The Court Report – January 4th. 2021

3 American Writers are charged for not wearing face mask whilst on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye island, New Years Day!

by Anita Nembhard-Flowers
Belize City, Mon. Jan. 4, 2021

It is extremely unusual for Americans to be hauled into court for such infractions, and many Americans that are not wearing face-masks in public are usually given a warning. Which made us wonder if other Americans were involved that caused the detention of these 3 writers.

The infraction happened on New Years Day on the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

Three American writer tourist who were not wearing masks whilst on San Pedro on New Years day were charged in court today for failure to wear a mask.

They are 52 year old Jennifer Heckman, a Writer, along with 54 year old Jeffery Heckman, a Writer/Construction Worker along with 58-Jeffery Garcea , all residents of the United States of American.

The trio appeared this morning before Senior Magistrate. Aretha Ford in Court #2 due to the absence of a magistrate on the island.

They were all charged with failure to wear a face mask or other face clothing.

They were caught on. New years Day, January 1, 2021 on Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro.

In court, the trio pleaded guilty and were fine the new mandatory fine of $500 recently implemented for any SOE offenses.

They were order to pay the fine forthwith in default 5 months imprisonment.
By 12 noon, the trio was able to pay their fine and they were free to go.