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Man and company fined for illegal club operations

     A man and a company were fined $1,800 and $2,000 respectively at Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (June 25) for contravening the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance.

     The courts heard that in December last year, the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department inspected a club on Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, which had been operating with a certificate of compliance (CoC). During the investigation, the club was found to have a layout that deviated from the registered drawing. Condition 3 of the CoC was breached.

     In another operation in May last year, OLA officers inspected a club operating with a CoC on Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay. The club was found to have a layout deviating from the registered drawing and its exit route was blocked. Conditions 3 and 9 of the CoC were breached.

     The man and the company, being the CoC holders of the clubs, were charged with contravening section 21(2) of the Ordinance.

     A spokesman for the department reminded all CoC holders to comply with the conditions stipulated therein. Enforcement action would continue to be taken against illegal club operations.

Ends/Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Issued at HKT 17:58


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