Managers accused of flouting business hours rule

Police on Monday charged the managers of two downtown establishments with violating the emergency orders by remaining open past the compulsory closure time.

Prosecutors say Kevin Suriujal, manager of the Shipwreck Restaurant, and Vernal Major, manager of the Xscape Lounge, both remained opened past 8 p.m. on Independence Day.

They allege that the Shipwreck Restaurant was still open at 8:30 p.m. and Xscape was open at 8:20 p.m.

Both men denied the allegations at their arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

The magistrate set bail for each accused at $1,500 and scheduled a November 5 trial date.

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