The government of Jamaica has given the greenlight to the executive management team of the famous Devon House to allow all shops on the property to reopen.
However, seemingly, the shops were never closed, as the management of the property, late last night issued a statement to all shop owners that they will not be closed, thus voiding the announcement made by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie, on Sunday morning (July 5).
Nonetheless, moments ago, the minister made the reopening announcement and also said he had a meeting with the operators of shops at Devon House during which it was decided that the 25 operators other than Reggae Mill should not be penalised.
With that said, Reggae Mill has been ordered closed for the next two weeks.
Additionally, the entity will not be granted any amusement licence for four to six weeks.
McKenzie says, “The operations of Devon House will be closely monitored to see to it that the management of the entity takes all necessary steps to ensure that there are no further breaches of the protocols.”
All this was caused by the staging of a party which was held at the Reggae Mill on Friday, July 3.
The minister also stated that the police have been given a list of venues operating in breach of the Disaster Risk Management Order, and they are being investigated.