53 granted bail for gathering at a bar

53 granted bail for gathering at a bar

Fifty-three men were granted bail for breaking the new Public Health Regulations which limits gatherings to 25.

Last Friday, police stormed a bar along Belle Eau Road, Belmont and found 61 persons in breach of the regulations.

Among the guilty was Cedric “Burkie” Burke, a Sealots businessman.

The 53 appeared before a Port-of-Spain magistrate and was granted bail.

The matter was adjourned to August 3.

Under the Public Health Ordinance, gathering in groups of more than 25 are prohibited, and a person found in breach faces a maximum penalty of a $50,000 fine and up to six months in prison.