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Booze board boss quits before first year is out

| 13/10/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): The chairman of the Liquor Licensing Board, who was appointed in January, has quit before completing even the first year of his four-year tenure. A release from the Department of Commerce and Investment said that Campbell Law had resigned as chair to avoid a conflict of interest. In his notice to the board the corporate lawyer, who works with Higgs & Johnson, said he resigned in order to focus on a new business venture, which was not specified, and that he did not want a “subsequent perception of a conflict of interest to hamper the board’s work”.

As a result, the current vice chair, radio talk-show host Woody DaCosta, will be the interim board leader until Cabinet announces a new permanent chairman.

DCI Director Ryan Rajkumarsingh offered his thanks to the outgoing chair.

“Campbell’s guidance was especially beneficial during the transitional period following the commencement of the Liquor Licensing Law amendments, which addressed, among other things, the removal of the previous moratorium in order for the board to grant new liquor licences,” he said, adding that the change would not affect the board’s daily operations.

“Liquor licensing applications will continue to be processed, and the board will carry on its work of supporting the responsible sale of alcohol in the community,” Rajkumarsingh added.

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