Brothers charged for keeping bar open past closing hours

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on LinkedIn1

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: It may be bad news for those accustomed to carousing, but under the law bars in Belize do have closing hours, usually midnight.brothers bar

However, two brothers from Ladyville, Belize District, 38 year old Jose and 34 year old Oscar Mejia, naturalized Belizeans originally from Honduras, are accused of keeping their licensed premises open past closing time.

They pleaded not guilty before Senior Magistrate Sharon Frazer and were released on $600 bail each.  According to police, The Cocktail Bar on Woodpecker Street in Ladyville, owned by Jose, was found to be open between midnight and 2:45 this Wednesday morning, today, when it should have been closed at midnight.

In court Jose Mejia claimed not to have been at the bar at the time, only arriving after police went there. Oscar Mejia was there, but he said the building’s front door was locked and only the back door was open.

When police came to the bar they were doing sales checks. There was no word on if there were any customers present. The two return to court on September 6.

© 2015, This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Today's News Sponsored By:


Get the latest from Breaking Belize News anywhere, anytime

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *