291 COVID Related Arrests,169 Convictions Since March

Atlee Rodney

Antigua News Room-Police in Antigua have made 291 arrests since march for breaches to COVID-19 prevention protocols and regulations.

The two main offences are not wearing face masks and illegal social gatherings, Police Commissioner Atlee Rodney has said.

The top cop says 291 residents have been arrested for COVID-19 breaches 52 females and 239 males. Out of that number, there have been 169 convictions with 30 being female and 139 males. On Barbuda, there have been 24 males arrested and from that 19 convictions.

“But outside of that we had regular patrols where we had to enlighten the public, encourage the public, and on several occasions had to warn the public to adhere to those regulations,” Rodney told a news conference on the state of crime this morning.

He said, “going forward and even as we can see on a global stage, we have to continue to be committed to those protocols, we have to continue to the guidelines that have been established.”

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  1. About 3 weeks ago some hosted a karaoke at the St. John’s police station and the protocols at the time was not adhered to…… It was mentioned that there would be an investigation. From since then, it appears as though the matter has been swept under the carpet….. Remember, what goes for one should go for all…. No police officer is above the law..

  2. Well done commissioner Atlee Rodney,

    I wish our commissioner and the UK government had shown the same sort of tenacity as Antigua,
    and maybe, just maybe, we would have got on top this terrible and devastating disease/virus
    from the moment it arrived on our shores.


  3. Take pictures and videos of all them who doing the enforcing. What goes for us goes for them too.

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