ELEVEN people, including five Trinidadians and six Venezuelans appear in court for taking party in a Covid-19 party.
They appeared before Port-of-Spain Magistrate Adia Mohammed via video conferencing on Wednesday.
They were charged under the Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)] (No. 9) Regulations, 2020.
The Trinidadian men were each granted their own bail in the sum of $20,000 on the condition that they remain at their residences between 6 pm and 8 am, until the Covid-19 Regulations were lifted.
Appearing in court were Bruce Bowen and Dominic Suraj, both of Maraval, Christopher Wilson, of Belmont, Collin Ramjohn of Pt Cumana and Marlon Hinds of Diego Martin.
The six Venezuelans Luz Marinavargas Ibarra, Danna Natacha Fuentes Mudarra, Gresel Gerardo Goncalez Gonzalez, Yulangi Del Carmen Prospertt Array, Luisneidis Marini and Mariangel Del Valle were among eight nationals held and were denied bail and remain in custody.
The 11 were among 16 held during an operation by members of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) at Alicia’s Guest House, Cascade, April 10. The raid was led by Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith.
These eleven suspects were subsequently charged with the offence of gathering in a public place where the number of persons gathered exceeded five persons, in accordance with Regulation 3 (1) (b) of the Public Health [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)] (No. 9) Regulations, 2020.