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Bahamas: Police “looking into” advertised social events

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — With more scheduled events appearing on social media for the holidays, Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle has reminded residents of the increased fines associated with social gatherings on prohibited islands.

Numerous advertised parties via invite-only have appeared on social media with no specific location.

While several of these flyers promote wearing facial masks, the use of cellphones is prohibited.

Rolle said: “The penalties have been increased and the media should get the message out that penalties now are $2,000 for the host plus $300 he [or she] has to pay for each attendee and each attendee will also be fined $300.”

As it relates to these planned events, the commissioner said police will “look into them”.

Social gatherings remain prohibited in Abaco, New Providence, Eleuthera and Exuma.

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