After breaching Grenada’s covid-19 regulations a couple in the south of the island was charged and subsequently fined on Wednesday
A doctor and wife were ordered to pay five thousand dollars each on the spot after breaching government’s covid regulations.
The couple identified as Tim McKinney, a visiting doctor, and his wife Amy Baxter, were Grenada’s 31st and 32nd positive cases of covid-19 who both violated quarantine protocols.
The two appeared before magistrate Teddy St. Louis at the St. George’s Magistrates court on Wednesday following their clearance from quarantine.
The two were represented by attorney Allie Gill.
The 65 year old doctor and his 53-year-old wife Amie arrived in Grenada from the United States on Sunday November 8thand were tested positive for the deadly virus.
They were allowed to home quarantine by the ministry of health and were awaiting their PCR results, when,rather than adhering to protocol they went dinning at several restaurant facilities in the South of the Island.
The contact tracing team was instantly engaged to source and quarantine all potential contacts of the couple. The couple was immediately isolated and the restaurants were informed.
Their reckless behaviour resulted in 33 people being placed in quarantine with one person subsequently testing positive.
The couple on Wednesday entered the court room with curious onlookers outside the building; but after being fined,the couple in the company of their lawyer sneaked out the court through a back door evading onlookers.
This is the first individuals to be fined $5,000 which is half the full amount that violators can be charged. One previous individual was charged $3,000.