April 5, 2004 – The Police Department has issued its annual reminder that on Good Friday — which is this Friday — by law, "distilled liquor and drinks prepared" shall not be served in public establishments between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
According to a release, the law covers not only "hard liquor" but fermented drinks including beer, ale and wine.
Any bar or restaurant found to be in violation of the Good Friday restriction can be fined up to $200 or jailed for up to one year, or both, the release stated.
"While some people may not honor the law, it is up to the business owner to comply," Police Commissioner Elton Lewis said.
The release also contained a reminder that no one under the age of 18 is allowed into any bar, nightclub or dance hall after 9 p.m. where liquor is served except when accompanied by an adult legally responsible for the minor, when attending a school function at which no alcoholic beverages are served, or when in need of emergency assistance in a life-threatening situation.
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