Liquor licence holders who are planning events, and who therefore want to extend the operating hours of licensed premises, are reminded to submit their requests in writing to the Liquor Licensing Board no fewer than seven business days prior to the event date.

Letters can be submitted to the board via email, to; or via the Business Licensing Counter, located on the first floor of the Government Administration Building, between 9am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Board Chairman Campbell Law said the reminder will help licence holders to receive timely decisions, which will help them with their event planning.

'When requests are submitted too close to the desired event dates, there isn't sufficient time to notify all related parties and Government departments, and this causes delays in making and communicating decisions to applicants', he explained.

The Department of Commerce and Investment (DCI) provides administrative and compliance support for the Liquor Licensing Board. As such, DCI trade officers will visit premises with extended-hour grants, to ensure compliance with grant conditions.

For more information, contact the Liquor Licensing Board's Executive Secretary Marva Scott on 244-3168. Persons also may submit written correspondence to the Chairman, Liquor Licensing Board, Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment, Government Administration Building, Box 126, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000.

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