Saint Lucia police have issued a warning to bars against selling and facilitating the consuming of alcohol, prohibited under current COVID-19 emergency regulations.
Acting Police Commissioner Milton Desir issued the warning last week during an appearance on the National Television Network (NTN).
He disclosed at the time that a Babonneau woman had been arrested for selling liquor.
Desir said all the alcohol had been confiscated and the bar was closed down.
He explained that some persons believe if they close the door of a bar, the establishment is not actually open.
“Persons are inside the bar but the bar is closed – that is not the opening and closing we’re talking about,” Desir asserted.
He told NTN that no sale or consumption of alcohol is permitted.
Desir praised police officers for doing an excellent job during the current COVID-19 crisis, despite the challenges faced.
“I would say sometimes I think we are doing magic,” the Acting Police Commissioner declared as he explained.
He spoke as he explained the measures taken by the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) to make effective use of its manpower resources.