Thursday, October 17, 2019

Know Your Laws: No Liquor Sales on Polling Day

“Know Your Laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force.

    ELECTION OFFENCES

INTOXICATING LIQUOR NOT TO BE SOLD SUPPLIED OR GIVEN ON POLLING DAY

(ELECTIONS ACT 2008)

  1. (1) No intoxicating liquor shall be sold, offered for sale, supplied or given away, at any premises situate in any electoral district in which an election is being held, to which a licence issued under the Liquor Licence Act, or under the Registration of Proprietary Clubs Act or under any other enactment applies, at any time between the opening and the closing of the poll on polling day.

(2)    Any person who contravenes subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $500 or to imprisonment for 6 months.

(3)    This section does not apply to any port or airport wherein liquor is sold under concession to persons therein who are about to leave Saint Lucia.

We, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force would like to encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power”.

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