Two people have appeared in court in as many days charged with selling fish illegally on the sidewalks of Kingstown.
On Thursday, police said they arrested and charged Beverly Bynoe-Douglas, a 51 -year-old vendor, of Rillan Hill, “for engaging in commercial activity by selling fish in contravention of the Kingstown and Country Planning Zoned Area Declaration of the Kingstown Order”.
Police said the offence was committed on Wednesday about 8:15 a.m. in Kingstown.
The defendant appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Thursday and pleaded guilty to the charge.
Senior Magistrate Colin John bonded her to keep the peace for six months in the sum of EC$500.
If Bynoe-Douglas breaches the bond, she must pay EC$500 forthwith or go to prison for three months.
A restitution order was granted for the fish and Bynoe-Douglas was further reprimanded and discharged.
Meanwhile, police said on Wednesday that they arrested and charged Erron Lavia, a 26-year-old fisherman, of Clare Valley, for engaging in commercial activity by selling fish in contravention of the Kingstown and Country Planning Zoned Area Declaration of the Kingstown Order.
The offence was allegedly committed on Jan. 17, about 9:30 a.m. in Kingstown.
Lavia was granted station bail and appeared before the Kingstown Magistrate Court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The court ordered that station bail continue and the matter be adjourned to March 18 for trial.