Thursday, September 29, 2022

British TV Star Fined For COVID-19 Breach In Barbados

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Barbados Today:- British reality TV star Zara Holland was Wednesday morning fined $12,000 for breaching coronavirus quarantine when she appeared at the District “D” Magistrates Court.

Holland pleaded guilty to breaching COVID-19 Directive No.4 by leaving Sugar Bay Hotel where she was staying pending the results of her COVID-19 test without a reasonable explanation.
Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes ordered her to pay the fine in seven days.
If Holland fails to pay the fine, she will spend the next nine months in prison.
Holland, 26, is currently out on $20,000 bail with a surety to guarantee that the fine is paid.

The former Love Island star was stopped at the Grantley Adams International Airport on December 29 attempting to skip the island before her test results came through.

Her lead attorney Andrew Pilgrim QC said Holland had received two negative COVID-19 tests and accepts that her attempts to leave the country was “foolish.”
He added that she accepted “full responsibility” for her error.

Chief Magistrate Weekes also declared in court that contrary to public opinion the “court does not just jail anyone” but always does a means assessment as to whether a convicted person can pay a fine in relation to such charges.

Headline photo caption :Love Island’s Zara Holland pictured alongside lawyer Harry Husbands (Image MEGA)

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