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Tortola man is first to be ticketed $10K for breach of quarantine

- Individual has 21 days to pay ticket or face court proceedings
One man received a ticket for $10,000 today, August 26, 2021, from officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for breach of quarantine after he was found in violation of a mandatory order to remain at home until September 2, 2021. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– One man received a ticket for $10,000 today, August 26, 2021, from officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for breach of quarantine after he was found in violation of a mandatory order to remain at home until September 2, 2021.

The Tortola resident, whose name is being withheld unless he is later charged, is the first to be fined for quarantine violation since the COVID suppression measures were issued, the RVIPF said in a press release today, August 26, 2021.

The ticketed individual has 21 days to pay the ticket. Failure to do, he will be subjected to court proceedings, the RVIPF said.

Quarantine protocol

Under the Imposition of a Curfew (No. 4) Order, 2021, a person, who is the subject of a mandatory quarantine order under the relevant enactments, protocols or guidelines or directed by a quarantine officer appointed under the Quarantine Act to be in quarantine, shall be prohibited from leaving his or her home for the period of his or her quarantine.

In January, Government increased the fines under the COVID-19 Regulations from $1,000 to $10,000 for those found in violation of the mandatory order.

Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and the Public Health Department is reminding the public that quarantine orders are intended to protect the public against any further outbreaks of COVID. Persons who have information about quarantine violators are asked to notify the Public Health Department at 468-2274 or 2271 or 2285 or call 911.

30 Responses to “Tortola man is first to be ticketed $10K for breach of quarantine”

  • explain (26/08/2021, 16:18) Like (5) Dislike (8) Reply
    If you are fully vaccinated
    Can you go directly to your home with other ppl living there???
    • Well Sah (26/08/2021, 21:14) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
      Im just asking a question and instead of an answer them bloggers here are disliking my post lol. What a thing.
    • akon (27/08/2021, 06:52) Like (9) Dislike (6) Reply
      The small mind will never understand this simple statement. Instead of governments getting together and charge those responsible for releasing this bio weapon. They rather get together and charge the innocent.
    • ESSENTIAL (27/08/2021, 07:47) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
      You can if your are in isolation until you get a Negative PCR result
      • @essential (27/08/2021, 14:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thank you, thank you so much.
        But what about if the other persons at home are fully vaccinated too. Do they still have to do house inspection too before hand?
    • TBLIA (27/08/2021, 18:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Fully vaccinated persons are given a rapid test upon arrival; once you produce a negative test result, you are free to go home even with other persons in the home.
  • believe me (26/08/2021, 16:18) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Do not call those two extensions 2271 or 2274. You will not get an answer.
  • resident (26/08/2021, 16:22) Like (26) Dislike (24) Reply
    Talk about draconian measures this government is going to far, those who would sacrifice liberty for safety deserve neither
    • @resident (26/08/2021, 18:00) Like (36) Dislike (1) Reply
      Facts but too many sheep among us. Taking whatever they government tell us, people asking can they visit their own family, can they go outside at certain times etc. Pure ludicrous
  • He deserved it.. (26/08/2021, 16:36) Like (36) Dislike (9) Reply
    Stop playing with these fools, who think they can do what they want and put the rest of us at risk and keep the country back...
    • R (27/08/2021, 09:23) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      at risk of what a cold, most of those who die from covid had underlying health issues such as obesity
  • $$$ (26/08/2021, 16:37) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    not bad at all
    where will the person get the money or is it pocket change
    • @$$$ (26/08/2021, 17:41) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
      That is on him. He knew what the deal was. It is about time an example was set. You want to play? get caught and pay the fine. I bet he is saying if he had only known. LMAO
    • Hmm (26/08/2021, 19:10) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      @$$$ them should have think about that before hand
    • So? (26/08/2021, 21:09) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
      Why is that your business where they get the money from? That is what they should have THOUGHT about before they were disobedient and violated their orders. Who won’t hear will feel.
    • Doable (26/08/2021, 23:51) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply
      Assets and/ or savings,earnings. etc.
      $100,00 is no big money for potentially placing a country's economy , placing lives at risk and willfull disobedience.
  • HAHA (26/08/2021, 18:04) Like (22) Dislike (6) Reply
    Imagine losing $10,000 or spending a few months in jail just because you couldn't stay home for a few days. Hit him the hammer. People been taking this thing for a joke.
  • HEH (26/08/2021, 18:51) Like (6) Dislike (7) Reply
    If you can’t sit still for quarantine that’s on you. $10k for us to not have people saying oh look how the government let so and so happen. Now they say it’s draconian LOL
  • Testing One Two (26/08/2021, 19:12) Like (8) Dislike (11) Reply
    This is a test to get us to the mandatory vaccine. Don't trust these demons their agenda is nothing but evil. Sadly the naive and gullible are giving their power to the beast. The saddest part of this whole scene is when they realize that they are trapped. Come with your puffed up big talk comments while you still can. Tic Tok..Tic Tok.
  • HMMM (26/08/2021, 19:34) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    First?!!! I feel for that person cause it had about 100 persons breaking quarantine and police was liming with some and all. Don't punish one punish all.
  • fish man (26/08/2021, 19:35) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Adam and Steve where were you
  • my2cents (26/08/2021, 20:33) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
    Book 'Em. They're as much as a threat to society as a illegal firearms, immigrants, & drugs. But only until their quarantine is over. Think about more than just yourself.
  • Tourist (26/08/2021, 21:53) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So what happened to the tourist who broke quarantine went to JVD and Willie T's why wasn't he fined?
  • Hmmm (26/08/2021, 22:38) Like (52) Dislike (3) Reply
    Can we get information as to what is the penalty if taken to court if he doesn't pay the sums? Does he go jail, get off with a warning? A little help, please.
  • Start (27/08/2021, 00:46) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Start dropping fines on them if caught doing that stupid milk crate challenge. Sooner or later some one is going to get hurt seriously, cripple or worse.
  • milkcrate (27/08/2021, 05:48) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    broke black folk need not follow trends they can't afford.Genius has limits stupid don't. Stay on the ground please.
  • plain and simple (27/08/2021, 10:08) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
  • GOV (27/08/2021, 10:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    About time. If the Government start matching their words with actual actions; they will see the different it makes.
  • I'm TRANSVACCINATED (27/08/2021, 11:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Join my identity sir and protect your rights.
  • 5G lol (27/08/2021, 13:24) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    stay at home folks the government want u inside as they build up their 5G role out across the islands.. for the next phase in the NWO playbook lol..... vaxs ? good luck buddy....

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