Abaco business shut down

Police said an Abaco business was shut down late Wednesday night after the owner was found to be in breach of the emergency orders.

Officers on Abaco went to Calypso Hills Restaurant on S.C. Bootle Highway after 11 p.m., where they discovered the establishment was open for business and a number of patrons were not adhering to emergency orders.

Police said officers immediately shut the business down and the owner was “warned of prosecution”.

A video on the business’ Facebook page dated February 24 showed several maskless women singing and dancing to karaoke as other patrons sat nearby.

Calypso Hills was open for business yesterday when The Nassau Guardian called. However, the owner was unavailable for comment.

During his national address on Sunday, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said residents and tourists could face a fine of $200 or a month in prison or both for failure to wear a mask in public. In addition, business establishments allowing patrons to enter without a face mask can face a fine of $500 for the first offense, $1,000 for the second and temporary closure after the third offense.

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