Manchester farmer hit with $100,000 fine for breaching curfew order
Thirty-three-year-old Kemar Morgan, a farmer of Pillar district in Manchester who was charged with Breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act in his community last month, was fined $100,000 during his appearance in the Manchester Parish Court on Wednesday, June 10.
Reports are that on Sunday, May 24, Morgan was observed in breach of the curfew order in respect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and was instructed to go home, but he refused.
He was interviewed and searched by the police. During the interview, Morgan gave inconsistent reasons for being on the road during the curfew hours.
A knife was also removed from his pocket, and he was subsequently arrested and charged for Breaches of the Disaster Risk Management Act.
In court he was fined $100,000.00 for breaching the curfew order, and for being armed with an offensive weapon, he was fined $2,000.
The police have continued to urge persons to abide by the regulations that are issued under the Disaster Risk Management Act.