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New anti-underage drinking law takes effect in Bermuda today

Published:Wednesday | October 1, 2014 | 8:22 AM

A new liquor law aimed at cracking down on underage drinking is to take effect in Bermuda today.



The new policy makes it mandatory for bars, clubs and other licensed premises to ask for proof of age from any customer they suspect is under the age of 18.



Premier Michael Dunkley, who is also the National Security Minister, said the overarching aim of the Liquor Licence Amendment Act 2014 is to add to the safeguards required to prevent underage drinking.



He said underage drinking and its associated problems have profound negative consequences for minors, their families, their communities, and the society as a whole.



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