Four people were each granted $30,000 bail when they appeared virtually in the Scarborough Magistrates' Court, Tobago, on Wednesday to answer a total of 16 charges, including breaching covid19 regulations on gathering.
Public health regulations have banned gatherings of more than five people.
The four – Brandon Gregoire, 19, of Mt St George; Kalena , 22, of Union Village; Patrice Sandy, 32, of Baird Trace, Patience Hill; and Carlean Sheppard, 33, of Patience Hill Main Road – are due to reappear on September 7.
Gregoire, a labourer, was charged for gathering, assaulting police, resisting arrest and obscene language. Kalena Gregoire, a waitress, was also charged with gathering, assaulting police, obstructing police and obscene language.
Sandy, a hairdresser, was charged for gathering, obstructing police, assaulting police and malicious damage. Sheppard, a sanitation worker, was charged for gathering, obstructing police, resisting arrest and obscene language.
It is alleged that around 9pm on Sunday, the Divisional Task Force was on patrol along Windward Road, Mt St George, near Dudesman Bar, when they observed a gathering of more than 40 people in the road. They were drinking, eating and dancing to loud music.
Police said when they tried to break up the gathering, some used obscene language and resisted arrest.
Four people were eventually arrested and charged. Warrants have been issued for the arrest of the others.