SEVEN people have been fined after pleading guilty for bathing in the Gulf of Paria contrary to the public health regulations to fight the spread of Covid-19.
They were held around 4.30 pm on Wednesday near Bayside Towers in Cocorite.
Appearing before Magistrate Sarah De Silva via a virtual court hearing on Thursday were Leticia Debideen, of 16 Cocorite Terrace, Cocorite; Nakisha Hewitt of 4 Waterhole in Cocorite; Natasha Meade of Building 1 Apt. 13, Harding Place; Atiba Phillip of Lp#2 Harding Place, Cocorite; Gilanni Ash of Building 1 Apt #41, Cocorite; and Terric Jack of Building 5 Apt#11, Cocorite.
They all pleaded guilty and were each fined $1,000 with 14 days to pay or in default face two weeks simple imprisonment.
Also in court was Martin Hunter, of 4 Ariapita Road, St Anns, who was fined $2,000 and in default 3 weeks simple imprisonment.
When they were arrested, the accused were taken to the Four Roads Police Station. Charges were laid by constables Hartman and Jugmohan.