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Posted: Monday 29 March, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Supt. Henry defends allegation against COVID-19 Task Force

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -  SUPERINTENDENT Cromwell Henry has vehemently denied an allegation that the COVID-19 Task Force and the Police Force have been inconsistent in their enforcement of the COVID-19 Protocols.


    Henry’s denial came in light of an allegation that in recent times members of the two Forces have been preferential in their dealing with promoters and organisers who breach the COVID-19 Protocols.


    The allegation speaks specifically to the approval of of fetes against that of crowds at sport events.


    It was just last month that some residents complained about the inconsistency, alleging that there is a double standard when it comes to sports; with case in point being the length of time it took for the St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association to receive approval for the start of its 2021 season.


    Superintendent Henry however brushed aside the allegation, declaring that he was unaware of any inconsistency. 


    “Those parties that have been shut down are those that are in violation. I cannot give any reasons for any inconsistencies knowingly allowing persons to breach conditions of the [Act],” noted Henry.


    Pressed on the matter of sports organisations, the National Task Force member asserted that the regulations specify what is the maximum number allowed at outdoor events.


    Pointing to the Football Association, which has been under the cloud since December, as an example of attendance being allowed at the stadium, Henry revealed that permission was granted for a maximum of 150 persons, including teams, media, technical personnel and officials.


    “There is no room for spectators in there,” stressed Henry.


    According to the Superintendent for Division ‘B’, that determination was based on the figures required to be at the venue to ensure the games were played. 


    He also stated that it was against that backdrop that the determination was made to have no spectators. 


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