The family of a US teenager who was jailed in the Cayman Islands for breaking COVID-19 regulations, has reached out to President Donald Trump for help, US News reports say
According to NBC News, Skylar Mack’s grandmother has written to the US President asking for help and received a response that her request would be forwarded to the ‘appropriate Federal agency.’
Eighteen year old Mack and her local boyfriend Vanjae Ramgeet, 24, had charges laid against them arising from an incident on November 29.
Mack attended a crowded jet-ski event in which Ramgeet was participating.
The American teenager had arrived in the Cayman Islands two days prior to the breach and was required to self-isolate for 14 days before she could leave her home or interact with the public.
But she removed a tracking bracelet and left her hotel.
Mack’s mother says the 18 year old is ‘scared to death’.
“She’s scared to death over there,” her mother, Rebecca Burt, told WBS-TV 2 Atlanta.
Burt described the situation as being a constant nightmare.
Skylar Mack and her family admit she broke the law, there is no dispute there. They just don’t like what they view as a harsh sentence: two months in prison, according to WBS-TV 2 Atlanta.
Headline photo courtesy Cayman Compass