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Couple Fined US$500 for Quarantine Breach


by Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Mr. Farrakhan Assegai and Ms. Natasha Robinson, an American couple, were fined US$500 for breaching quarantine at the Montpelier Plantation Inn on Nevis where they were vacationing since July 21, 2021. 

Superintendent of Police Cromwell Henry, during his presentation at the COVID-19 Press Briefing on July 28, 2021, offered details of the case.

“On the morning of Saturday, July 24, the couple left their quarantine without authorization and journeyed to St. Kitts via a ferry. They were eventually located at a residence in Frigate Bay that night and were taken to a government quarantine facility at the OTI to complete their quarantine and to be tested. Their test results returned negative and they were released from quarantine on July 27.”

The couple were arrested and charged and taken back to Nevis to stand trial at the Magistrate’s Court in the island’s capital. 

Superintendent Henry revealed that “the fines were paid and they were allowed to leave the Federation”. 

He warned that the police will take a zero tolerance approach to people who breach COVID-19 control and prevention measures and threaten public health and safety in the country..

The Superintendent also repeated earlier appeals for citizens/residents to fully support the fight against the coronavirus disease. 


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