Organisers of that summer raft up party when COVID restrictions have denied breaches of the regulations that were in effect at the time of the event on June 8 last year.

The event involved a host of social media influencers, the US fashion firm Revolve, and a special guest appearance by reggae artist Shaggy.

Selange Gitschner, 40, and Matthew Strong, 43, pleaded not guilty in Magistrates’ Court yesterday to failure to enforce mask-wearing regulations at a boat party.

They also denied that they “aided, counselled and procured” Orville Burrell, also known as Shaggy, to leave his mandatory quarantine before he had a clear COVID test.

Magistrate Craig Attridge adjourned the case until March 23.

The defendants, from Warwick, were both

He released the pair, from Warwick, who run the events organisation firm Dasfete, on $2,500 bail each.