Saturday 24 October, 2020

20 arrested for liming, cooking, bathing in No Man's Land, Tobago

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

Photo courtesy the TTPS.

20 people were arrested after they were caught cooking, bathing and liming at No Man's Land, Tobago, in breach of the current COVID-19 health regulations.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said in a statement Tuesday that officers received information of a gathering at “No Man’s Land” near the Bon Accord Lagoon, at Crown Point, Tobago.

The officers then proceeded to “No Man’s Land” and found 16 adults and four children bathing, grilling fish, and cooking other meats.

Police said there was also a cooler filled with drinks, and the 20 persons were all gathered together. The children range in ages 14 years to 16 years.

The TTPS said the police officers informed them of the breach of the Regulations and cautioned them. 

All persons were arrested, and were scheduled to appear at the Scarborough Magistrate Court on Tuesday. 

Current COVID-19 health regulations states: "a person shall not, without reasonable justification–(c) be found at or in any beach, river, stream or spring unless the presence of that person is essential for the carrying out or provision of a service specified in subsection (2)."

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