Premier David Burt has come under heavy fire from members of the public over a ribbon cutting ceremonial gathering at the brand new St. Regis Hotel in St. George’s after videos surfaced showing the Premier and others mask less, disregarding social distancing rules and having more than the authorized number of persons present.
An exemption had been granted by the Minister of National Security for a maximum of 30 persons, however counted could be in the region of 40 persons gathered on an outside balcony area used to host the event, with more persons seen just inside.
Additionally, all in attendance were required to be in possession of a valid SafeKey QR code issued by the Ministry of Health denoting whether persons had been fully immunized or had tested negative for the coronavirus within 72 hours of the event.
Social media was abuzz with criticism, noting how the Premier seemed to be openly participating in acts that flouted stated protocols.
“How does he expect the public to listen to his rhetoric when he says one thing and does another,” noted one poster.
“While we’re suffering under curfew, unemployment and bogus regulations that are killing the economy and our future, he’s wining and dining with the elite.
“It’s ‘listen to what I say, just don’t follow what I do’.
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