A PROCLAMATION DECLARING A STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY IN SANTA CRUZ VILLAGE, STANN CREEK DISTRICT AND BELLA VISTA VILLAGE, TOLEDO DISTRICT - Statutory Instrument No. 156 of 2020, effective November 2, 2020.

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COVID Curfew for Small Southern Villages

COVID is spreading fast in the banana belt and today, Statutory Instrument No. 156 of 2020 put into law a curfew designed to contain it. The SI focusses on two villages, Santa Cruz and Bella Vista villages.
The curfew runs nightly from 8:00 in the night, until 5:00 in the morning for 14 days and will be accompanied by a prohibition on the sale of liquor - which, we are told, includes beer and spirits.

The law says, quote, "Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of these Regulations or incites or attempts to incite any other person to contravene any of these Regulations commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or to imprisonment for two (2) years."

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