Public order measures in connection with elections

Dit item is gearchiveerd op 23-07-2021.

ORANJESTAD - In connection with the elections of the members of the State of Aruba on Friday, June 25, the government has taken several measures in the interest of public order, peace, and safety on that day.

According to National Decree No. 1, DWJZ/1389/21 of June 18, it is prohibited from Thursday, June 24, from 6:00 p.m. until Saturday, June 26, 2021, to 6:00 a.m., to sell, deliver or dispense strong and weak alcoholic beverages in licensed premises, and it is also ordered that certain premises be closed, except for certain situations;

  1. Stores in which, in addition to goods, strong or weak alcoholic beverages are sold (e.g. supermarkets) may remain open, but may not sell, deliver or dispense weak alcoholic beverages.
  2. Hotels and lodges may remain open and sell or dispense weak alcoholic beverages only to their guests, non-residents.
  3. Restaurants may also remain open, but strong and light alcoholic beverages may not be sold therein, except for the restaurants of the Reina International Reina Beatrix, where only departing and transit passengers may be served.
  4. The sale and delivery of weak alcoholic beverages is also forbidden in the so-called refresquerias and snack bars.

By the Ministerial Decree of 18 June 2021, No. DWJZ No.1390/21 of the Minister of Justice, Security, and Integration, it has been decided that on Thursday 24 June 2021 from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Saturday 26 June 2021, it is prohibited for anyone to sell, deliver and/or provide any kind of alcoholic beverage from stores, warehouses, premises or other establishments for which no license or permission, per the Licensing Ordinance for the sale of weak alcoholic beverages is required.

In addition, per the Ministerial Decision of June 18, 2021, No. DWJZ No.1390-A/21 of the Minister of Justice, Security, and Integration, it is also prohibited on election day, June 25, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. to use sound amplification systems within a distance of fifty meters from a polling station. It is not permitted to make announcements related to the elections and/or to play music or have music played.
The police will strictly monitor compliance with the aforementioned measures.

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