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Sep 22, 2020

Police to Crack Down on Social Gatherings

Chester Williams

The Commissioner of Police has a message for those of you who are still hosting parties with persons outside of their household.  ComPol Williams says that he has instructed his officers to arrest and charge those law breakers.  Today, he says that cops saw a number of parties happening over the Independence Day weekend, but that officers have been slow in holding those responsible and they have only been issuing warnings. Well, Williams says that the time for a warning is over.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“We still have people who continue to behave recklessly, persons who continue to have social gatherings. May I remind people that the quarantine regulations clearly state that no person shall host any party of which they are inviting anybody from outside the household where the party is being conducted. Which means that if you want to have a party at home you can have a party at home but if you one live home that party must be only you one – you one will party. You cannot invite Brother Fem who is your neighbor or Mr. Vasquez who is your cousin – the minute you do that you break the law. Some people are of the view that you can have the party and invited up to ten people – that is not so. Further down in the regulations – I think it is regulation ten – it says that there shall be no social event or activity. So, I still can’t understand why it is that every day the police have to be called to activities where persons are having parties. To some extent I am upset with the police too because when the police go they warn and send home people. I just put out a directive to them yesterday that we are not ambulance. We don’t warn, warn, warn – we need to arrest some people so that they get the message that we are serious. If we continue to be like ambulance – nobody is going to take us seriously. Nobody is going to take these regulations seriously and everybody will continue to behave recklessly and then they will put us all at risk again.   I want to make it emphatically clear to our viewers, and I hope unu play this piece inna unu news tonight – that the police will be cracking down on those persons who have the propensity of hosting private parties at their home inviting persons from outside their household. Once you are caught you will be arrested and you might even end up in quarantine at baldy beacon so try stay away from that.”

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