Sunday 31 May, 2020

PM reminds St Lucians that curfew breakers will be arrested

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has warned that despite allowing a few community supermarkets to open, the 24-hour curfew is still in effect and violators will be arrested.

Chastanet posted on his Facebook page, “Although we may have made a concession to allow the purchase of groceries today, the public is reminded that that State of Emergency Curfew remains in effect until April 8, 2020.

Any unauthorized persons caught outside during this curfew will be arrested and detained by the police for 72 hours in the first instance, then charged.

Any person who contravenes this order is liable to imprisonment with or without hard labour for 6 months or face a fine if $1000.00 or both and forfeiture of goods or money in respect of which the offense has been committed.”

A 24-hour curfew for Saint Lucia came into effect on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in an effort of reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

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