By Devonne Cornelius
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the National COVID-19 Task Force have not issued a statement regarding the cancellation of events in the country.
That is according to Superintendent of Police Cromwell Henry.
“There is a note circulating purporting to come from the police indicating that all events have been canceled. Please note that this is not true. Neither the police nor the task force has taken the decision to cancel any event at this time,” said Superintendent Henry while speaking at an emergency COVID-19 Press Briefing on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
“Instead we are asking persons to be responsible and to adhere to all prevention protocols outlined in the regulations,” he added.
The Office of the Commissioner has received 425 applications for events for the month of December. Of that total, 351 have been approved. A total of 228 were received for the month of January with 209 given the green light. All applications received by the Office of the Commissioner are for events on St. Kitts. No information was given for Nevis.
“We see there are opportunities for persons to come together in ways that increase the risk of spread of the virus. We, therefore, ask organizers to strictly adhere to the conditions of the permission for your event,” Superintendent Henry said.
He further stated that “those events where only vaccinated persons should attend, we ask that the vaccination record be properly checked and verified by requiring the presentation of a government-issued I.D.”