The owner of Tropicana Nightclub and President of the Samoa Nightclub Association, Falanaipupu Dan Aiafi is calling on the Liquor Board to extend opening hours for nightclubs during the weekend, predominantly for Friday night, to help alleviate financial strain ahead of the Economic Stimulius Forum to be held on the 27th of March.
Acknowledging the cultural importance of Sunday, he said Saturday closing time should remain the same (currently midnight).
As far as Falanaipupu is aware, no nightclub has closed down as a result of the recession, however business has been slow during the week, the usually packed out venue is now seeing more floor space during the week and the crowds seem to be packing in only on the weekends.
“Perhaps Government workers are on contract more these days and need to perform the next day at work” he speculated.
Hmm, an intelligent reason, given that its a widely accepted fact that Government workers are spending Government money, time and resources at work being hungover from wild nights at Tropicana or their Nightclub of choice.
The fact that he is asking for an opening time extension, a week before the forum seems to be a waste of time, if it is approved (which it hasn’t) he would have an extension of only one friday before the forum the following week.
A bit late. And in no way would an extra 2 hours of Government workers drinking help stimulate an economy, if they banned Government workers from drinking, it might help productivity in the lazy offices of Apia and we might finally get somewhere.