Restriction on alcohol and noise for Easter Week
The Ministry of Interior and Police announced the prohibition of the sale of alcohol near and on beaches, rivers and public places from noon on Easter Friday, 14 April 2017 to noon on Easter Saturday at 12 noon. The ban is imposed as part of a religious tradition and primarily to prevent accidents.
Also banned over the Friday-Saturday period is the placement of inflatable pools near places where alcoholic beverages are sold. Likewise loud music blaring out of vehicles or public places is prohibited.
Interior and Police Minister Carlos Amarante said that Easter Week is a religious time and Good Friday is a day for reflection and fellowship with family in churches, the countryside and towns. He said that Easter Week was not a time for excesses.
He said Easter Week preventive brigade will pay particular attention to prohibiting minors from entering shops where alcohol is sold. In addition, units of the Control of Alcoholic Beverages (COBA) will be on the lookout for drunken drivers on our nation’s highways. Any motorist who is intoxicated will have their vehicle impounded until the authorities determine that the driver of the vehicle is sober.
Amarante said that on Easter Friday and Easter Saturday there are to be no inflatable pools near businesses that sell alcohol and that loud music is not permitted in vehicles or in public establishments.
The Ministry of Tourism also announced that as of Easter Thursday, 13 April, the use of jet skis, wave runners, motorboats, horses and motorcycles on beaches and bathing spots around the country is prohibited. He said that only maritime transport at Laguna Gri-Gri, Saona Island, Catalina Island and Cayo Levantado is authorized to boats that usually cover these routes.
The Specialized Corps for Touristic Security (Cestur), the National Police, the Ministry of Defense, Civil Defense, and Committee for Emergency Operations (COE) are responsible for enforcing the bans.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Apr 11, 2017
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