Monday 28 September, 2020

Fisherman charged for using beach

Pigeon Point Beach, Tobago

Pigeon Point Beach, Tobago

A Tobago man has been charged with breaching COVID-19 regulations as it pertains to use of beaches. Dale Percy was charged by police for swimming in the waters of Pigeon Point, Tobago. He was held on Sunday. 

He reportedly told police that he was only in the waters as he swam out to his boat which had been anchored off shore, to ensure that it did not sink during the rains that day. However, despite this, he was still charged. 

The man appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate on Monday and was granted bail in the sum of $5,000. 

He is expected to reappear before the courts on September 18. 

On August 15, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that beaches and rivers would be closed to the public until mid-September in light of the recent spike in virus cases. 

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