Following the circulation of a party which was staged at the famous Devon House on Friday, July 3, Local Government and Community Development Minister Desmond McKenzie, says those behind the event will be charged.
He said “the evidence of this breach is clear. It is a total violation of the rules and the police have been duly advised. This is a breach of the ban on gatherings at places of amusement as well as a breach of the nightly curfew hours. Even more disturbing is the fact that this event was promoted, and has been attended by large numbers of people every Friday for a protracted period. Quite frankly, this does not look good. I am surprised that the management of Devon House is permitting this event to happen and I am insisting on a formal explanation within 48 hours.”
The event was attended by major personalities in entertainment and media.
The minister also said “the protocols and restrictions issued under the order apply to the whole society. There are no uptown rules or downtown rules. The violators in this matter will be held to account.”
With that said, McKenzie says “we will not allow selfish people to endanger the Government’s efforts to manage COVID-19 and to put our health personnel under greater pressure, just because they want to party. I trust that this will serve as a clear warning to all, that strong action will be taken if people insist on violating the order.”
More details are to come on what the charges will be.