(CMR) New Liquor Licensing amendments have been gazetted that impact the sale of alcohol and licensing hours.
The biggest change is that licensed premises covered by package licenses, such as liquor stores, convenience shops, and gas stations, can now sell alcohol on Sundays between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Following a long battle to create a level playing field for Sunday sales, the limited trading hours were determined by the board as a way of addressing the needs of the Cayman Islands tourism sector without commercializing Sunday and upsetting those who do not support Sunday trading on religious grounds.
While some gas stations, and more recently a number of stores, had begun selling liquor on Sundays through a retail license, this had restricted beer sales to whole cases. The new package license allows alcohol sales on Sundays with no restrictions on quantity.