BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC)— The Court of Appeal in Barbados today ordered that a Jamaican man, Dean George Scott, who breached the island’s COVID-19 quarantine regulations, be released from prison

This decision was handed down by Chief Justice Sir Patterson Cheltenham and Justices of Appeal Rajendra Narine and Margaret Reifer.

Scott, 49, a mason, who was a guest at Crystal Beach Hotel, pleaded guilty before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes to contravening Paragraph (14) of the Emergency Management (Covid-19) Curfew No 4 Directive as while in quarantine at the St Lucy District Hospital, he left the facility on December 7, 2020 without a reasonable explanation.

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