A national of Finland accused of an expletive-filled rant at police when they approached her for not wearing a mask, has been fined by a court here.
Police identified the woman as Johanna Koivulchto, 30.
A law enforcement official told St Lucia Times that the court fined her $600 which she must pay by February 5.
Police had charged Koivulchto with the offences of Swearing or Using Abusive or Indecent Language in a Public Place.
They also charged her with failing to Wear a Mask or Suitable Covering Over the Nose or Mouth in Public as required under current COVID-19 regulations.
The Finland national pleaded guilty to the charges, according to police.
The law enforcement officials reported that about 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Pigeon Island, Gros Islet, COVID Wardens approached Koivulchto.
They had observed that she was not adhering to the mask wearing requirement in a public place.
The officers said they cautioned her but she refused to adhere to the requirement, proceeding to hurl expletives at them.
As a result, the officers arrested and charged her.
The woman is still in custody pending a probe into another matter which the police did not disclose.