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Greenidge: No alcohol before age 18

Gercine Carter

Greenidge: No alcohol before age 18
Senator Rudolph Greenidge (FILE)

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Deputy President of the Senate, Rudolph Greenidge, supports the idea of raising the legal age for the consumption, purchase or employment in the serving of the alcohol to 18.

He called for the law to be enforced in this respect while suggesting 18 should be the legal age for being allowed to do “most things”.

He also welcomed the idea of placing the responsibility for issuing liquor licenses in the hands a special authority to be set up, taking it away from the courts.

Greenidge said police should be concerned with policing and the magistrates courts should be concerned with dispensing justice.

The former MP for St Philip North was speaking during debate on the Liquor License Bill 2021 in the Senate on Wednesday. (GC)