Private parties being held during pandemic get Cabinet’s attention


(268 Today)

The Cabinet at its meeting on Wednesday discussed the reports that private parties are being held in homes and elsewhere, and that attendees remove their masks and disregard social distancing rules.

“The Cabinet reminds that there is no relaxation of rules and regulations, and that only churches are allowed to have 25 or more persons gather in any one place,” according to the the notes of the meeting.

The Cabinet also addressed the tendency of landlords to successfully seek out eviction orders from the Courts, expelling tenants who are in arrears from their rented properties.

“Consideration is being given to changing the rules governing non-payment of rent so that single mothers, especially, are not made vulnerable by evictions. Families and friends and churches are called upon to assist, and the amended law ought to be helpful.”