Aubrey Norton, others on self-bail for allegedly breaching COVID measures
Executive Member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Aubrey Norton and several others were on Friday released on self-bail for illegal possession and breach of the COVID-19 measures.
Norton along with Timothy McVaugh, Lennox Bacchus, John VanVeen, Kyle Solomon, Godfrey McDonald, Compton Hope, Keon James, Orel Brummel and several others appeared before City Magistrate Rhondel Weever at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.
The group denied that on September 13, 2021, at the Square of the Revolution, Georgetown, they took part in a procession without the permission of the Chief Officer of police.
They also denied that on the said date and location, they were in public without a face mask in breach of the gazetted COVID-19 measures.
The men were represented by attorney-at-law Darren Wade, who made an application for self-bail. The case is adjourned to October 15, 2021.
The Magistrate also issued arrest warrants for Andrew Watson, Ryan Fraser, Quincy Nichols and Leon Roberts, who were absent from court. Norton and others were arrested during a protest against the government’s vaccination and other measures implemented to curb the spread of the deadly virus.