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    alcohol sales on Friday Sept 27..Aruba election day!

    Does anyone know the "law" re: alcohol and alcoholic beverage sales for ELECTION DAY.
    It is my understanding that resort restaurants and bars will be doing their "regular thing"

    I had a forum member message me to ask if the sale of alcohol was banned on Sept 27.
    Anyone?

    I have asked my contacts and yet to receive a reply.

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    www.aruba.com/forum/f7/election-closings-41174/

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    I'm here in Aruba right now and we've been here before during the elections in 2005.

    You cannot buy liquor in the grocery stores and some of the bars will be closed. However, all of the hotel bars/restaurants as well as the touristy restaurants will be able to serve alcohol but only to tourists, not locals, on Sept. 25th (election day.)
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
    But - just a "mention" - just because the booze is not sold doesn't mean that people will have "stocked up" before it.

    If I were vacationing on that day - i'd make it a beach day.

    Been here for elections last time and now this time - This election is very important than last time so emotions might be a little high.
    Quote Originally Posted by ~Amy~ View Post
    Because people from opposing parties will be at the same bars, drinking....conflicting views with alcohol is not a good mix and fights ensue. I've asked a couple of locals here and all have told me the same thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Robbert View Post
    Officially an employer has to give his employees half a day off to go vote. Some close the stores full day, some close in the afternoon. To be on the save side buy groceries thursday or friday morning at the big supermarkets. Island touring on this day will be difficult as everywhere there will be people sheering for their party and traffic will be jammed. The hotel strip will not be affected by this i guess, also if you go north to arashi and behind the lighthouse it will be quiet.

    I dont expect really big problems, but as said before discussing about politics and drinking at the same time does not really get you anywhere. Imagine Barack Obama and John Mccain discussing drunk at a townhall meeting.....
    Quote Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
    Remember - this is before the elections and there have been tensions - but only the locals see it. Not reported in the "english" papers here.

    There will be a lot of drunk drivers out there and add the fact that they may be upset because of the elections - and it equals a "beach day" for everyone else (tourists) and an "in house" day for most of us locals.
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 09-22-2013 at 12:32 AM.

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    Thx

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    An update from Salt & Pepper regarding tonight and Election Day tomorrow 9/27:

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:

    Tonight starting 6PM we are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages of any kind to anyone, no exceptions. I'm afraid there is nothing we can do about it, it's the law.

    Also, tomorrow on Election Day salt and pepper will be closed, along with all other aruba wine and dine members. ...

    Saturday the 28th everything will be back to normal.

    Thank you for understanding,

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    I spoke to police officer today about this. There will be NO alcohol sales from 6PM Thursday to 6AM Saturday to any LOCAL person on the island. Sales are permitted in restaurants and bars in the RESORTS to NON-LOCALS only. If a restaurant or bar does not have a direct association with a resort, NO alcohol can be sold to anyone during this time frame. . . . Also, if a CASINO has no direct connection to a resort, they can not sell either. . . . Sorry kids, stock up before 6PM Thursday. . . .

    Tom and Stanley (the Aruba Guys)

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    Here's the info from the Morning News...

    http://themorningnewsaruba.com/local/liquor-sales-on-aruba-to-cease-tonight-until-after-elections/


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    Last edited by WaltVB; 09-26-2013 at 08:00 PM.

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