Minister Contradicts CBH Guidelines On Serving Of Food At Bars


There appears to be a disconnect with the information provided by the Central Board of Health and the Information Minister Melford Nicholas regarding the serving of food at bars.

In guidelines issued today by the CBH, it was stated that No serving of food at bars which are set to reopen on June 1st following inspection.

The guidelines were part of a long list issued by the CBH today.

However, during the post-cabinet news conference today the minister responded to a question about whether bars would be able to serve food.

In contradiction of the directive given by the CBH to bar operators, the minister stated ” I have no information indicating that. I don’t believe that is a restriction that we would have contemplated.”

He added,”there are some bars who operate, you know, have a little menu over the counter food to help persons who drink along. I don’t know that we would be interested, in the first instance, in eliminating that type of fair in a bar.”

Nicholas said he was more concerned about social distancing and about people getting home before curfew.

He went on to agree with the reporter that the information released by CBH was “false information.”

The CBH has not announced any changes to the bars and fitness guidelines issued to the media this morning.



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  1. Here we again.The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing.There seems to be a disconnect between this Minister and CBH.The Central Board of Health would have certain protocols as far as food handling is concerned.If Restaurants and or Bars do not meet those health protocols.The CBH has the power to close them down.Until they are in compliant with the health codes.

  2. I had a good laugh at him. How do you not know this as minister of information. I think the “reporter” was even dumper for asking that. Did she not get the CBH guidelines?


    No need to fool oneself.

    No ‘Statutory Board’ rules.

    A ‘Figure Head Board;’

    (a) …Is merely an agency of Government;

    (b) …Cannot make or dictate policies for Government;

    (c) …Can only communicate what it is told;

    (d) …Has no control over changes likely to, or made by the policy-makers.

    The Minister is correct:- …disseminating what was ‘…collectively discussed’ and ultimately decided upon by the ‘Cabinet.’

  4. Melford Nicholas,should be known as the Minister of Misinformation.Other than coming on air and having press conferences.What he does otherwise as a Minister.Anything that could be measured with the naked eyes.In my opinion he seems to be a lazy backsides.Not very energetic and or assertive.Very low energy and lethargic.Always choking on and or looking for words to describe issues.

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