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Two men accused of operating a party boat in Chaguaramas on Sunday were each granted $15,000 bail by a Justice of the Peace yesterday. They will appear in the Port-of-Spain Third Magistrates’ Court on January 12.

Captain of the vessel, Damiam Lee, 38, of Pierre Road, Las Cuevas, and Trevor Best, a disc jockey of Celestine Trace, Maraval, were charged by Sgt (Ag) Adams of the Carenage Police Station with operating a party boat contrary to Section 4(1)(C) of the Public Health Ordinance Regulations 2020.

The T&T Coast Guard intercepted the vessel with several persons on board. The vessel was escorted to Staubles Bay, Chaguaramas, following which the police were contacted.

A total of 76 persons—40 females and 36 males—were handed over to the police. They were taken to the Central Police Station, Port-of-Spain, where they were documented and released pending further investigations.