PSC wants Ramjattan to revoke 2AM curfew

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Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan.
Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Private Sector Commission (PSC) says it has observed and received reports from its members that the enforcement of the 2:00 am closure for bars and night clubs is having a significant negative impact on businesses within the entertainment industry.

A statement from the PSC on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 noted that many of the businesses are faced with the threat of closure and downsizing as a result of this decision.

“It is also our concern that this could have a long term negative impact on our developing Tourism Industry. There has been no definitive study on the social impact of the later closure on crime and accidents and this tends to be notional,” the PSC noted.808-nightclub

As such, the PSC is calling on Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, to “rethink this strategy and its implications on business. We are strongly recommending that consideration be given for bars and night clubs to be open until 4:00 am on Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays for those night clubs located in commercial districts and zones and those which comply with building codes that limit noise nuisance.”

The PSC further noted, “In addition, with the upcoming Christmas holidays, we are recommending the extension and relaxation of the 2:00 am edict to facilitate our visitors for Christmas and into the New Year. This is especially so, as we seek to mark the 50th Anniversary of our Independence in 2016.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. For those of you who are against the PSC call for Mr. JHAAT to revoke the 2:00 AM curfew did you take the time to read this article??? If you have not done so then I suggest you do for clarification purposes. This would only be applicable to night clubs in commercial districts/zones and those clubs that comply with building codes that limit noise nuisance.

    Mr. JHAAT is too busy filling his pockets with that 50% pay increase while the crime rate escalates.

  2. I can’t believe the PSC is advocating the reversal of this edict to improve the business atmosphere, do they take into consideration the entire nation welfare or there own self interest then again they have to be a bunch of drunks hence a proposal like this because as per them alcohol solve all problem

  3. Remember the man has a cock-eye and he sees side ways.He will call the Crime wave damages as Co latteral Damages..The are not for the people because the people did not elect them ,so they don’t care a damn.

  4. The Minister of National Security cannot see good , so you have to excuse him, he should be fired from the job , the crime rate is climbing daily and he is not seeing that either, what a disgrace to the new administration, he makes Rohee look like god when compare the 2.

  5. What selfserving rubbish.Join the 21st century , some Guyanaese businessmen , just see money, they do not care about fellow citizens, just want to remain as establishments, that want loud music and drunken behaviour until cock crow.90+% of countries have last call by 100 am latest, for good reasons, and their clubs owners and theiir citizens are very happy .Why should we go back to the 10%, it would be backward step.

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