Bus Driver Charged For Violating Emergency Powers Regulations  

PR- A St. George bus driver has been charged with violating Section13 (1)a of the 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID 19) Regulations.

Officers at the Traffic Department laid the charge against Kelly Fraser of Darbeau, St George’s, a driver of the number one (1) bus route on Thursday 26th March, 2020 about 10:05 a.m. after he was stopped in traffic along The Carenage en route to the town of St. George, with a bus load of passengers, in contravention of the 2020 COVID 19 Emergency Powers Regulations.Section13 (1)a of the Emergency Powers (COVID 19) Regulations states that no person shall offer for hire or seek to travel on any motor omnibus, unless there is or would be not more than one passenger per row in the motor omnibus in a staggered formation.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is appealing to persons to comply with the regulations of the 2020 Emergency Powers (COVID 19) Regulations.

A person who contravenes or fails to comply with these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence and, on summary conviction, liable to a fine of one thousand dollars and to imprisonment for twelve months and to forfeiture of any goods or money in respect of which the offence has been committed.