I was really shocked and bothered by the Express report on the Bayside Towers incident.

I also live in a gated community, and all the residents are very well aware that there can be no gatherings of more than five people in the common areas of the private property, due to the Covid-19 regulations.

It is alarming that those Bayside residents could be so clueless and irresponsible. Then, to compound matters, they get a warning!

Look at the difference in treatment when the young Black youths were made to lie on the ground when they were found at the beach, in contravention of said Covid-19 regulations.

Didn’t the very police go into private homes and put an end to private parties?

The Police Commissioner has to come up with a better excuse than “a sticky situation”.

We, the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, demand equal treatment.

Rhonda G Wilson

via e-mail

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