Licences Act, 2010
Licences (Liquor and Outdoor Entertainment) Regulations, 1998
Statutory Instrument 54 of 1998
- Commenced on 31 August 1998
- [This is the version of this document at 5 July 2017.]
1. CitationThese Regulations may be cited as the Licences (Liquor and Outdoor Entertainment) Regulations, 1998.
2. InterpretationIn these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires—“baka” means any liquor, whether fermented or not, made from pure juice of sugar cane, except by process of distillation;“licence” means—(i)a bottler's licence;(ii)an off-licence;(iii)a public bar licence;(iv)a members' club liquor licence;(v)a baka licence;(vi)a toddy bar licence;(vii)a lapire licence;(viii)a temporary licence; or(ix)an outdoor entertainment licence,granted under these Regulations;“lapire” means any fermented liquor from either the juice, macecretion or decoction of any fruit, vegetable, plant, cereal, pulse or any other food stuff and includes any other beverage subject to fermentation except toddy, baka, beer, imported liquor and any other liquid subject to fermentation, which the Minister responsible for Finance may from time to time by notice in the Gazette declare to be lapire for the purpose of these Regulations;“liquor” means any spirit, wine, ale, porter, cider, perry, hop beer, baka, lapire, toddy or any liquor containing more than two per centum by weight of alcohol or any liquor containing more than one per centum of alcohol, Gay Lussac, or any other liquor which the Minister responsible for Finance may, by notice in the Gazette declare to be a liquor for the purpose of these Regulations;“off-licence” means a licence to sell liquor to be consumed elsewhere than on the premises where the liquor is sold;“temporary licence” means a licence to sell liquor on the occasion, at the place, on the day and during the time specified in the licence;“toddy” means any liquor, fermented or unfermented, made from juice drawn from a coconut tree;“outdoor entertainment licence” means a licence to organise or promote in any open place to which the public is admitted with or without payment of money or other consideration, the following outdoor entertainment activities—(i)fairs,(ii)fun fairs,(iii)fancy fairs,(iv)parish fetes,(v)amusement parks,(vi)musical shows, concerts or performances,(vii)trade fairs consisting of exhibition, advertisement or sale of the products of industries or of other materials;(viii)festivals,(ix)any other outdoor entertainment specified by the Minister by Order published in the Gazette;“premises” means the premises where the licensee is licensed to operate or carry on the activities licensed under Regulation 3, including any premises adjoining or near such premises, if belonging to the licensee or leased to him or under his control or used by his permission.
3. Licence and presumption of sale
4. Form of applicationAn application for a licence shall be in the form provided by the Authority.
5. Fees, documents etc. to accompany application
6. RestrictionsThe Authority shall not grant a licence—
7. Bodies to be consultedBefore granting a licence other than a temporary liquor or off-licence, the Authority shall consult—
8. Publication of notice
9. Scope of licence
10. Period of licence
11. Transfer to other premises
12. Display of licenceThe holder of the licence shall display the licence at a conspicuous place on the premises specified in the licence.
13. Change of ownership
14. Conditions of licence
15. Expulsion of certain persons
16. Suspension, revocation and refusal of licence
17. Powers of entry and search
18. SurchargeA person who was the holder of a licence other than a temporary licence and who applies after the expiration of the licence, for the same type of licence shall, unless the Authority is satisfied that he had, after the expiration of his licence ceased to carry on the sale of liquor, be liable, in addition to the licence fee and any other penalty under the Act, to a surcharge equal to 10 per centum of the licence fee for each month or part of a month constituting the period between the date of the expiration of the licence and the date of the application.
19. Closing down of premises
20. ObstructionNo person shall prevent, hinder or obstruct a police officer or a person authorised by the Authority in the performance of such officer's or person's functions under these Regulations.
21. Repeal of Cap 113 Sub. Leg p. 56The Licences (Liquor and Outdoor Entertainment) Regulations are hereby repealed.
History of this document
31 August 1998