Reggae Mill closed, but other businesses at Devon House to remain open

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Reggae Mill closed, but other businesses at Devon House to remain open

Monday, July 06, 2020

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie has disclosed that only the Reggae Mill at Devon House, the business tenant at the centre of the violation of COVID-19 protocols, will remain closed.

This follows the minister's previous announcement of the closure of Devon House effective today.

“In addition to announcing the closure yesterday, I indicated that a meeting would be held today with the management of Devon House. That meeting was held, and the decision has been made that the remaining 25 shops that operate out of Devon House should not be penalised for the offence committed at the Reggae Mill venue,” McKenzie said.

“The Reggae Mill will be closed for two weeks. Additionally, no place of amusement licence will be granted for four to six weeks. The operations of Devon House will be closely monitored to see to it that the management of the entity takes all necessary steps to ensure that there are no further breaches of the protocols,” he continued.

There was no indication yesterday what fine, if any, would be levied on Reggae Mill for the breach under the Disaster Risk Management Order.

As indicated yesterday, the minister said the police have been provided with a list of venues operating in breach of the order, and that they are being investigated with a view to prosecution.

“I will continue to appeal to everyone to obey all the COVID-19 protocols. We are in the middle of a pandemic, and the Government is resolute that no violations of the public health protocols will be tolerated. Once again, I must say how encouraged I am by the civic-minded Jamaicans who are reporting the violators, and we will deal with the breaches as they are disclosed to us,” McKenzie said.


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