Private parties reduced from 25 to 10 persons only and are to end before 1:00 am on Old Year’s night/New Year’s Day


Cabinet Notes: The Cabinet reiterated its policy, embedded in law, to bring an end to all commercial activity on Christmas eve at 8:00 pm.


Only essential services may continue past that hour. Gasoline stations and pharmacies are the essential services that may go beyond 8:00 pm.


Churches are allowed to continue their worship services past midnight on these two nights but must end in-time to allow worshipers to return home by 1:00 am, on both Christmas eve and Old Year’s Night/New Year’s Day.


Private parties are limited to 10 persons only (no longer 25) and are to end before 1:00 am on Old Year’s night/New Year’s Day.


Hotels may also continue to celebrate the New Year up until 1:00 am on Old Year’s Night/New Year’s eve.


Beaches are open on the holidays for limited hours from 5:00 am to 1:00 pm on the three holidays that are on the calendar, to wit: Christmas Day, Boxing Day (x2), and New Year’s Day. Some consideration is being given to expanding the hours to maybe 3:00 pm.


Boxing Day, the Cabinet decided, will be celebrated on Saturday, December 26, and Monday, December 28, the latter to be confirmed by a Governor General’s proclamation.

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  1. Does the 10 persons applies to all living on Antigua and Barbuda.Or it only applies to the poor and poorest of the lot.Not to those who are living in Crosbies,Blue Waters,Hodges Bay and or Jolly Beach.

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