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Restriction on sale of liquor on polling day


The Commissioner of Police, in consultation with the Electoral Commissioner and the chief executive officer of the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA), has imposed a restriction on the sale of liquor during the election weekend.

The restriction will be effective from 11pm on Friday September 9 (tomorrow) to 8.30am on Sunday September 11, 2016 on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.

This measure applies to shopkeepers, operators of public bars including toddy, lapire and baka bars, dance halls, discotheques and members’ clubs.

Noting that these places must not sell and/or deliver liquor to members of the public during the restriction period, a joint communiqué from the SLA and the Police says that they will be able to resume their normal operation on September 11 as from 8.30am.

The communiqué however adds that the restriction does not apply to restaurants and bona fide lodgers in hotels and guesthouses but does apply to any member of the public who wishes to consume alcohol in a public bar in a hotel.

Noting that the measure is to assist in the orderly conduct of the parliamentary election tomorrow and Saturday, the communiqué calls on licensees and members of the public for their assistance and cooperation.


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