Inspector Linden Flowers and Health Inspector Javier
Any concerns, comments or complaints regarding
local establishments or these amendments may be addressed in writing and mailed
to the Liquor Licensing Chairman at P.O. Box 54, San Pedro Town.