Hosting of Parties “a particular concern” here in St. Kitts and Nevis

Hosting of Parties “a particular concern” here in St. Kitts and Nevis

Leaders of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis have expressed views regarding the hosting of parties, fetes etc.

 

In recent weeks, permission has been granted to party organizers, entertainment agencies etc. to host events.

 

On Monday, Member of Nevis’ COVID-19 Task Force, Superintendent Lyndon David, mentioned that although there were flaws, the authorities will make improvements based on photos and videos circulating on social media of persons not wearing masks and the social and physical distancing protocols are not being adhered to.

 

This from Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris:

 

Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris.

 

Meanwhile, Nevis’ Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley, also had this to say:

 

Premier, the Hon. Mark Brantley.

 

Under the current Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 14) Regulations, Section 21 (Penalty) says, “A person who contravenes or fails to comply with these Regulations shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or to both and to forfeiture of any goods or money in respect of which the offence has been committed. However, this question remains, “who exactly would or can be charged, the patrons or the organizers?”

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