“The public's sense of safety and well-being has been shaken in recent times by a small number of confirmed breaches of quarantine, in a private residence as well as, most recently, in a government-sponsored facility.”
Deputy Governor, Franz Manderson
(CMR) The Deputy Governor Franz Manderson announced today in Parliament that the Director of Public Prosecution will be appealing the decision of Magistrate Angelyn Hernandez to give community service to two persons who recently breached the mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement.
Discussing the various important safety and preventative measures that have been deployed for those opting to enter the country during this time he noted that this has been done to keep the community at large safe. He further explained that the increased penalties are meant to be a deterrent.
Acknowledging that even one breach is one too many he further explained the additional security measures that have now been implemented at the government-operated facilities which will cost the government an additional $25,000 per month.
There was immense public outcry that the sentence for Vanjae “VJ” Ramgeet and his visiting American girlfriend Skylar Mack was less than adequake. In one instance, a person shared that by allowing Skylar to remain in Cayman and participate in communty appeared to be a reward as opposed to any punishment.