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Skylar Mack and her boyfriend, Vanjae Ramgeet, who was convicted of quarantine violation last week, begged forgiveness for putting people at risk. Last month, when she took off her iMsafe wristband just days after arriving here to attend the Jet Ski event in which Ramgeet was a participant, Mack broke the COVID-19 isolation rules with Ramgeet’s help. But despite their appeals, forgiveness will come sometime after their sentences have been appealed by the government.
The pair are now scheduled to appear in court today at lunchtime for an appeal against their sentence, which was seen as unduly light by the authorities.
Who is Skylar Mack?
Skylar Mack is an American teen and student at Mercer University in Georgia who, authorities in the Caribbean nation say, was sentenced to four months in prison for violating the COVID-19 quarantine in the Cayman Islands to watch her boyfriend compete in a professional jet ski competition.
He is 24 years old.
Jailed For Breaking Quarantine
According to the Cayman News Service, on November 29, just two days after landing on the island, Mack, who is the daughter of pro jet ski racer Dennis Mack, violated a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine. After slipping off a wristband that monitored her location, she spent seven hours with members of the public, the journal says.
Last week they were both ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and pay $2,600 each for the expense of placing them in isolation after they pleaded guilty to failing to comply with isolation regulations. Mack was busted at the case and both were taken to a safe government facility to wait out the rest of the quarantine by Ramgeet, who had supported her.
The court also recommended that Mack, who is scheduled to depart the Cayman Islands on 22 December, be banned from returning here until the quarantine restrictions have been lifted.
But lawmakers have recently raised the overall fine for COVID-19 quarantine violations from $1,000 to $10,000 under the Public Health Statute, as well as prison time of up to two years, and have emphasized the need to prosecute violators to the full extent to send a strong message of deterrence. Last week, Manderson told Parliament that the prosecutors’ office had been asked to appeal the penalty for community service.