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 before a Port-of-Spain Third Magistrates’ Court on January 12th, 2021.

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

The Trinidad and Tobago 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. The detained persons were taken to the Central Police Station, Port-of-Spain, where they were documented and released pending further investigations.