Beaches to open for limited hours during Christmas holidays


Cabinet Notes: Cabinet has agreed that the opening of the beaches on holidays for a limited 5:00 am to 1:00 pm period will be allowed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.


Further, stores, supermarkets and vendors will be required to close early on Christmas Eve at 8:00 pm, but not so essential services’ enterprises like pharmacies and gasoline service stations; the customary 11:00 pm curfew will apply to them.


Churches will be free to conduct their Christmas Eve and Old Year’s Night services, going past midnight up until1:00 am.

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  1. How did they arrive at the 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM time line.So the times after 1:00 PM. One would have to go off the Beaches.That is a ridiculous decision in my opinion.The sun is hottest at that time of the day.And you cannot go to the beach and or stay on the beach.Children you cannot stay on the beach.It is time for us to go home.Because the Government say so.Gaston Browne lives near a beach.Do the same rules apply to him and those Hotel Tourists.I would think not.

  2. There ‘rules are arbitrary and ridiculous.
    What possible explanation could there be for arriving at this schedule?
    Is this the cabinets idea of being generous to the people over the holidays?
    If they want to earn the respect of the people, hear this:

  3. They are just making decisions as we go along no proper reasoning, and dont tell me about to keep the virus down, town is always full, people are travelling to Antigua still thats where the virus stems from high risk countries travelling to low risk countries. It is ok to allow infected travellers to our shores but it not ok for us to spend longer hours at the beach.

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