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Big Latest Yr’s Eve Celebrations Thwarted by Protocol Changes

Last minute changes in Covid-19 protocols have thwarted any big Latest Yr’s Eve celebrations.

The Ministry of Health in a December thirtieth press release has tightened protocols by restricting the gathering of individuals for each private and public social or recreational events to 35. Faith-based organizations are, nonetheless, permitted to permit an assembly of 100 people for religious ceremonies, including weddings, funerals and baptisms provided social distancing guidelines are observed.

Moreover, beach and river parties shall be disallowed throughout the festive period, which is deemed to finish on January seventh, 2022.
The 1 am cut-off time for any Latest Yr’s Eve celebrations stays in place because it was for Christmas Eve celebrations last week. The last- minute changes to the Covid-19 protocols were prompted by major breaches in protocols during Christmas Eve celebrations: several a whole lot of individuals were huddled together at bars within the Rodney Bay area, wearing no mask; vehicles were illegally parked along the principal Rodney Bay strip causing traffic congestion, bar operators were being forced to shut to watch curfew times and on occasions fined for breaching the regulations. There have been similar chaotic scenes occurring in regular entertainment areas across the country.

The most recent changes, supposedly, are intended to permit for safer celebrations in ushering the Latest Yr and permit bars and restaurants to enjoy a much-needed increase in business activity during what’s traditionally their most profitable period of operation.

SNO has been reliably informed that the police are determined to make sure Covid-19 protocols are observed by imposing fines where breaches occur and seizing Hi-Fi equipment where loud music is being played.

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