Bill To Create Liquor Licence for Tourism Events

May 26, 2016

A Bill seeking to amend the Liquor Licence Act to create a new type of liquor licence for tourism events and to increase the fees for other types of licences was tabled in the House of Assembly.

The Liquor License Amendment Act 2016 says it seeks to “create a new type of liquor licence in circumstances where the promotion of tourism events approved by the Bermuda Tourism Authority.”

A “tourism event” is an event approved in writing by the Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Authority, and the applicant would have to pay a fee of $150 for a one-day event, $300 for a two-day, and $450 for a three-day.

The Liquor License Amendment Act 2016, as tabled, follows below [PDF here]

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  1. San George says:

    How about a license for weed when its related to tourism? Sure to increase tourism. No vice barred.

    • aceboy says:

      Weed is bad. But apparently alcohol is great.

      There is no logic.

  2. Wayne Nicholas says:

    Yup…thanks Bob,…drive the tourists even further away because the prices for drinks has just gone up!

    But then again, that won’t affect the “elite group’ functions that receive HUGE sponsorship like the Rugby Classic!!

  3. Stephen Thomson says:

    Its a very good idea and long long overdue.
    Events like Harbour Nights should have long ago been permitted to offer beer and wine to our tourists and locals. We are so behind the times.
    The Americas Cup event on Front Street proved that alcohol can be served to the public without incident.
    More needs to be done in this vein. Beaches, outdoor events etc.
    Well done for tabling a sensible bill that makes us a more vibrant and progressive community.

  4. mumbojumbo says:

    Marijuana….unadulterated pure marijuana is what we need and desire!
    But ….like the airport ….you don’t listen!