Two charged with breaking curfew in St Lucia

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Two charged with breaking curfew in St Lucia

Saturday, March 28, 2020

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CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC)- Two men will re-appear in court on June 10 after they were charged with offences related to breaching thesix-hourcurfew imposed here as part of the efforts to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Police said that Francis Lalanne, alias 'Monkey' and Olson Arthur were arrested in the northern town of Gros Islet on Friday morning.

Both men have since appeared in court and granted bail.

Under the Emergency Powers (Disasters) (COVID-19) (Curfew) Order of 2020 a person who contravenes the curfew order is liable to imprisonment with or without hardlabourfor a term not exceeding six months, or a fine not exceeding EC$1,000 or both and forfeiture of goods or money in respect of which the offence has been committed.

The two men were the first to be detained since the introduction of the curfew last week.

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