First person jailed for hosting an illegal private party
Kaieteur News – A Lindener, is first to be jailed for hosting a private party violating COVID-19 restrictions, as it relates to social events.
Yesterday the man, Clive Nobrega, of Christiansburg, Wismar, Linden, appeared at Linden Magistrates’ Court before Magistrate Wanda Fortune, for a verdict of his matter.
On his first court appearance, Nobrega denied the charge, and noted that, on January 24, 2021, in Blueberry Hill, Wismar, Linden, he held a private party cutting social activities, contrary to No. (2 ) (1 (b) restrictions contrary to Section 21 (2) of the Public Health Ordinance, Chapter 145.
He was placed on $ 30,000 bail, pending the outcome of the matter. However, Magistrate Fortune ruled that the prosecution produced sufficient evidence for the crime for which Nobrega is being charged, and in that regard, sentenced him to two weeks’ imprisonment.