THE birthday party on Saturday night when 71 people were ticketed for not wearing masks is not associated with the Passage to Asia Restaurant of St Yves Street, Chaguanas.
The establishment issued a release on Sunday hours after police said that 71 people were to be charged for breaching the Covid regulations on Saturday night.
It stated, “The Management and Staff of Passage to Asia Restaurant of St Yves Street, Chaguanas wishes to advise the public of the occurrence that took place on the night of Saturday 9th January 2021 at the Chandelier Hall which is housed on the said compound is of no way affiliated with the restaurant.”
The release of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on Sunday stated: “The team of officers proceeded to Passage of Asia Restaurant, St Yves Street, Chaguanas, where they observed several persons, many of whom were without face masks, participating in the event.”
But Passage to Asia stated, “The Chandelier Hall was leased out for that specific period to a Chaguanas businessman to host a private family gathering.
“The management also wishes to advise the general public in respect to the operations of the said restaurant all Covid-19 protocols and laws governing the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are observed.”