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Woman fined for illegal club operation

     A woman was fined $4,000 at the Eastern Magistrates' Courts today (April 22) for contravening the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance.

     The courts heard that in September last year, officers from the Office of the Licensing Authority (OLA) of the Home Affairs Department conducted an inspection at a club in Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay, which has been operating with a certificate of compliance (CoC).

     During the investigation, OLA officers found that the CoC or its certified true copy was not displayed in a prominent position at the premises. Also, the club staff failed to show the registered drawings upon the OLA officers' request. Conditions 2 and 17 the CoC were breached.

     The woman, being the CoC holder, was charged with contravening section 21(2) of the Ordinance.

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

Ends/Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:55


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