Sixteen people who defied COVID-19 regulations were reportedly arrested at a bar in Villa this morning.

According to reports, Curte Audain, David Barnes, Roderick Wilson, Emanuel Beltrie, Gabriella Howard, Kenroy Wood, Curtis Ryan, Ricardo Lake, Ladanielle Hodge and Nassor Hodge pleaded guilty to failure to wear a mask, failure to comply with restriction of social gathering and failure to comply with the 11pm to 5am curfew.

All of the defendants, except Nassar Hodge, were reportedly fined $3000 for the offences.

Hodge was fined $3500 since he left work at 11pm and journeyed to the bar after the curfew had already taken effect.

The bar owner and five other defendants reportedly speak foreign languages and will answer to their charges on Wednesday.