An identification card must be presented by young people in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who wish to purchase Alcohol.
Nichola Evan, the Director of the National Commission on Crime Prevention during a panel discussion, held last week at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, made the disclosure.
At a recent rally to celebrate the 9th anniversary of the Pan Against Crime Program Chairman of the National Commission On Crime Prevention La Teisha Sandy made a call to banish the sale of alcohol to students in St. Vincent and the Grenadines or having juveniles being involved in the sale or consumption of liquor in any form.
During the Panel Discussion, Ms. Evans said that persons who are caught selling intoxicating liquor to students will be fined, imprisoned and even have their liquor license revoked.
Those words were also echoed by the Chairman of the NCCP who said; “Children ought not to be buying alcohol for adults and should not be selling in any establishment where it is being sold, both are illegal under the law and persons can be charged.”
Ms .Evans said the aim of the NCCP, is to target students, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who are consuming Alcohol and added that it is the responsibility of Businesses to request the identification of students who purchase Alcohol at supermarkets
Alcohol use among the youth in St. Vincent and the Grenadines was one of the areas highlighted during the discussions centered around the Liquor License Act of St .Vincent and the Grenadines.