Two fined for breaking curfew
They told a story of being in the wrong place at the wrong time after one man received a late-night call and the other decided to walk him home.
But something in the tale told by Akeem Venice Jones and Deniko Jarda Lowe did not make sense, said Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes, and they could not get community service for breaking curfew as they wished.
Jones, 24, of Hindsbury Road, and Lowe, 27, a pastry chef, of Fairfield Road, Tudor Bridge, both in St Michael, were in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court yesterday where they were jointly charged with and pleaded guilty to contravening Paragraph 1, Subparagraph (3) of the Emergency Management COVID-19 Protocols Special Curfew No. 2 Directive 2021, in that there being a directive requiring every person to observe such social distancing and associated protocols in the interest of public health imposed from January 6 to 14, they failed to comply by leaving home between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. as specified in Subparagraph (1), and they were not an employee or a member of the essential services or a person who had an emergency, on January 13. (HLE)
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