Monday 26 October, 2020

RBPF: Carry identification when travelling during curfew

The RBPF patrolling the streets during the 24-hour curfew.

The RBPF patrolling the streets during the 24-hour curfew.

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has issued a warning to the public to ensure they carry some form of official picture identification when travelling the streets during curfew hours. 

This notice from law enforcement comes in light of instances where members of the public have been making passes purporting to be official emergency passes, which have been issued to persons who work in the essential services, and presenting them to the authorities so as to move around the island freely during the 24-hour curfew. 

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It was also reported that persons have been transferring the physical passes to family and friends.

The Royal Barbados Police Force also reminded the public that it is an offence to be outside their residence during curfew hours unless they fall under the category of persons who have been officially exempted and have applied for and granted an emergency pass.

Any person found on the streets or other public places without legitimate authority will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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