Curfew breakers slapped with $6K fine

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Two men were convicted and ordered to pay a total of $6,000 in fines for breaking curfew laws.

Otis Nash, 48, of Coolidge appeared before Chief Magistrate Walsh at St. Johns Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, charged with failing to comply with curfew restrictions.
He pleaded guilty to the charge and was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 forthwith, or serve six months in prison. He was arrested during a patrol by police officers attached to Grays Farm police on Market Street around 5:30 a.m on Monday.

Similarly, 57-year-old Raphael Mc Donald Joseph of Jennings appeared before Magistrate Wason at St. Johns Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
He too pleaded guilty to the charge and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 forthwith or serve 30 days in prison. Officers attached to Bolans Police Station met Joseph on All Saints Road around 9 p.m on Sunday. He was arrested and taken custody.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Kenneth Coulbourne of Parham Town is due before the Court this week, also charged for breaching curfew restrictions. Coulbourne was arrested during a patrol in Parham around 10 p.m on Monday.

Police continue to appeal to the general public to conform to the established curfew laws, in an effort to control any further spread of COVID-19