Restriction on sale of liquor on polling day – 20-05-2011
The restriction will be effective from 1am on Saturday May 21 to 6am the following day, May 22, on Mahe, 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 communiqué from the SLA says that they will be able to resume their normal operation on May 22 from 6 a.m.
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 Presidential election tomorrow, the communiqué calls on licensees and members of the public for their assistance and cooperation.