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Home Affairs Minister clarifies fixed penalty notice

April 19th, 2022

Minister of Home Affairs and Information, Wilfred Abrahams has sought to bring some clarity to a new Directive where people may now receive a fixed penalty notice for not wearing a face mask in public.

The fixed penalty is $100.

It applies to a public building, public place, or while traveling on a public service vehicle or other public transport; whether as a driver, conductor or passenger.

Mr. Abrahams explains prior to the amendment, the offense was one for which an individual could be arrested and charged.

He says having a conviction means an individual has a criminal record and paying the fine means that’s the end of the matter.

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