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10 People Charged for Bathing off Bayside Towers

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TEN people have been charged for bathing in the waters of Bayside Towers in Cocorite on Wednesday.

Police said they were in breach of the Public Health Ordinance Regulations which state that a person shall not, without reasonable justification, “be found at or in any beach, river, stream, pond, spring, or similar body of water, unless the presence of that person is essential for the carrying out or provision of a service specified.”

The penalty for such an offence is a $50,000 fine and six months in prison.

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said he received information from the public and directed officers to the area.

Ten persons were caught bathing in the sea. They were arrested and taken to the Four Roads Police Station.

The arrest of this group followed a similar incident on April 19 when 27 persons were detained by police for bathing in the waters off Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain.

Griffith had warned them and later released everyone without charge.

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