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Aug 3, 2020

ComPol Advocates for Liability to Establishment Owners

Chester Williams

ComPol Chester Williams is also pushing for stricter measures on violators of the COVID-19 regulations.  Williams said today that he is advocating for an amendment to the quarantine statutory instrument to go further to hold establishment owners liable for not ensuring that patrons wear face masks and observe social distance.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“I am going to speak to the Attorney General today or tomorrow and I am going to advocate that there be an amendment to the SI to hold the establishment owner or operator liable for allowing persons to enter their establishment without a mask or to be on the premises not practicing social distance. If it is that we were to hold the establishment owners or operators accountable, then they are going to ensure that they enforce the law because they do not want to be held accountable. And that will help us. And I would want that if it is that they don’t adhere to the law, that the penalty be that their license be suspended for a month in the first instance. And I think that once that is done, it will be better for us. It is easier to hold one person accountable than to hold many persons.”

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