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An iWitness News file photo of fish on sale in Kingstown.
An iWitness News file photo of fish on sale in Kingstown.
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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.

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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.

4 replies on “Two people charged with selling fish on sidewalk in Kingstown”

  1. Alwayn leacock says:

    so this makes the selling of fish illegal when rhe people walk around the village blowing horns and selling fish at the door step ? becaue there cN be one rule for kingstown and another rule for the rest of the country

  2. I know my comment won’t be shown as per all of my comments lately, anyway amazing a silly crime can come to court so quickly in our beloved svg but serious crimes seem to take years even though you have the culprits ??? Or even worst strong evidence ??? But alas a crime is a crime I suppose no mater how small.

  3. This make the real criminals have a field day.Its a cat and mouse game. Catch me if you can. These are the types of criminals that Trevor Buju cannot catch the real criminals . The the criminal(s) who killed Prescious Williams are never caught. He utters empty words such as”Dont sleep easily we will get you”. We are yet to see evidence of this rhetoric and empty promises.

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