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Quarantine breaker to pay $6 000

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Quarantine breakers will not be allowed to negate all the strides Barbados has made to prevent community spread of the coronavirus, Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes declared yesterday.

“I’ve got to send a strong message in relation to breaking quarantine,” he told Barbadian Tarik Anderson Akeem Thornhill who was hauled before the District “A” Magistrates’ Court.

“We have made a lot of gains and we are still here. We are still above ground. I can’t have that destroyed by reckless acts because what you did was a total and completely reckless act.

“We cannot be exposing our people to this kind of thing. We love the fact and I love the fact [that tourists are coming]. I want more tourists to keep coming to paradise but the best I can do for you is that $6 000,” the Chief Magistrate said of the fine he imposed on Thornhill. (HLE)

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