The manager and owner of a bar located on Tragarete Road, Port of Spain, along with a patron at the bar, were each issued Public Health Fixed Penalty notices yesterday.
According to police reports, around 9 pm, police identified themselves to the manager upon entering the bar during a Safe Zone Compliance exercise. The manager was able to produce valid evidence of his vaccination along with the rest of the staff.
The eleven patrons at the establishment were also able to do the same with the exception of a 40-year-old man of Edward Street, Port of Spain. He could not produce a form of identification or a vaccination card and, as a result, was issued a Public Health Fixed Penalty Notice for $5,000.
The manager, although vaccinated, was issued a Public Health Fixed Penalty notice for $25,000 for failure to comply with the Safe Zone requirements for entry into his business.
The exercise, which was conducted between the hours of 8 pm yesterday and 1 am this morning, was supervised by Sgt (Ag.) Guerra and Cpl (Ag.) Young. It included members of the Port of Spain Safe Zone and DUI Units.