Less?than an hour after ten Barbadian fishermen were fined and released for illegally fishing in Tobago waters, four of them were rearrested, this time by immigration officers, before they could make their way back home yesterday.
Everton Brathwaite, 51, Clement Standard, 57, John Walcott, 49, and William Moseley, 37, were each fined TT$5 000 ($1 700) when they appeared before Scarborough Magistrate Michael Broomes. They pleaded guilty to the charge of fishing illegally in Tobago waters.
The fishermen, who were represented by attorney Joy Phillips, were on their way to return to Barbados when they were served with detention papers from immigration officials. They are due to reappear before the Scarborough Court today.
Jonathan Morgan of Morgan’s Fish House, who has been in constant contact with the fishermen, told the DAILY?NATION yesterday evening that he had received a distress call from Captain Brathwaite informing him that the three captains were back in jail – this time for illegally entering Tobago.
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