Visiting US citizen, 2 locals fined for breaching COVID-19 curfew

Two locals and a visiting US citizen who were found imbibing at a bar after 22:30h were charged for breaching the national COVID-19 curfew.
Junior Bollers, 25, of Third Street Kaneville, East Bank Demerara (EBD); Winston Campbell of Friendship, EBD, and 32-year-old Lorenzo Sampson of New York, USA, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Tuesday.
Police stated that on April 11, 2021, at Rio Night Club, Forshaw Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, the trio was caught having drinks at the nightspot beyond the curfew hours.
The three men, however, denied the charge when it was read to them. At that time, the Chief Magistrate requested that the trio provide an explanation for their behaviour.
In response, Campbell told the court that he had nothing to say, while Bollers stated that he works at the nightspot as a selector.
Sampson told the court that it was his second day in the country and that he was not aware of the national curfew. He claimed that he went to the nightspot as a form of relaxation.
The men were each fined $16,350 with an alternative of three months’ prison sentence. Also on Tuesday, the Magistrate issued arrest warrants for Carlos Flores and Levlie Raymond in relation to similar charges.
Earlier in the month, Akash Ramkissoon was fined for breaching the COVID-19 guidelines. The Police stated that on February 23 last at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC), Albert Street and Woolford Avenue, Georgetown, he hosted a private party that was attended by several patrons.
He nevertheless pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined.